• Maryland bills aim to restrict kratom use, availability

    Maryland bills aim to restrict kratom use, availability0

    Kratom, a substance that users told lawmakers they take as a pain and addiction treatment, would see more stringent regulation in Maryland under legislation making its way through the General Assembly. Some government agencies advise against using the substance, calling it dangerous — while opponents of the bill are advocating for safety standards instead.

    Originating in southeast Asian countries, including Thailand and Indonesia, kratom is an herbal substance that comes from evergreen trees and has similar effects as opioids.

    House bill 283 would categorize kratom as among the most dangerous controlled substances in Maryland, a list that includes heroin, LSD, ecstasy and a hallucinogen called peyote.… Continue reading.

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  • Maryland bills aim to restrict kratom

    Maryland bills aim to restrict kratom0

    By Kevin Brown
    Capital News Service

    Kratom, a substance that users told lawmakers they take as a pain and addiction treatment, would see more stringent regulation in Maryland under legislation making its way through the General Assembly. Some government agencies advise against using the substance, calling it dangerous — while opponents of the bill are advocating for safety standards instead.

    Originating in southeast Asian countries, including Thailand and Indonesia, kratom is an herbal substance that comes from evergreen trees and has similar effects as opioids.

    House bill 283 would categorize kratom as among the most dangerous controlled substances in Maryland, a list that includes heroin, LSD, ecstasy and a hallucinogen called peyote.

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  • Local veterans combine fine, graffiti art styles to create ‘Yellow Squares Bombed’ exhibit

    Local veterans combine fine, graffiti art styles to create ‘Yellow Squares Bombed’ exhibit0

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    © ANNA REED / STATESMAN JOURNAL Former Marines Matthew Boulay, left, and Eddie Caine are pairing up to create “Yellow Squares Bombed”, to combine their fine art and graffiti art styles at the Salem Art Association on Jan. 8, 2020. The exhibit runs through Feb. 20.

    “Yellow Squares Bombed” is a collaboration between the two artists, both of whom are former Marines, and their art styles. 




    © ANNA REED / STATESMAN JOURNAL Eddie Caine paints a background for an installation at the Salem Art Association on Jan. 8, 2020.

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