- Kratom Effects
- November 21, 2018
A father and son have been charged after a new psychoactive substance with a black market value of £60,000 was seized by Border Force at two airports.
The hauls of Kratom were found at Edinburgh Airport on 15 April and East Midlands Airport on 6 May.
The seizures were part of a joint National Crime Agency and Police Scotland investigation.
Organised Crime Partnership officers arrested the two men, aged 60 and 38, in Bathgate, West Lothian, on Tuesday.
NCA Scotland operations manager John McGowan said: “We estimate these seizures would have had a combined value of around £60,000 once sold on the black market.… Continue reading.READ MORE
A father and son have been charged after £60,000 of a new psychoactive substance was seized by Border Force at two airports.
The seizures of Kratom – one of 52 kilos at Edinburgh Airport on April 15 and another of 102 kilos at East Midlands Airport on May 6 – were made as part of a joint National Crime Agency and Police Scotland investigation.
Officers from the Organised Crime Partnership arrested the two men, aged 60 and 38, in Bathgate, West Lothian, on Tuesday.
NCA Scotland operations manager John McGowan said: “We estimate these seizures would have had a combined value of around £60,000 once sold on the black market.… Continue reading.
GODFREY — A public hearing on the new budget and discussion on whether to allow the sale of Kratom in the village are among items on the agenda at Tuesday’s Godfrey Village Board meeting.
A public hearing on the budget is set for 5:45 p.m. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the hearing will be held via audio conference. To participate call 1-408-418-9388 using access code 623-964-726#. Comments may be submitted to the village clerk via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 3:35 p.m. to be part of the public record.
As presented, the budget shows expenditures of $14.8 million, up about $3 million from last year.… Continue reading.
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Kratom, a popular organic substance of Southeast Asian origin, remains controversial thanks to warnings from the federal Food and Drug Administration over questions about safety and claims that the herbal pain reliever is as addictive as the opioids that many users say it helped them stop taking. The City of Denver issued a human-consumption prohibition on kratom in 2017, yet actual tons of the herbal product are being peddled around Colorado.
Could such sales come to an abrupt end in Colorado communities or even the state as a whole? That’s certainly a possibility, say advocates for the Kratom Consumer Protection Act, a proposal crafted by representatives of the American Kratom Association.… Continue reading.READ MORE
Legal amendments to ease the prohibition on kratom leaves are likely to be wrapped up by June, according to a sub-committee studying the issue.
Thepthai Senpong, chairman of the sub-committee tasked with solving problems related to the plant, said yesterday that the Narcotics Control Board has provided information on amendments needed to relax the ban.
These amendments will be put up for concerned agencies to consider before they are handed to the cabinet for deliberation. After that, the amendments will be forwarded to the House of Representatives.
Mr Thepthai said the legislative process is likely to be completed by June.
A public hearing on the amendments was conducted via specific locations and through online channels on Jan 17.… Continue reading.READ MORE