- Kratom Effects
- November 21, 2018
The controversy around kratom, a popular herbal substance of Southeast Asian origin, has been raging in Colorado ever since Denver prohibited it for human consumption in November 2017.
Now Castle Rock, a burgeoning community south of the Mile High City, is wrestling with how to handle kratom — a process that’s gone on for months and includes an ongoing moratorium against approving any new business that sells it. And while a complete kratom ban appears to be unlikely at this point, potential regulations that would limit its sale to adults are definitely on the table. A draft ordinance is scheduled to be presented to the town council on May 21.… Continue reading.READ MORE
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Supervisors in another Northeast Mississippi county looked at the possibility of banning a herbal product that some said is dangerous and addictive, while others claimed it helps with chronic pain and lessens anxiety.
For Patrick Sudduth, living with constant pain from a back injury and cluster headaches was a way of life.
“I have been on almost every medication for headaches that a doctor can prescribe me, besides something that would be like opiates,” said Sudduth.
But the Itawamba County resident said when he started using the southeast Asian herb known as kratom, his pain was gone.… Continue reading.READ MORE
The agency in charge of deeming it illegal, the Drug Enforcement Administration, has had kratom on its radar for years. Since 2011, it’s been on the DEA’s list of concerning drugs. And, in 2016, it started the process to make it illegal but stopped after users made an overwhelming show of support for it. … Continue reading.READ MORE
SALTILLO – The Saltillo Board of Aldermen want more information before they follow the recommendation of the state narcotics bureau to ban an herbal supplement.
Aldermen want to attend an upcoming public hearing to hear more about kratom before they pass an ordinance banning a substance most had never heard of a week ago.
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Capt. Tammi Reynolds approached the board at their Tuesday night meeting and explained that kratom comes from the leaves of a tree grown in Asia. It comes in whole leaf, powder, liquid and capsule form. The last three forms are available locally in convenience stores.… Continue reading.
The herbal drug kratom is making headlines again with an alarming public health warning. On Thursday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that kratom’s active ingredients were detected in 152 people who died from drug overdoses over an 18-month period. CDC scientists reported that kratom was a cause of death in 91 of these overdose death cases. Almost all of these deaths, however, involved other drugs that are capable of causing fatal overdoses on their own, including fentanyl, heroin, and prescription opioids.READ MORE