• ABC12 Investigation: ‘Kratom Kraze’

    ABC12 Investigation: ‘Kratom Kraze’0

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    FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – Kratom is a controversial product with a popular following.

    While some say it has the power to heal, others believe it has the potential to be downright dangerous.

    It’s a popular plant that’s native to Thailand and partsd of Southeast Asia. In the United States, Kratom is billed as an herbal supplement. Some use it to help with pain, and others use it to treat opioid addiction and withdrawal.

    Getting kratom is legal and easy to get just by logging online or visiting your local smoke shop.

    Bryan Pelkey owns 2 Steps Higher Head Shop and Mundy Township, and has been selling kratom for a decade.… Continue reading.

  • White Borneo Kratom: A Natural Mood Booster

    White Borneo Kratom: A Natural Mood Booster0

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  • Kratom Advocates Speak Out Against Proposed Government Ban

    Kratom Advocates Speak Out Against Proposed Government Ban0

    The federal government is moving to crack down on kratom, which some people use for chronic pain and to lessen cravings for opioids and alcohol. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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    Kratom is made from the leaves of a tree native to Southeast Asia that is a relative of the coffee plant. According to David Kroll, a pharmacologist and medical writer, farmers and indigenous people have used it for hundreds of years as both a stimulant to increase work output and also at the end of the day as a way to relax.

    The leaves are often brewed like a tea, or crushed and mixed with water.… Continue reading.

  • Pohon Kratom yang Efeknya Mirip Ganja Tumbuh Liar di Hutan Nunukan, BNN Awasi Ketat

    Pohon Kratom yang Efeknya Mirip Ganja Tumbuh Liar di Hutan Nunukan, BNN Awasi Ketat0

    NUNUKAN, KOMPAS.com – Pohon kratom yang disinyalir memiliki efek lebih bahaya dari tanaman ganja tumbuh liar di sejumlah hutan yang ada di Kecamatan Sembakung dan Kecamatan Sebuku Kabupaten Nunukan Kalimantan Utara.

    Masyarakat Nunukan menamakan tumbuhan tersebut dengan kekatung, yang dalam bahasa Tidung berarti tanaman obat.

    Masyarakat setempat biasanya memanfaatkan kayu pohon kekatung atau kratom sebagai kayu bakar, dibuat papan atau ditancapkan sebagai pagar, karena mudahnya kekatung tumbuh tanpa melewati pembibitan atau penyemaian.

    “Bicara efek, ada dugaan lebih mengerikan dari pada ganja yang sekedar halusinogen, kalau kratom ada efek seperti sedatif juga, dan cara konsumsinya lebih simple dan mudah ketimbang ganja,” ujar Kasi Pencegahan dan Pemberdayaan Masyarakat (P2M) Badan Narkotika Nasional Kabupaten (BNNK) Nunukan Murjani Shalat, Minggu (30/8/2020).… Continue reading.

  • Kratom overdose deaths on the rise

    Kratom overdose deaths on the rise0

    It can have the same affect as opioids on the brain, yet anyone can buy it at the corner gas station or smoke shop.

    Kratom is a plant from Southeast Asia that typically comes in pill or powdered form.
    Researchers have been looking at the potential for kratom to treat opioid addiction.

    However, our KELOLAND News investigation talks with an Aberdeen mother whose son overdosed on kratom, as overdose deaths from the substance continue to rise nationwide.

    Kratom affects the same opioid brain receptors as morphine and can be addictive. It can also have a stimulant effect in low doses.

    Proponents of the herbal supplements say it treats pain, anxiety and depression.… Continue reading.

  • Louisiana law passed this summer could ban Kratom

    Louisiana law passed this summer could ban Kratom0

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