• Kratom: Castle Rock Deciding What to Do About Controversial Substance

    Kratom: Castle Rock Deciding What to Do About Controversial Substance0

    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.

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  • Lee County officials, residents divided on Kratom

    Lee County officials, residents divided on Kratom0

    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.

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    “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.

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  • CDC finds link between legal drug kratom and overdose deaths

    CDC finds link between legal drug kratom and overdose deaths0

    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.

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