• Most people ‘accept’ medical weed

    Most people ‘accept’ medical weed0

    Marijuana is cultivated in a lab farm for medical and research purposes. Government Pharmaceutical Organisation photo

    An opinion survey found 86% of respondents support the medical use of marijuana and kratom, 39% think authorities can control its use, and 59% want its use to be restricted to certain places.

    The National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) and the Public Relations Department polled 2,058 people nationwide to gather their opinions about the medical use of marijuana and kratom.

    A huge majority — 86.3% — said they supported its use because research confirmed marijuana and kratom could serve medical purposes and provide treatment alternatives.… Continue reading.

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  • The controversy over kratom

    The controversy over kratom0


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    A life-saving supplement or a deadly drug? It`s a nationwide debate that`s now unfolding right here in KC. Some swear by kratom and others won`t go near it.

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  • Thailand busts 1 tonnes of kratom leaves in border with Malaysian

    Thailand busts 1 tonnes of kratom leaves in border with Malaysian0

    (MENAFN) At least one tonnes of kratom leaves have been discovered in the Thai-Malaysian border in southern Thailand’s Songkla Province on Tuesday.

    Officials declared that they busted the new leaves filled in 123 bags, meanwhile, two motorcycles with Songkla license plates were also seen but there was no one existed there.

    They added that the drugs had been trafficked across the border from Malaysia to be hidden there till shifted to Thailand.

    The drugs had the value of at least 700,000 baht (about USD 21,875).

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  • Around 1.2 tonnes of kratom leaves seized on Thai-Malaysian border in Songkhla

    Around 1.2 tonnes of kratom leaves seized on Thai-Malaysian border in Songkhla0

    Subanthit Chaikaew, assistant district chief, led officials to check the border spot in Ban Bang Na village in Tambon Huay Khu, and found the leaves in 123 bags.

    Two motorcycles were also found in the area.

    Subanthit said the drugs had been smuggled across the border from Malaysia to be kept there pending distribution in Thailand. 

    The two motorcycles might belong to suspects who fled into the forest after seeing the officials arrive, he said, adding that the owners of the bikes would be summoned for questioning.

    Kratom leaves sell in Malaysia for Bt300 per leaf, but the price doubles in Thailand, according to officials.… Continue reading.

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  • St. Charles County Council works to ban Kratom

    St. Charles County Council works to ban Kratom0

    ST. CHARLES -The St. Charles County Council begins the process to ban Kratom; an herb that causes effects similar to opioids and stimulants.

    A Missouri House Bill 1115 to ban the sale, possession or use of kratom will be introduced at  Monday nights council meeting.

    Supporters of kratom say it provides safe, non-addictive pain relief and can also combat anxiety disorders. Some kratom users also say it manages the withdrawal symptoms of potent opiate drugs. Law enforcement, however, has described kratom as addictive and dangerous.

    The St. Charles County Medical Examiner says kratom has played a role in at least nine deaths since the end of 2017.… Continue reading.

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  • Hat Yai officials foil attempt to smuggle 500kg of kratom leaves

    Hat Yai officials foil attempt to smuggle 500kg of kratom leaves0

    Hat Yai district officials and defence volunteers at a road checkpoint on Sadao-Hat Yai road in Moo 8 village in Tambon Ban Phru upended the plans of the alleged smugglers at about 12.30am.

    Officials stopped an SUV after the driver and passenger appeared suspicious. They told officials they were heading to Hat Yai to pick up relatives.

    While the officials were talking to the two men in the SUV, a pick-up truck that had followed them climbed over the road island to head back in the other direction.

    Officials jumped in their own pickup and chased after the fleeing truck, but it made a U-turn and sped back towards the checkpoint.… Continue reading.

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