- Kratom News
- January 11, 2019
The cabinet on Monday approved the Justice Ministry’s bill amending the Kratom Act, a step closer towards the legalisation of the drug for medicinal purposes.
Rachada Dhnadirek, deputy spokesman for the government, told a press briefing yesterday the bill aims to prevent the public from abusing kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, once it is legalised.
The cabinet earlier this year agreed to a ministry proposal to reclassify the plant from a Type-5 narcotic due to its medicinal properties. The plant has long been used as traditional medicine to treat pain, fever, dysentery and diarrhoea.
According to the ministry’s bill, if passed, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) would be authorised to approve the production, import and export of kratom products for medicinal purposes.… Continue reading.READ MORE
It’s been a wild ride for kratom lately.
Since Aug. 31, when the Drug Enforcement Administration announced its intention to classify the plant as a Schedule I substance, a group of kratom vendors filed a lawsuit against the government to block the move, angry advocates took to social media in protest and scientists questioned whether they would be able to continue kratom research.READ MORE
Kratom, a plant from Southeast Asia, is connected to 91 accidental overdose deaths in 27 states in the latest data available on the substance from the Centers for Disease Control.
Another 61 fatal drug overdoses were found to have kratom in their bloodstreams, although other drugs may have been responsible for the deaths.
According to the South Dakota Department of Health there have been three deaths where kratom was blamed as the cause this year, that’s up from just one in 2019.
It’s perfectly legal to buy kratom and as we showed you in our KELOLAND News Investigation last night into “The Kratom Controversy,” there’s a lot of money behind the effort to keep it that way.… Continue reading.READ MORE
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — You may have noticed signs around town in front of strip malls advertising something called Kratom. Not everyone is familiar with it, but the substance from the leaf of a Southeast Asian plant is growing in popularity– so much so it’s now more than a billion dollar business.
Supporters say it’s all natural and point to a host of reported benefits. But not everyone is sold on kratom, including many in the medical profession, who worry about its potential addictive properties and misuse.
“I think what’s frightening about it is, like with so many supplements, people view it as a natural healing substance, and don’t do their normal due diligence.… Continue reading.READ MORE
“Instead of seeking the help he needed, Joseph self-medicated with a drug that is considered legal in this country. This drug, although considered ‘all natural,’ led to the downfall of my son’s life,” wrote Deborah Capobianco, Cialone’s mother, to the federal judge in his case.… Continue reading.READ MORE
San Diego, California – ( NewMediaWire ) – September 22, 2020 – Over the past few decades, Kratom’s popularity has soared across the globe, and with it, the online Kratom vendors’ landscape. This supplement’s fame has spread far and wide as more people learn of its benefits and how it can change their lives.
However, with increasing demands, the list of soft Kratom manufacturers keeps growing. And although not all will meet your expectations or benefit you, buying good quality Kratom from a reliable vendor is very important. Remember, you’re playing with your health here.
So, what are the best Kratom vendors that you can get good quality products from?… Continue reading.READ MORE