- Kratom News
- January 11, 2019
Chicago, Illinois – ( NewMediaWire ) – October 21, 2020 – Kratom has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years thanks to its ability to boost productivity and energy, as well as help ease anxiety and stress. But, is kratom safe? Find out more about kratom, its benefits, and potential side effects in this article.
What Is Kratom?
Kratom, which is scientifically known as Mitragynine speciosa, is an evergreen tree from the coffee family that grows in the tropics. It originated in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, and other countries within the South Asian continent.
Although it’s related to the coffee family, the medicinal benefits of kratom are found in the leaves and not the beans.… Continue reading.READ MORE
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
The Drug Enforcement Administration is reversing a widely criticized decision that would have banned the use of kratom, a plant that researchers say could help mitigate the effects of the opioid epidemic.
Citing the public outcry and a need to obtain more research, the DEA is withdrawing its notice of intent to ban the drug, according to a preliminary document that will be posted to the Federal Register Thursday.
The DEA had announced in August that it planned to place kratom in schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act, the most restrictive regulatory category, as soon as Sept. 30. But since announcing their intent to ban kratom, the “DEA has received numerous comments from members of the public challenging the scheduling action,” acting administrator Chuck Rosenberg wrote in the notice, “and requesting that the agency consider those comments and accompanying information before taking further action.”
A spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration did not immediately respond to requests for comment.… Continue reading.
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