- Kratom News
- January 11, 2019
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO. – It’s an herb that causes effects similar to opioids and stimulants, and the St. Charles County Executive proposed banning it. On Monday, county council voted to regulate Kratom.
The herb can be sold as a pain reliever, energy booster and more.
The just-passed regulations will mean stricter labeling on the product and that nobody under 18 can purchase it, among other rules. The bill will now go to the county executive for approval.
LANSING (WJRT) (8/22/2019) – Kratom, a tree that mimics opioids when ingested, could only be obtained legally with a prescription in Michigan under a new bill pending in the State Senate.
Republican Sen. John Bizon, a medical doctor from Battle Creek, introduced a bill this week to regulate the use of kratom. The bill would designate kratom as a Schedule 2 controlled substance.
“The currently unregulated drug kratom is both dangerous and addictive,” said Bizon. “There has been an alarming increase recently in the number of deaths from this relatively unknown drug. We must take measures to help prevent such tragedies and the continued abuse of this drug.”
Kratom is found primarily in southeast Asia.… Continue reading.READ MORE
The herbal supplement kratom regularly causes serious side effects and doesn’t appear safe for use, a new study argues.
Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian plant, is usually used to treat pain and addiction. But poison control centre data shows it has been tied to seizures, withdrawal, hallucinations, agitation and rapid heart rate, researchers report.
Acts on opioid receptors
Kratom is “probably not something that’s safe enough to be available as an herbal supplement”, concluded lead researcher William Eggleston, a clinical assistant professor with the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy in New York.
Kratom contains compounds that act on the opioid receptors in the brain and the body, according to the US National Institute on Drug Abuse.… Continue reading.READ MORE
A substance listed as a “drug of concern” by the FDA soon could be banned in Naperville.
The city council on Tuesday is set to consider prohibiting the sale of a plant-based substance called kratom, which is derived from the leaves of a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia.
Approval of the ban would make Naperville the third city in Illinois to forbid kratom sales, following Alton and Jerseyville, according to a memo from Jennifer Lutzke, senior assistant city attorney.… Continue reading.READ MORE