• Kratom crackdown for youth possible in Oregon

    Kratom crackdown for youth possible in Oregon0

    The controversial drug kratom could get its first dose of regulation in Oregon if a bill in the Legislature’s short session passes, including making it a crime to sell to underage users.

    Kratom is a plant containing psychoactive chemicals that grows naturally in Southeast Asian countries like Thailand and Indonesia. At low doses, it energizes people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At higher doses, it numbs pain.

    The federal government in 2016 moved to ban kratom, then backed off in the face of vocal opposition. Some people use kratom to help with addiction to opioids, like pain pills or heroin.… Continue reading.

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  • County Supervisors Seek More Info On Kratom, Hear From Supporters

    County Supervisors Seek More Info On Kratom, Hear From Supporters0




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    SAN DIEGO — San Diego County supervisors Tuesday stopped short of declaring a medicinal plant a public nuisance, after hearing from users who said it has eased their chronic pain and other health issues.

    After hearing from nearly two dozen speakers, the board on a 4-1 vote – with Kristin Gaspar opposed – directed several county agencies to return in 60 days with options, including a possible ban, on kratom.

    The county Health and Human Services Department, Medical Examiner’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department will also consult with the American Kratom Association before making any recommendations regarding the herbal supplement.… Continue reading.

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  • County supervisors ask for more information on Kratom, hear from supporters

    County supervisors ask for more information on Kratom, hear from supporters0

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego County supervisors today stopped short of declaring a medicinal plant a public nuisance, after hearing from users who said it has eased their chronic pain and other health issues.

    After hearing from nearly two dozen speakers, the board on a 4-1 vote – – with Kristin Gaspar opposed — directed several county agencies to return in 60 days with options, including a possible ban, on kratom.

    The county Health and Human Services Department, Medical Examiner’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department will also consult with the American Kratom Association before making any recommendations regarding the herbal supplement.

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