The Oxford Eagle reports the city banned sale of synthetic kratom products immediately beginning Aug. 6. Thirty or more Mississippi cities and counties have criminalized possession of kratom, although …
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Another north Mississippi government is banning the sale of kratom, a legal but unregulated herbal product.
Thirty or more Mississippi cities and counties have criminalized possession of kratom, although a bill to ban it statewide failed earlier this year in the Legislature.
Interim Oxford Police Chief Jeff McCutcheon proposed the ban in May, telling aldermen police responded to a death in April in which kratom was a contributing factor.
Supporters of kratom say it provides safe pain relief and can combat anxiety disorders. Some kratom users also say it manages the withdrawal symptoms of opioids.