• Kratom draft legalisation awaits state council review

    Kratom draft legalisation awaits state council review0


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    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.

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  • Kratom Gets Reprieve From Drug Enforcement Administration

    Kratom Gets Reprieve From Drug Enforcement Administration0

    Kratom, seen in capsule form here, has been under review by the Drug Enforcement Administration for possible restriction. Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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    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.

    Now, the DEA is withdrawing its notice of intent to put kratom in the most restrictive category of controlled substances, with drugs like LSD and heroin.… Continue reading.

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  • DEA is reversing its decision to ban the opiate-like plant kratom – for now

    DEA is reversing its decision to ban the opiate-like plant kratom – for now0

    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.

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  • Danica Lee

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    Dry, Warm Weather Kicking Up Smoke At Grizzly Creek FireMore smoke is coming from the Grizzly Creek Fire near Glendwood Springs.

    More Mandatory Evacuations Ordered For Mullen Fire Burning In Colorado, WyomingMore mandatory evacuations were ordered for the Mullen Fire burning in Colorado and Wyoming.

    Denver Weather: Smoke Gets Even Worse Today As Temperatures Stay Far Above NormalTuesday will be even warmer than Monday in most areas. Smoke from several wildfires will also make the air unhealthy for everyone along the Front Range.

    Mullen Fire Continues To Grow In Colorado, Wyoming Fueled By Wind, Beetle-Kill TreesThe Mullen Fire continues to grow.

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  • Field Medic is out of hiding

    Field Medic is out of hiding0

    Now he’s back on track. “It was like an exorcism of sorts,” he recalls, “and now I’ve been freed of the demon that once had hold of me.” Field Medic, now resurrected, is releasing Floral Prince, an album of both released singles and previously leaked songs. It opens with the beloved “-h-o-u-s-e-k-e-y-z-,” which came out earlier this year, and it ends with the sprawling “TRANQUILIZED,” heard by a couple thousand fans on YouTube.

    He leaked songs on YouTube for a while if his friends told him: “This is pretty emo, but this isn’t a ‘hit.’” These were his stripped-down folk songs where the centerpiece is his lyricism—what Sullivan cares most about.… Continue reading.

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  • Best Kratom Vendors to Buy From Online ( Reviews of Top Quality Kratom Suppliers Near Me)

    Best Kratom Vendors to Buy From Online ( Reviews of Top Quality Kratom Suppliers Near Me)0

    Over the last couple of years, kratom has gained massive traction across the globe as more people become aware of its potent benefits to the human body. For starters, kratom is a tropical tree in the coffee family whose leaves extract is used as a sedative and stimulant.

    Reports indicate that the extract is capable of treating digestion system complications, chronic pain, and helping people suffering from opium addiction. Like any other product in the global free market, an increase in demand results in an increase in the number of vendors. You can purchase kratom online at affordable rates and get it shipped to your location in less than seven days.

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