Kratom Trade Association: Industry is Prepared to Work with Georgia Lawmakers on Manufacturing, Labeling and Age Oversight of Kratom
- Kratom Products
- December 27, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jay Humfeld is one the many people who describe the legal herbal Kratom as a life-saver.
“I used to take Adderall, and I’m completely off Adderall. I don’t need Adderall anymore,” said Humfeld, a co-owner of Hemp Haven in the city’s Crossroads Arts District. “I can stay focused. I can stay alert. I can do my job.”
Kratom comes from a leaf in Southeast Asia and has been used as an energy and mood-booster in tea for hundreds of years.
These days, Kratom is highly popular — and widely available — for people looking to treat anxiety or to transition off opioids.… Continue reading.READ MORE
A life-saving supplement or a deadly drug? It`s a nationwide debate that`s now unfolding right here in KC. Some swear by kratom and others won`t go near it.… Continue reading.
TAMPA, Fla. — Kratom, an herbal drug and popular sale item at head shops and gas stations, has federal officials sounding warning alarms that the drug is taking lives, as advocates claim it could help recovering opioid addicts.
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found kratom as a cause of death in 91 cases between July 2016 and December 2017.
Christopher Waldron of Tampa was the among the 91 people who died of kratom. I-Team Investigator Kylie McGivern spoke with Waldron’s mother, who is calling for more rules surrounding the drug.
“I feel like it’s the wild west out there and you don’t know what you’re taking,” said Waldron’s mother Laura Lamon.
(MENAFN) At least one tonnes of kratom leaves have been discovered in the Thai-Malaysian border in southern Thailand’s Songkla Province on Tuesday.
Officials declared that they busted the new leaves filled in 123 bags, meanwhile, two motorcycles with Songkla license plates were also seen but there was no one existed there.
They added that the drugs had been trafficked across the border from Malaysia to be hidden there till shifted to Thailand.
The drugs had the value of at least 700,000 baht (about USD 21,875).
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – David Lottes never imagined his love of weightlifting would lead to about 15 years of battling opioid use.
“I heard my shoulder pop,” recalled Lottes about the moment he injured himself lifting more than a decade ago.
Lottes said that injury and continued weightlifting led to surgeries and using opioids for pain.
Eventually he turned to Methadone clinics for help to treat his pain and dependency, which brought on its own battles
“I was in this tunnel where I didn’t leave the house,” Lottes said.
He decided he’d had enough. He started to detox from Methadone, which lead to even more pain.… Continue reading.READ MORE
NEW ALBANY – A sweep through New Albany and part of Union County Thursday morning, May 9, netted Union County deputies a quantity of kratom, a controversial herbal substance which Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) agents have termed dangerous and addictive.
The substance was banned by county and city ordinances in 2017, Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said this week.
Following efforts by the sheriff, the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 17, 2017, banned the substance. New Albany followed shortly afterward.
The Union County ordinance indicates that possession of kratom is misdemeanor punishable by up to a $1,000 fine, six months in jail or both.… Continue reading.