• Around 1.2 tonnes of kratom leaves seized on Thai-Malaysian border in Songkhla

    Around 1.2 tonnes of kratom leaves seized on Thai-Malaysian border in Songkhla0

    Subanthit Chaikaew, assistant district chief, led officials to check the border spot in Ban Bang Na village in Tambon Huay Khu, and found the leaves in 123 bags.

    Two motorcycles were also found in the area.

    Subanthit said the drugs had been smuggled across the border from Malaysia to be kept there pending distribution in Thailand. 

    The two motorcycles might belong to suspects who fled into the forest after seeing the officials arrive, he said, adding that the owners of the bikes would be summoned for questioning.

    Kratom leaves sell in Malaysia for Bt300 per leaf, but the price doubles in Thailand, according to officials.… Continue reading.

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  • One tonne of kratom leaves seized

    One tonne of kratom leaves seized0

    An official shows fresh kratom leaves in one of 123 sacks containing 1,230 kilogrammes of the leaves seized at a border area in Sdao district, Songkhla, on Tuesday. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan)

    SONGKHLA: Authorities have seized 123 sacks containing more than one tonne of kratom leaves at a border area in Sadao district.

    Sadao district chief Chawakit Suwankhiri on Tuesday led officials to the border area at Ban Ban Na in tambon Huay Khu, following information that many sacks containing kratom leaves were kept there.

    The team found a total of 123 sacks containing 1,230 kilogrammes of fresh kratom leaves and two motorcycles with Songkhla licence plates but there was no one there.  

    Officials said an army of small couriers had smuggled the kratom leaves from the Malaysian border to keep them there.… Continue reading.

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  • Kats Botanicals Announces the Launch of a New CBD Cream, New CBD Isolate, and Full Spectrum CBD Oil

    Kats Botanicals Announces the Launch of a New CBD Cream, New CBD Isolate, and Full Spectrum CBD Oil0

    United States – Kats Botanicals has been providing its customers in the United States with premium quality CBD products over the years. Because customer service is their number one goal, Kats Botanicals remains committed to offering their clients the best selection of lab tested CBD products. Recently, their company announced the launch of new products including the new CBD Cream, CBD Isolate, and the Full Spectrum CBD Oil.

    Announcing the launch of their new products, the spokesperson for Kats Botanicals said, “Customer service is our number one goal and we are here to help you select which product is a good fit for you on your buying journey.Continue reading.

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  • St. Charles Co. executive wants ban on kratom

    St. Charles Co. executive wants ban on kratom0

    Some say it saved their lives. Other say it can kill you. Kratom is a new herb on the market used to treat pain, but many people say it comes with way too many dangerous side effects.

    Published: 8:14 AM CDT May 13, 2019

    Updated: 8:13 AM CDT May 13, 2019 Continue reading.

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  • St. Charles County Council works to ban Kratom

    St. Charles County Council works to ban Kratom0

    ST. CHARLES -The St. Charles County Council begins the process to ban Kratom; an herb that causes effects similar to opioids and stimulants.

    A Missouri House Bill 1115 to ban the sale, possession or use of kratom will be introduced at  Monday nights council meeting.

    Supporters of kratom say it provides safe, non-addictive pain relief and can also combat anxiety disorders. Some kratom users also say it manages the withdrawal symptoms of potent opiate drugs. Law enforcement, however, has described kratom as addictive and dangerous.

    The St. Charles County Medical Examiner says kratom has played a role in at least nine deaths since the end of 2017.… Continue reading.

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  • What is kratom and what’s it made from?

    What is kratom and what’s it made from?0

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    The CDC says kratom, an herbal supplement, was a cause of deaths in 91 fatal overdoses in the United States from July 2016 to December 2017. USA TODAY

    The over-the-counter herbal drug kratom, linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths nationwide, has been banned in many counties in northeast Mississippi and such bans could increase statewide.

    Kratom was a cause of death in at least 91 fatal overdoses in the United States from July 2016 to December 2017, and 152 tested positive for the substance in a postmortem toxicology during that time period, health officials found.

    Only 44 deaths nationally were previously known, according to The Associated Press. 

    A February study also found that poisonings reported from taking kratom soared more than 50-fold from 13 in 2011 to 682 in 2017 by tracking phone calls about kratom exposures to poison control centers.… Continue reading.

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