• Legislation filed that would regulate sale of kratom and CBD products in Pa.

    Legislation filed that would regulate sale of kratom and CBD products in Pa.0

    Rep. Jim Struzzi, R-Indiana, has filed two pieces of legislation that would regulate the production and sale of kratom and CBD products in Pennsylvania.

    House Resolution 459 would encourage the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to provide guidelines to the commonwealth regarding CBD and the proliferation of CBD products. Currently, due to a lack of FDA oversight, there are no quality standards for CBD products and little consistency in the market, he said.

    “Consumers need these protections in place to ensure they are getting what they pay for,” said Struzzi. “These standards will provide retailers with the ability to properly market their CBD, and consumers with the assurance that they are buying a safe and effective product.”

    House Resolution 460 would encourage the FDA to provide guidelines for over-the-counter sales of kratom.

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  • Man accused of breaking into smoke shops to steal kratom in Alpharetta, Roswell

    Man accused of breaking into smoke shops to steal kratom in Alpharetta, Roswell0

    A man is wanted after kratom was stolen during several recently break-ins at smoke shops in Alpharetta and Roswell, authorities said.

    The burglar broke into Alpha Smoke off Hembree Road in Alpharetta three times, including once last week, Channel 2 Action News reported. Days after that break-in, Smoke 911 off Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell was broken into, and authorities believe it’s the same suspect.

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    In each case, the man broke in through the front door and went straight for kratom, which is drug produced from a tropical tree native to southeast Asia that can be used to manage pain and boost energy, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.… Continue reading.

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  • With more cases of vaping-related illness expected, lawmakers look at a crackdown

    With more cases of vaping-related illness expected, lawmakers look at a crackdown0

    SALT LAKE CITY — With 21 suspected cases of vaping-related illnesses reported and the number expected to grow by next week, Utah lawmakers are looking to take action by preparing a series of bills aimed at cracking down on vaping.

    “Anytime you have that kind of a health situation and an emergency like that, it does move the needle,” Senate Majority Leader Evan Vickers, R-Cedar City, told FOX 13.

    Lawmakers are alarmed at the sheer number of cases reported by local health departments. Some people have been hospitalized in medically-induced comas because of lung illnesses suspected of being related to vaping.… Continue reading.

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