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2023 State Kratom Bills with Sponsor Contact Information

State lawmakers who are crafting kratom legislation should hear from all American kratom consumers who may be purchasing kratom from vendors in those states, and who wish to travel freely throughout the nation. If you live in any of the states listed below, It is essential for state legislators to hear from you. State lawmakers …

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Colorado Feasibility Report Proposes Strict Kratom Regulations

A feasibility report published by the Colorado Department of Revenue on January 4, 2023 recommends that the state require kratom vendors and processors to adhere to stringent regulations to operate in the state. As part of Colorado’s Senate Bill 22-120, passed May 26, 2022, the report recommends that the General Assembly: “expressly permit kratom product …

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Livingston Parish Council agrees to closer look at kratom after vendors, AKA speak at ban ordinance meeting

January 12, 2023 Citizens of Livingston Parish, vendors, and a representative from the American Kratom Association (AKA) gathered at a council meeting to discuss a proposed kratom ban ordinance. The portion of the meeting discussing kratom, which councilman Tracy Girlinghouse called a “fact-finding mission”, lasted about 45 minutes. The council took comments from those in …

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Livingston Parish, Louisiana Wants to Ban Kratom; Jan 12 Hearing Scheduled; Sheriff Tied to Rehab

One by one, kratom prohibition forces are winning small victories in the parishes of Louisiana. In August 2022, Ascension Parish banned the sales of kratom. Then in October, Rapides Parish went a step further and passed an ordinance not only banning sales, but criminalizing anyone in possession of kratom. As in Rapides Parish and in …

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Federal Bill Would Limit FDA Power Over Kratom

A federal bill cosponsored by Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Mike Lee (R-UT) in the Senate and Mark Pocan (D-WI) in the House would compel Congress to begin the process of regulating kratom on a national level, and protect the kratom industry and consumers against current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrictions. The cosponsors introduced the …

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Arkansas man sentenced to 10 years for kratom allegedly killed in Greene County Jail

UPDATE: There is a GoFundMe for Marshall’s family to pay for funeral expenses. Please share this on your social media with the hashtags #JusticeForMarshallPrice #JusticeForMarshall https://www.gofundme.com/f/marshall-price-justice-fund?fbclid=IwAR2_lkkG80LQBNCYcQTmOFy5ghoJxqDjDl76HgFdP0ePkpZ0lAHthAn_GUg Marshall Price, an Arkansas man sentenced on November 16 to 10 years in prison for carrying 7 ounces of kratom, was killed in Greene County Jail, according to his …

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Groups pushing for kratom regulation in Czech Republic

Three groups, the European Kratom Alliance (EKA), the Czecho-Slovak Kratom Association (CSKA), and the Pirate Party (a progressive political party) are pushing for rational kratom regulation in the Czech Republic. Kratom is legal in Czech Republic, but unregulated. A recent moral panic in Czech media has threatened a kratom ban in the country over the …

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Florida family sues kratom vendor for wrongful death; Strong kratom extract found

A Florida family is suing kratom vendor Grow, LLC (d/b/a Kratom Distro) for the wrongful death of Krystal Talavera, a 39 year old nurse from Palm Beach, Florida. An open packet of “Space Dust”, reported as an extremely strong kratom extract, was found near her body when she died in June 2021. The postmortem toxicology …

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Arkansas man sentenced to 10 years for “trafficking” kratom

On November 16, Greene County Circuit Court in Arkansas sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for carrying kratom. Arkansas classified kratom a Schedule 1 substance in 2015, making it just as illegal as heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine. In 2021, Greene County police pulled over Marshall Ray Price, 46. Police claim Price was driving …

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Cannabis, Psychedelics Reform on the Ballot in 6 States

Nov 8 2022 Voters in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota today will get to decide on ballot questions that will offer some form of cannabis legalization. In Colorado, a Yes on Prop 122 will decriminalize certain psychedelics. Polling indicates the Maryland initiative is likely to pass, and a majority of Missouri residents …

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