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Important Kratom Legislative Updates: February 2021

Kratom has received plenty of attention across state legislatures this month. Below is a rundown of all that has taken place in the US kratom sphere since the beginning of February.  Mississippi Back in early January, a Mississippi Senate Bill was proposed calling to add kratom to Schedule I of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act. …

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26. Scars: How 20+ Surgeries Led to the Revelation That is Kratom

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26. Scars: How 20+ Surgeries Led to the Revelation That is Kratom
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My guest is Scars Hernandez from Dayton Ohio. Scars earned his name from over 20 surgeries in his lifetime. In 2018, after years of being addicted to pills, he found kratom..He’s now active in the movement to keep kratom legal in Ohio. This is Scars, and this is his kratom story… Music: Risey “Memories of …

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Is a smoke shop in Edwardsville, IL the reason police want to ban kratom there?

At the request of the police department, the Edwardsville, IL city council is considering a ban on kratom. According to an action item included in the February 18 City Council Agenda, “The action will update the City’s ordinance regarding the use of bath salts and include Kratom, a stimulant that mirrors the effects of opioid …

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13. Drew Turner: Injured Veteran Turned Kratom Documentary Filmmaker

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13. Drew Turner: Injured Veteran Turned Kratom Documentary Filmmaker
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My guest is Drew Turner. Drew is a kratom activist and consumer who appeared in the documentary A Leaf of Faith. He is a Navy veteran, and As a result of his service, Drew suffers from PTSD, Meige syndrome, and has recently completed chemotherapy. He drinks kratom tea as a part of his wellness routine. …

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7. Overcoming Topical Steroid Withdrawal with Nina Ajdin

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7. Overcoming Topical Steroid Withdrawal with Nina Ajdin
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Nina Ajdin grew up in war-torn Bosnia before her family immigrated into the United States. She later contracted a skin disease called topical steroid withdrawal. Nina’s story was featured on NPR, Daily Mail, and Kratomscience.com. In 2019 after years of illness that kept her home-bound, Nina started a full time job. She also testified to …

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6. Boston Kratom Guy – A Kratom Warrior’s Tale

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6. Boston Kratom Guy - A Kratom Warrior's Tale
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My guest this week is the Boston Kratom Guy, Mike Oversteet. Mike has a podcast called the Kratom Guy Show. He’s an outspoken kratom warrior. He’s not only a kratom vendor, he’s also a client. The third guy named Mike we’ve had on the show. Ladies and gentleman, Mike Overstreet, the Boston Kratom Guy…. For more information on …

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A Mississippi Task Force is Spreading Propaganda Across the State to Ban Kratom

“We can’t arrest our way out of this.” Tammy Reynolds spoke those words on August 15, 2017 in a packed courtroom in the town of Columbus, in Lowndes County, Mississippi. Recently promoted to the rank of captain in the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN), Reynolds was there to speak about the opioid epidemic along with …

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