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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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FDA Head Ranted About Kratom on Twitter a Day After HHS Quietly Withdrew Ban Recommendation

On August 16, 2018, Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary of Health for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a letter to then Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Uttam Dhillon, rescinding a previous HHS recommendation that kratom should be federally outlawed. Pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act…, I am rescinding our …

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31. A Kratom and Cannabis Success Story with Jacob Ringstad

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31. A Kratom and Cannabis Success Story with Jacob Ringstad
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Jacob Ringstad never liked opiates. But at 18 he was diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease. At 19 he was injured in car accidents. This would lead to over a decade of managing chronic pain with opiates. Three years ago Jacob decided to get sober for the sake of his daughter. Using kratom and cannabis, Jacob …

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28. The Importance of Public Policy with Neuroscientist, Dr. Jonathan Cachat

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28. The Importance of Public Policy with Neuroscientist, Dr. Jonathan Cachat
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Dr. Jonathan Cachat is a neuroscientist and expert in psychopharmacology, who has extensively studied the effects of psychoactive substances on zebrafish. Dr. Cachat was involved in pioneering the first ever cannabis lab technician program at Hocking College in Ohio. He is currently involved in digitizing pre-prohibition research for the Cannabis Museum in Cincinnati. Dr. Cachat …

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24. Kratom Gave Me My Life Back with Kami Ann Davis

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24. Kratom Gave Me My Life Back with Kami Ann Davis
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My guest is Kami Ann Davis. Kami was in a rafting accident in her 20s that led to a life of chronic pain.. She went on to become a nurse. The physical strain of nursing combined with the opioid medications for her chronic pain led her to search for an alternative. Kami discovered kratom has …

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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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Naperville IL City Council votes to remove kratom ban from proposed ordinance, but still has to vote on ordinance Sept 3

A motion to change the language of a proposed ordinance calling for a ban on kratom passed on Tuesday night at the Naperville IL City Council meeting. The ordinance, which will be the subject of another meeting September 3rd, originally would add “a definition of kratom, banning the retail sale of kratom, and prohibiting anyone …

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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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URGENT! PA House Rep Wants to Ban Kratom in Pennsylvania

If you do nothing else, please find your representative in the PA State House and tell them you want to keep kratom legal! https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/ Pennsylvania State Representative Scott Conkin announces his intention to introduce a bill to add kratom to the Schedule 1 list of controlled substances in the state. On Wednesday, April 10, Conklin …

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