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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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97. Livingston Parish Kratom Ban; Sheriff Tied to Rehab Center

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97. Livingston Parish Kratom Ban; Sheriff Tied to Rehab Center
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!!!Supporters of the right to consume kratom are encouraged to attend!!!The Livingston Parish Ordinance Committee meetingThursday January 12, 2023 at 5:00 pmat the Governmental Building20355 Government BlvdLivingston LA 70754in the Livingston Parish Council Chambers.On the Agenda: Discussion of Kratom prohibition ordinance Sources brought to the attention of Kratom Science that Sheriff Jason Ard, who proposed …

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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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92. Kratom News for November 2022

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92. Kratom News for November 2022
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Brian and Kailee talk about the results of the state marijuana and psychedelics referendums from Tuesday’s election, a wrongful death lawsuit against kratom companies and the American Kratom Association in Georgia, a death in Transylvania County, North Carolina attributed to suboxone mixed with vaped kratom, a drug company is undergoing human clinical trials for a …

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85. Kratom News, July 2022

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85. Kratom News, July 2022
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Kailee joins Brian to discuss the latest in kratom legal, international, and science news for July 2022. Articles discussed in this episode: PA House passes bill banning sale of Kratom to minors https://www.wkbn.com/news/pennsylvania/pa-house-passes-bill-banning-sale-of-kratom-to-minors/ Online kratom sales okayed by [Thailand’s] House https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2337463/online-kratom-sales-okayed-by-house Buddhist monks banned from using cannabis, except as medicine https://www.nationmultimedia.com/in-focus/40017260 “Kratom use as more …

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82. Jakub Zientala of the European Kratom Alliance

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82. Jakub Zientala of the European Kratom Alliance
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Jakub Zientala, originally from Poland and residing in the Netherlands, calls himself a European at heart and soul. He holds degrees in European and International Law and public policy, and he curently serves as EU and Government relations manager for the newly formed European Kratom Alliance. Kratom is already banned in many major European countries …

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Kratom Prohibition Bills Introduced in States of Washington, Kentucky

January 18, 2022 Bills have been introduced in Washington and Kentucky that would place kratom on the list of Schedule 1 substances in those states. In Kentucky, Representative Josh Calloway introduced HB142 into the state’s House of Representatives. If passed into law, kratom would be included on the list of controlled substances that are unlawful …

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Election Day 2020: Cannabis referendum results from 5 states

12:32 am Update Arizona: 60% in favor of recreational cannabis Mississippi: 74% are in favor of medical cannabis Montana: 59% in favor of recreational cannabis New Jersey: 67% support recreational cannabis South Dakota: 52.8% want recreational cannabis Voters in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota will decide on various legal rights for adults …

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Is Kratom a Drug?

Is kratom a drug, a medicinal herb, a dietary supplement, a “safe food”, a tea? These terms have a whole lot to do with social perception, a little to do with legal issues, and nothing to do with science. Kratom is a shrub that grows natively in Southeast Asia. Botanically, kratom comes from the Rubiaceae …

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