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Livingston Parish Ordinance Committee now leans toward kratom ban; Sheriff tied to rehab speaks

With barely any notification, the ordinance committee in Livingston Parish, Louisiana convened on January 31, 2023 to discuss a potential kratom ban. Two weeks prior, the committee seemed to lean toward kratom regulation rather than a ban. Even Councilman Jeff Ard, whose brother Sheriff Jason Ard has been vocally in favor of criminalizing kratom consumers, …

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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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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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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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93. Kratom News for December 2022… Read ‘n’ Rant!

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93. Kratom News for December 2022... Read 'n' Rant!
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Brian flies solo for the December edition of Kratom News, where he reads and rants about the case of the Arkansas man sentenced to 10 years in prison for carrying kratom, another family sues a kratom vendor for wrongful death, police in Louisiana continue to lobby so they can arrest kratom consumers, a wealthy New …

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88. Kratom News for September 2022

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88. Kratom News for September 2022
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Kailee joins Brian to look at the latest kratom news. This month we look at an investigative report asking questions about academic freedom at University of Florida that directly affected kratom scientists, past podcast guest Oliver Grundmann and Christopher McCurdy. Kratom regulations preventing sales to minors pass Pennsylvania House. A kratom consumer protection act is …

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