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Parents Sue Kratom Company After Son Dies in Car Accident; Coroner Fought to Keep Autopsy Secret

Parents in Chester County, PA are suing kratom distributor SoCal Herbal Remedies. Their son, Caleb Sturgis, died in a car accident in 2018. He was 25. The Chester County Coroner ruled the cause of death “acute mitragynine intoxication”. In the typical sensationalist reporting, stretching itself out of context, ignoring the blaring questions raised by this …

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Kratom News: Science- and evidence-based articles (for a change) posted in popular websites; AKA to hold webinar on Kratom Consumer Protection bills

In Kratom News this week, two websites popular for the average person to research health topics, Psychology Today and WebMD, have posted excellent articles about kratom this week. Usually with popular media, kratom is, at best, presented with the question “Deadly drug or miracle cure?” — one or the other, suggesting their readership or viewership …

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One-Sided Local News Reporting and a ban on Kratom in Columbus, Mississippi

Following one-sided, “Reefer Madness” style fear-based reports from news outlets in North Mississippi, the town of Columbus, MS decided to ban kratom. A February 4, 2019 report by news station WCBI featured Lowndes County resident Angela Jourdan who claimed her marriage was “affected by Kratom” and was lobbying to the Columbus city council to have …

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