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Colorado Feasibility Report Proposes Strict Kratom Regulations

A feasibility report published by the Colorado Department of Revenue on January 4, 2023 recommends that the state require kratom vendors and processors to adhere to stringent regulations to operate in the state. As part of Colorado’s Senate Bill 22-120, passed May 26, 2022, the report recommends that the General Assembly: “expressly permit kratom product …

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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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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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91. Drew Turner Returns

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91. Drew Turner Returns
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Drew Turner is a U.S. Navy combat veteran who appeared in the documentary A Leaf of Faith. We talk about an experimental extract he tried, recreational cannabis in his home of Michigan, Biden’s federal cannabis possession pardons, the present and future of kratom and cannabis regulation could look like, rare cases of severe kratom toxicity …

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Lead (Pb) in kratom possibly hazardous, say researchers

Researchers from Midwestern University recently published an article in the journal Toxics entitled “Public Health Implications and Possible Sources of Lead (Pb) as a Contaminant of Poorly Regulated Kratom Products in the United States”. Based in part on earlier research conducted by lead author and pharmacologist Dr. Walter Prozialeck, several randomly selected kratom products have …

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Language Regulating Processors Stripped in Pennsylvania Kratom Consumer Protection Bill; Only Prevents Sales to Minors

6/21/2022 Pennsylvania’s “Kratom Consumer Protection Act”, HB2357, now only prohibits retailers from selling kratom to individuals under the age of 18. The bill, referred to Pennsylvania’s House Health Committee on March 8, 2022, previously contained language that would place regulations on kratom processors. The committee submitted the bill as amended on June 13, crossing out …

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84. Kratom Vendors’ Association Founder Stacey Lloyd

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84. Kratom Vendors' Association Founder Stacey Lloyd
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Stacey Lloyd is a microbiologist and GMP complaince specialist. She founded the Kratom Vendors Association to help kratom vendors comply with Good Manufacturing Practices. In an unregulated kratom world, the need for quality control for a psychoactive substance is essential for the future of a legal, regulated, and legitimate kratom market. We talk about what …

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February 2022 Update on State Kratom Bills: Who’s Regulating? Who’s Banning?

*Information below Current as of February 8, 2022. Please see our Kratom Legality page, last updated 2/25/22 Here is a summary of recent and current actions being taken on kratom legislation on the state level. You can click on the bill number to be directed to the state’s webpage for that specific bill where you …

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69. Dr. Christopher McCurdy and Dr. Brian Pearson on the Future of Kratom

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69. Dr. Christopher McCurdy and Dr. Brian Pearson on the Future of Kratom
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Dr. Chris McCurdy is a medicinal chemist who has done groundbreaking research on kratom since 2004, starting at the University of Mississippi. In 2017 Dr. McCurdy moved to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy where he continues his research today with an expert team of pharmacologists, unlocking the function of kratom’s many alkaloids and …

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