Category: Legality

City panel weighs options for curbing kratom use

“Kratom is not currently an illegal substance and has been easy to order on the internet. It is sometimes sold as a green powder in packets labeled ‘not for human consumption.’ It is also sometimes so… …

Wiregrass law enforcement talk dangerous drug trends

He’s also working to get get legislation passed to make it illegal to sell drugs like Tianaa, which are found in some convenience stores. Reese compared it to Kratom, which Alabama lawmakers banned. “ … …

Making green: how weed could push Thailand’s economy to new highs

But even if domestic use is not yet cracked open, there is legal precedent to begin harvesting and trading cannabis internationally amid still-stringent domestic policies. Kratom, an opiate analog pla… …

A New Danger With Kratom

Kratom’s legal status is currently in limbo, with bans and restrictions in place in some states. Federally, the FDA says, the substance can’t currently be legally marketed as a drug or a supplement. T… …

FDA finds heavy metals in kratom products

The kratom leaf itself isn’t illegal and is readily available on the internet. It gets on the FDA’s radar when it is used in commercially-available supplement form. Scientists at the FDA report findin… …

FDA finds heavy metals in kratom products; says no benefits in the supplement

Lead poisoning is known to cause developmental and cognitive disorders in children. Not a legal supplement The FDA and CDC have been reviewing kratom products and the effect they have on people for se… …

Warning letter on tainted kratom illustrates complicated regulatory picture for botanical

FDA noted that the company voluntarily destroyed all of the kratom at its facility and recalled its kratom products. Kratom is not a legal dietary ingredient, according to FDA. The agency’s position i… …

Parliament Approves Draft Weed Law Unanimously

Recreational use of marijuana would still be illegal under the new law. Bill sponsior Somchai Sawangkan said agencies and personnel empowered under the draft law to handle cannabis and kratom include … …