Republican Sen. Joe Grutersof Sarasota last year nearly got legislation across the proverbial finish line that would have added regulations to the sale of kratom, a recreationally consumed plant with additive effects similar to morphine and other opiates.
That bill, which stalled out in its final committee stop, is now back in near-identical form for the 2023 Legislative Session.
Gruters filed the bill (SB 136), titled the “Florida Kratom Consumer Protection Act,” on Monday. If passed and ratified, the measure would ban the sale of kratom to people under 21 and require processors to ensure products are devoid of dangerous, non-kratom substances that affect the quality or strength “to such a degree that it may injure a consumer.”
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