Mississippi senator works to restrict kratom
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -This is a substance that’s highly addictive and there are a lot of families that have been ruined over this drug.” Says Senator Jeff Tate. “Last year I filed a bill that would schedule 1 kratom and I have intentions of this year filing a bill to either schedule 1 it or put some laws and regulations in the books in Mississippi regarding kratom.”
Kratom is a drug that comes from southeast Asia. It is related to the coffee plant and can relieve pain and increase alertness. It is currently banned in 6 states including Alabama. Kratom is currently legal in the magnolia state except for in the city of Columbus and Union County.
Tate says that right now we don’t have anything on the books in Mississippi.
“My 6-year-old daughter could walk in and buy it. And that’s wrong,” He says.