International Cannabis & Kratom News Recap: November

U.S. advocacy group lobbies for cannabis consumption in public places   Malaysia death penalty abolition opens door to drug policy review   Marijuana dispensaries reduce local opioid overdose rates, study finds   FDA testing reveals toxic heavy metals in 26 different kratom products   South Korea legalises medical marijuana   FDA, Kratom Group Trade Criticisms, LifeLink...
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Legal help in Tennessee

Legal Help for Tennessee Kratom Arrests

Need Legal Help in Tennessee? Dear Tennessee Kratom Advocates, It has been brought to my attention by the Tennessee Law Office of Lords and Cate that anyone arrested and/or prosecuted for possession of Kratom in Tennessee might have a Civil Rights violation case against the Tennessee County that arrested and/or prosecuted them. The Law Office of Lords and Cate is representing people in Civil...
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National Kratom Update: May 2018

By Chapman Action Network 5/22/18   New Kratom Laws: Kansas - VICTORY! Governor Colyer signed the amended SB 282 bill into law on Monday, May 14, keeping kratom legal in Kansas.    States with Pending Legislation: Louisiana - Another BAD “Study” Bill Nears Passage HR 177 is a resolution that requests the “Louisiana Department of Health to study the scheduling of Mitragyna...
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Tennessee Kratom Advocates Move One Step Closer To Victory

The Tennessee Conference Committee convened this morning on HB 1832 and SB 2258 and accepted a new 21+ amendment drafted by the committee itself. Below is the full text of the accepted amendment.   Conference Committee Report on House Bill No. 1832 / Senate Bill No. 2258 The House and Senate Conference Committee appointed pursuant to motions to resolve the differences between the two houses...
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TN and KS update

Kratom Legislative Update for Tennessee & Kansas – April 11, 2018

Tennessee: Successfully amended! Tennessee amended and passed House Bill 1832 with a 95 -1 vote on the House Floor on 4/9! The amendment to removed language that would have effectively made kratom illegal! NEXT STEPS: Now the Senate version of the bill (already amended) will soon be scheduled for a floor vote, hopefully by the end of this week. This is been a long hard road for Tennessee...
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Illinois Alton City Council Bans Kratom

It looks as though Alton City Council in Illinois has just banned the sale and possession of kratom within city limits. Alton City Police Chief Jake Simmons testified in favor of the ordinance, stating that “It is a very dangerous substance,” Simmons said. “That is why we have banned its sale in Alton, and we encourage other areas around here to do the same thing.” Simmons goes on to...
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Kratom State Update 3/28/18: Tennessee, Georgia, Minnesota, Kansas

STATE BY STATE UPDATE: 3/28/18 Tennessee, Georgia, Minnesota, Kansas By: Chapman Action Network TENNESSEE The legal state of kratom in Tennessee has been a hot topic over the past few months. Two bills are currently moving through the legislature pertaining to kratom, House Bill 1832 & Senate Bill 2258. HB 1832 has been amended (all language mentioning kratom has been removed) and passed out...
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Minnesota Kratom

UPDATE 3/22: Minnesota HF 3479 Has Been Amended to 18+, Ban Removed

UPDATE 3/22: HF 3479 was successfully amended by the Minnesota Public Safety Committee this morning, replacing the language that would have banned kratom with restrictions on possession and sales to minors. You can listen to audio from the hearing here, starting around the 33:00 minute mark. Thank you to the American Kratom Association for their on the ground lobbying efforts and all of the...
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Kansas Kratom

Kansas Update: Kratom ban REMOVED from SB 282

Senate Bill 282 has officially been amended with Kratom removed! SB 282 was amended by the Committee on Health and Human Services last week with all previous language relating to Kratom removed.   WHAT'S NEXT: SB 282 now moves to the House floor. If passed by the House, the bill will then head back to the Senate for a concurrence vote. If the Senate confirms, the bill then heads to the...
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Tennessee Update (3/14)

CORRECTED UPDATE as of 3/14: The House bill has been amended (all language mentioning kratom has been stripped) and passed out of the House Health committee and into theHouse Finance Ways & Means Committee. No word on when the bill will be scheduled. The Senate bill HAS YET TO BE AMENDED to reflect the House bill, although an amendment has been proposed by Rep. Pody. We are working to find...
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