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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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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