Items tagged with kratom

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Decriminalise kratom, make it an energy drink: doctor [22.08.2017] A leading traditional medicine practitioner has renewed calls for kratom to be removed from the list of banned narcotics and said it could be used to...
Congress is considering a bill that would expand Jeff Sessions’s power to escalate the war on drugs [16.06.2017] Congress is considering a bill that would expand the federal government's ability to pursue the war on drugs, granting new power to the attorney gene...
Paiboon stands by delisting pot, krathom plan [18.11.2016] Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya from Thailand is standing firm in his aim to remove krathom and marijuana from the narcotic drugs list and treat t...
What’s next for kratom after the DEA blinks on its emergency ban? [16.10.2016] Researchers and users of kratom were stunned by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s abrupt withdrawal of its stated plan to place the Southeast Asi...
The DEA is withdrawing a proposal to ban another plant after the Internet got really mad [12.10.2016] The Drug Enforcement Administration is reversing a widely criticized decision that would have banned the use of kratom, a plant that researchers say ...
Congress calls out DEA for unilateral move to expand the war on drugs [25.09.2016] A bipartisan group of House lawmakers are asking the Drug Enforcement Administration to reconsider its decision to place the herbal supplement kratom...
The DEA wants to ban another plant [14.09.2016] The Drug Enforcement Administration has received a torrent of backlash from patients with chronic pain and former opiate users after announcing plans...
DEA’s sudden 'herbal heroin' ban triggers stiff resistance from kratom community [31.08.2016] An increasingly popular plant product called "herbal heroin" by detractors is about to become illegal in the United States. The Drug Enforcement Admi...
Is kratom the new bath salts? [26.02.2016] The botanical substance is both a stimulant and a sedative. It is common and illegal in Thailand, where it grows naturally, but little-known and larg...
Kratom criminalisation successfully shelved in Malaysia [02.04.2015] The increasingly widespread use of ketum (or kratom ) in Malaysia earlier this year prompted the Ministry of Home Affairs to lead a push to schedule ...
Time for a Wake-up Call [26.12.2014] The chemically-based frame of reference adopted by the UN Single Convention is mistaken in the culturally loaded and falsely “scientific” manner in w...
Decision yet to be reached on making 'kratom' legal [03.10.2013] Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong confirmed yesterday that the narcotics control committee under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...
Should kratom use be legal? [29.09.2013] The leaves of kratom, a native of Southeast Asia in the coffee family, are used to relieve pain and improve mood as an opiate substitute and stimulan...
Thailand’s cure for meth addiction? A leafy jungle stimulant [16.09.2013] The legal status of kratom is under review in Thailand. Options include making kratom available only by prescription, decriminalizing small amounts a...
Minister proposes to legalise krathom use [30.08.2013] Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri said he is considering the possibility of legalising krathom leaves with one of the options being to use the plan...
Expert Seminar on Herbal Stimulants and Legal Highs [30.10.2011] A grey area has emerged between what is legal and what is not as states struggle with how to respond to the many new synthetic compounds emerging ont...
'Legal highs' [21.10.2011] This paper aims to set out some of the policy and public health issues raised by the appearance of a wide range of emergent psychoactive substances o...
Kratom in Thailand [01.04.2011] In early 2010, the Thai Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) developed a policy proposal to review different aspects of the criminal justice ...

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