Jul 27

Another Happy Kratom User Relays His Incredible Story

reliefDespite the fact that many people do not approve of the use of Kratom, people cannot deny the fact that it does have healing properties. There have been many stories of people who used Kratom and have experienced a miraculous healing. One of the people who was able to experience a miraculous healing after using Kratom was a man who suffered from multiple sclerosis.

This man had been suffering from multiple sclerosis for 20 years. He was able to keep his symptoms under control with medication for the first 10 years after his diagnosis. However, as time went on, his condition worsened. He began to have relapses more frequently. He was experiencing pain and he turned to opiates for help.

He began to use opiates more frequently and eventually ended up developing an addiction. He stated that once he became addicted to opiates, his life began to spiral out of control. His whole life centered around feeding his addiction to opiates. He had tried to stop using the opiates, but he started to have severe withdrawal symptoms.

The man did not know what he could do to solve his problem. He did not want to continue to experience the pain, but he also did not want to continue using the opiates. He even considered using heroin, but he never did because he had lost three of his friends to a heroin addiction.

His opiate addiction caused his life to take a drastic turn for the worse. Before he started using opiates, he had a great job, nice house and an active social life. However, after he became addicted to opiates, he lost his home and was forced to live in a hotel. He also went from making great money to barely making ends meet.

However, things started to look up for the man after he discovered Kratom. He had been sitting in the hotel lobby when another man there offered him Kratom tea. The man felt better the night after he consumed the Kratom tea. He was impressed with the results that he got and was determined to find out more about Kratom.

His life changed for the better after he began using Kratom powder on a regular basis. He was able to successfully wean himself off of the pain medication. He has stated that he now has his life back. He is able to think clearly and do the things that he once enjoyed.

The man stated that he would never go back to opiate medication again because it almost destroyed his life. He stated that one of the best things about using Kratom is that it does not give him the debilitating side effects that he suffered while using opiates.

May 29

Florida Bill Proposes Research For Kratom

Kratom is a type of plant that is native to Asia. It is a part of the coffee family and has been used for many years for its recreational and medicinal purposes. Kratom has become very popular in America in recent years. The Florida House of Representatives proposed a bill that would give Kratom a Schedule I drug classification and ban it from use in the state. However, that bill has been amended. Democrat Kristin Jacobs was one of the people pushing for a Kratom ban.

The Florida House is now proposing a bill that will instruct various organizations to collect research on Kratom and its effects. The Department Of Law Enforcement, The Substance Abuse And Mental Health Program Office, the Attorney General’s office and the Department of Children and Families Substance abuse are some of the organizations that will collect data about Kratom. The data will help the Florida House make recommendation about Kratom.

There have already been many studies conducted on Kratom. Researchers have found that this drug does not have any adverse side effects. They have also found that no deaths have been reported when Kratom is used alone. Additionally, Kratom has not been shown to have addictive properties. As of right now, Kratom can be freely sold in the state of Florida. It is also an ingredient in many drinks at Kava shops.
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May 01

Kratom Escapes Ban In Florida Legislature

botanical-legal-defenseAn ambitious bill by representative Kristin Jacobs to ban the common shrub kratom has been temporarily defeated. Thanks in part to the Botanical Legal Defense fund, a lobbyist group paid for by donations from the Kratom community.

After pushing hard to stump for legislation to ban the kratom plant in Florida, her bill was effectively quashed after the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee voted unanimously to table the issue indefinitely.

kristinjacobsThe Broward County representative has made the banning of kratom a central part of her political policy since she was elected in November 2014. Kratom, a common plant related to coffee, has been consumed by farmers in Asia for centuries. Jacobs has campaigned on a platform of banning kratom, saying that the consumption of its leaves can have deadly consequences.

The issue over the legalization of kratom came to a head after the suicide of a young man in Palm Beach County last year. The grieving family came to believe that high doses of kratom were responsible, but autopsy findings showed only pharmaceutical drugs in his system. Kratom experts attempted to update Representative Jacobs on the findings in the case that exculpated kratom in the young man’s unfortunate death but the Coconut Creek deputy remains convinced of the plant’s lethal influence.

Traditional uses of kratom include treatments to boost energy levels, combat diarrhea and ameliorate the negative affects of PMS, anxiety, fatigue and overall exhaustion. No conclusive evidence has ever been shown that kratom has ever been directly involved in a single fatality in the United States.

The legislation introduced by Representative Jacobs has been amended to require that the Florida Attorney General conduct an inquiry into the nature, effects and composition of kratom and then provide the legislature with an official recommendation as to whether the plant should be added to the state’s list of Schedule I controlled substances.

On March 24, the amended version of HB 287, the kratom bill introduced by Representative Jacobs, received a unanimous vote from the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. The bill must now be further vetted by three other subcommittees before being submitted to a hearing in front of the Justice and Appropriations Subcommittee. Currently, no date has been set for that hearing, and the bill is not expected to move forward in the near future.

Kratom is currently legal and available in a wide variety of forms, including whole plants, capsules, powders and concentrated extracts. Many users consume kratom by mixing extracts or powders into chilled tea drinks. The legislation is now considering requiring that all kratom vendors and distributors provide customers with a warning that the plant could potentially damage their health.

Legislators and local authorities have also called for kratom distributors and vendors to voluntarily refuse to sell kratom to adults under the age of 21. Palm Beach County has agreed to spend $25,000 on a propaganda campaign concerning kratom to warn the public against consuming the plant. Although kraton is currently legal statewide, active service members in the military are prohibited from consuming it.

Mar 31

New Florida Bill Requests More Research On Kratom

bldThose who enjoy a legal high have turned to kratom, which is a Southeast Asian plant in the coffee family. While kratom has been used as medicine for centuries, it is not clear what it does in the body after ingestion or what the long-term effects are after the intial high. Use of kratom has exploded due to the Internet, and Florida lawmakers want the plant classified as a controlled substance.

The classification will not happen any time soon, as the bill has been changed to request the Attorney General, the Department of Law Enforcement and Families’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office to conduct research on kratom and file a report by year’s end on taking further action. As it currently stands, kratom is still legal and available to the public.

Kratom seems to have a low-level opiate effect on some individuals but does not appear to cause side effects with continued use. It is sold legally in many states, and it is often added as an extra ingredient at Kava shops. Most people who try kratom report that it is like taking a mild sedative, and the experience is very relaxing. While there is no direct link between kratom use and addiction, the recent death of a Boynton Beach, Florida man has given lawmakers pause.

On July 16, 2014, 20-year-old Ian Mautner leapt to his death from an overpass on Interstate 95. A blood screen performed post-mortem revealed that Maunter had kratom and prescribed antidepressants in his blood steam at the time that he died. While it is not certain whether kratom alone or in combination with the other medications caused Maunter’s death, his mother believes he was deeply addicted, and that addiction drove him to take his own life.

Since Maunter’s death, lawmakers have considered imposing restrictions on kratom, which is regulated in other parts of the world but sold widely and unrestricted in the United States. Aside from Kava shops, kratom can be purchased by anyone in gas stations and convenience stores.

The bill to classify kratom as a Schedule I substance was filed by Senator Greg Evans from the Republican side and by Representative Kristen Jacobs for the Democrats. Currently, the bill has been reduced from an all-out ban to a request for research, and the new version was quickly passed by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. The change came because of concerns that kratom did not qualify as a Schedule I drug. In order to be a scheduled drug, kratom would have to be proven as addictive with a high chance of being abused. In addition, it would have no practical medical properties and could not be used safely even under a doctor’s supervision.

Jan 30

A Brief History On The Use Of Kratom

Kratom is a deciduous tree in the coffee family that is indigenous to Southeast Asia. The leaves of the tree have long been used for both medicinal and recreational purposes. Despite widespread consumption throughout Southeast Asia, the cultivation and possession of the tree’s leaves are now banned in Thailand, but remain available in the United States.

Kratom contains alkaloids believed to have certain effects on the brain. The alkaloids in kratom have been shown to work as stimulants on the brain, but the process is still unknown. Today, kratom is sold in many forms, including leaves, powder and resin, the later two of which are typically more concentrated. While kratom is widely known to have a positive effect on anxiety and mood, no studies have been conducted on its long-term use.

In Southeast Asia, the leaves were harvested and boiled to make a tea, while fresh leaves were used for chewing or smoking. Chewing kratom leaves was typically viewed as an alternative to coffee. In Southern Thailand, where kratom leaves have been consumed for thousands of years, the average kratom user chews between ten and sixty leaves per day. Approximately 70% of the Southern Thailand population consumes kratom leaves.

Kratom, also known as mitragynine, has been used for centuries in Thailand as a stimulant. The leaves were traditionally used by peasants and laborers to overcome the burden of physical labor and increase productivity. The leaves were also used medicinally to treat diarrhea. In East Asia, kratom was often used as a substitute for opium or to treat opium addiction, as miragynine could gradually wean addicts off narcotics. More recently, kratom has been used in New Zealand during methadone addiction detox.

Kratom has been found to be an effective means of treating opium addiction, as it provides relief from withdrawal symptoms. While kratom is mildly addictive, it has far weaker withdrawal symptoms and the alkaloids appear to be responsible for reducing opium cravings. Several countries have been studying the use of kratom in the treatment of opium addiction. A few countries have completely banned kratom, although its sale is not regulated in the United States, where just a few states have made the leaves and powdered form of the tree illegal.

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