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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.

There was a report done in the New Times Broward Palm Beach on Kratom. Some people tried a drink that had Kratom in it. They stated that Kratom had a sedative-like effect.

The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee unanimously decided to pass the amended version of this bill. One of the reasons that the bill banning Kratom was not passed is because there were concerns raised about this drug not meeting the qualifications to be classified as a Schedule I drug. The federal government has not classified it as a Schedule I drug. In order for a drug receive a Schedule I classification, it must have a high potential for abuse. Furthermore, people who are caught selling a schedule I drug could face serious consequences, such as jail time.

Schedule I drugs must also not have any widely-accepted medicinal properties. Additionally, schedule I drugs cannot safely be used even under the supervision of a physician. The House believes that by collecting research about Kratom, they will be able to decide whether it is better to ban the drug or continue to allow people to legally use it. The House will likely come to a decision about Kratom by the end of the year.

Even though studies have proven that Kratom is safe to use, it still remains very controversial around the world. Much of the controversy around Kratom centers around the fact that people use it to legally get “high.” Even if Florida votes to keep Kratom use legal, its use will likely remain controversial.

In addition to research, there is also a documentary planned to examine the effects of Kratom. It will be entitled “Kratom, Unlocking the controversy.”