Here is a collection of the most recent news surrounding kratom in the USA recently:
A motion to change the language of a proposed ordinance calling for a ban on kratom passed on Tuesday night at the Naperville IL City Council meeting. The ordinance, which will be the subject of another meeting September 3rd, originally would add “a definition of kratom, banning the retail sale of kratom, and prohibiting anyone under the age of 21 from possessing tobacco or alternative nicotine products” to the municipal code.
Council voted 8 to 1 to instead bifurcate the ordinance, and now proposes an ordinance concerning kratom and another concerning tobacco. The motion also removed the language banning all retail sales of kratom. Instead, the proposed ordinance will prohibit the retail sale of kratom to anyone under the age of 21.Video of the full meeting can be found by following this link. Discussion on the kratom ordinance begins at the 2:29:51 mark.
The issue will again be discussed at the next council meeting on Tuesday, September 3rd. The ban is not yet out of the question. Council still needs to vote on the ordinance itself. Though unlikely, Naperville council members may be swayed by opinions from the usual culprits. However, the pro-kratom turnout at Tuesday’s meeting was strong and came with impassioned speeches. But again, council still has to vote on the ordinance to make it official, and things could change course. Nina Ajdin is asking all in the kratom community, from Naperville or elsewhere, to continue to call and contact the city council to ask them to please #keepkratomlegal.
Read the whole article HERE.
ST. CHARLES COUNTY COUNCIL PASSES ORDINANCE THAT WILL SAVE LIVES AND PROTECT KRATOM CONSUMERS FROM DANGEROUSLY ADULTERATED PRODUCTS
St. Charles County, MO – August 27, 2019 – The St. Charles County Council enacted the St. Charles County Kratom Consumer Protection Ordinance that will save lives and protect consumers from dangerous black-market fake kratom that is often adulterated with potentially addictive and deadly illegal opioids. Dave Herman, chairman of The American Kratom Association (AKA), congratulated the Council “for carefully reviewing the science behind kratom and acting to protect consumers by assuring only safe and natural kratom is sold in the County. We hope this will be the model for other towns/counties/localities around the country.”
The St. Charles Kratom Protection Ordinance bans adulterated kratom products, requires strict labeling requirements so consumers know exactly what is in the kratom product they are purchasing, assures the level of the kratom alkaloids have not been artificially increased above what occurs naturally, and prohibits of the sale of kratom to anyone under 18 years of age.
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