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City Board 11-7: Controversial Kratom again takes the spotlight

November 9, 2017 // 5 Comments

About half of the city board’s 90-minute meeting Tuesday was a debate about prohibiting the sale of an herbal “drug,” which law enforcement leaders say is dangerous. The herb is called kratom. It is a plant in the coffee family, indigenous to Asia, which has been used there for centuries to relieve [Continue Reading]

Kratom: balm for opioid addicts or bane of law enforcement?

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

The kratom tree, specifically its glossy green leaves, has been used for centuries by Asians to boost energy, treat coughing, diarrhea, chronic pain and opium addiction. Kratom leaves Kratom, known in the scientific world as Mitragyna speciosa, is a member of the Rubiaceae family, which also includes coffee plants. [Continue Reading]