Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said kratom addiction among students, especially in the northern states, has become a serious issue.
He, however, said the ministry could not ascertain the number of students involved in taking kratom drink, known as air ketum.
“A random urine test conducted
Kratom is one of the few plants, like cannabis, that has inspired its own advocacy movements to keep it legal.
The mysterious traditional plant with origins in Thailand and Malaysia is still new in the United States. In 1943, the Thai government banned kratom, fearing it
The State Senate of Raleigh approve a bill that would limit the sale of the herb kratom to individuals over the age of 18
We learned of the Kratom issue through a news outlet and after investigating found out from the N.C. Medical Examiner’s Office that
A little-known drug often served as a tea drink could face new regulations under a bill moving through the state Senate.
Sen. Tom McInnis, a Republican senator, says it has been linked to deaths, and he wants to ban sales to people under age 18. The
PHUKET: A man who was arrested yesterday (June 17) while cooking kratom at his rented room, was also wanted in connection with the alleged assault on an Australian woman at a well known hotel in Cape Panwa early that same morning.
Police seized from a 21-year
Opiate addiction is a brain disease in which addicted person develops a specific behavior, resulting in a desire for more drugs to achieve the same effect. Opium and other drugs create a dependency within the human body because they link with cell receptors. If the
Heflin police seized 8.5 ounces of powdered Kratom from a 36-year old man's car during a traffic stop, Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
Chief A.J. Benefield said a police officer stopped a driver for a violation Wednesday. Benefield said the man was driving with a revoked license
A legislative proposal to ban kratom, a mood-altering drug, has been dialed down so that its use would only be illegal in North Carolina for people younger than 18.
“We could end up in a scenario where we ban kratom, we could end up in a
When taken at low dosages, kratom can act like a stimulant, heightening alertness. At higher doses, kratom is a sedative, producing opioid-like effects that dull pain. But unlike opioid drugs such as hydrocodone or heroin, kratom doesn't appear to slow breathing, Boyer said.
An alternative for
Kratom users rely on the supplement for pain relief or to make opioid withdrawal symptoms a little less severe, but according to CNN, Kratom is banned in six states. The Drug Enforcement Administration says there is "no legitimate medical use in the U.S." There are
An Alternative for Pain Relief - A growing number of people in the United States are turning to kratom for its pain-relieving quality. When taken at low dosages, kratom can act like a stimulant, heightening alertness. At higher doses, kratom is a sedative, producing opioid-like
Recreational drug users have looked to the kratom plant for an opioidlike high. However, A team of researchers shows for the first time that kratom’s primary constituent, mitragynine, and four related alkaloids bind to and partially activate human µ-opioid receptors (MORs), the primary targets of
Kratom is unusual because it’s a stimulant at low doses, and a sedative at higher ones. The effects are generally mild, producing a slight euphoria around 45 minutes after ingestion and lasting for three to four hours. Kratom isn’t an opiate, but it acts on