Helming, Morelle Bill Would Ban Kratom Use By Minors

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The proposed legislation also would direct the state Department of Health to conduct a study on the benefits and risks of kratom.

The bill would amend the public health law to define and regulate the herb kratom as well as direct the state Department of Health to conduct a study on the benefits and risks of kratom.

While kratom is believed to have some medical benefits in relieving pain, depression, and anxiety, it is also believed to have a high potential for abuse and addiction.

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