Ohio Board of Pharmacy Wants To Ban Kratom


If you’re not sure what that is, it’s an all-natural product that comes from the Kratom plant found in Southeast Asia, primarily Indonesia — and some use it as pain relief.

It can be purchased in several forms including powder, pills, and liquid.

Hemptations owner E.R. Beach told WLWT his customers have been requesting Kratom for more than seven years and tell him it helps with anxiety and pain relief.

Beach told WLWT while he cannot give his customers any medical advice, they do keep coming back because it works for them.

But the Ohio Board of Pharmacy disagrees. In a report, the board found Kratom does the following:

  • Has a high potential for abuse.
  • Has no accepted medical use in treatment in this state.
  • Lacks accepted safety for use in treatment under medical supervision.
  • Poses a risk to the public health of the citizens in this state.

Beach told WLWT the board has no legal authority to lawfully ban Kratom, but it can make a recommendation to the state Legislature to make it illegal.


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