…kratom [reported as] ‘legal heroin’… in World Health Organization’s cross hairs…
The substance is not illegal at the federal level in the US and many parts of the world… deaths associated with kratom… involved the use of multiple substances, according to the WHO.
Indonesia is aiming to ban kratom next year… Thailand had a ban in place since 1943, but decriminalised the use of kratom by adults in August this year. It currently has a draft law to allow imports and exports.
Original Article (South China Morning Post):
What is kratom the ‘legal heroin’, how dangerous is the drug and why is it now in WHO’s cross hairs?
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