Illegal Drug Seized From Fayetteville Businesses

Investigators with the Fourth Judicial Drug Task Force seize an illegal drug from three business in Fayetteville.
Recently, the sale of mitragynine, commonly known as Kratom, was added to the list of illegal drugs in the state of Arkansas, because it is highly addictive with no medical value. According to police, area businesses continued to sell the product. That led to search warrants being issued and the drug being seized from Sidney’s Emporium, Back Alley Tea House and Bodega, all in Fayetteville.

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Working for You: Kratom Dangers

A little bottle of liquid is creating a big problem in Talldega County. Deputies with the sheriff's department are demanding all retail stores pull products containing Kratom. They're making the bold move after getting complaints about the drinks putting people in danger. The small bottles hold less than two ounces of liquid. Packaging on some suggests what's inside can provide pain relief or boost energy. ABC 33/40 wonders if Kratom a method of therapy or a threat?

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‘There’s no scientific basis for it’: Wisconsin may stop treating kratom like a dangerous drug

Alan Bloom was blunt when speaking to fellow members of the state’s Controlled Substances Board about Wisconsin classifying kratom, an herbal supplement, as a dangerous drug. “There’s no scientific basis for it,” Bloom, a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, said Tuesday at the CSB’s monthly meeting. Last year, two chemicals found in kratom were included in a long list of chemicals used to make synthetic opioids the state Legislature voted to classify as Schedule 1 drugs, despite the fact kratom is neither synthetic nor an opioid

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A Testimonial about Kratom

In an earlier post, I argued that addiction per se such should not be regarded as a negative of drug use. And I discussed recent concern from policy makers and public health officials about Kratom, a plant that allegedly has medicinal properties but that is also allegedly addictive.

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Kratom leaves: Are they really a dangerous drug? (with video)

The tropical Kratom tree (Mitragyna speciosa) is found across Thailand and Malaysia and is a member of the coffee family of trees. The leaves of the tree are a mild stimulant, and were traditionally chewed by farmers and labourers needing a boost or some light pain relief.

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