Kratom Ohio Ban

Kratom: Ohio Could Soon Ban Plant-based Supplement Used for Opioid Addiction

COLUMBUS — Kratom, a plant-based supplement that consumers say alleviates chronic pain and opioid addiction, could soon be banned in Ohio.

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy voted Monday to classify kratom a Schedule I controlled substance alongside heroin, LSD and other dangerous illegal drugs. The board concluded kratom has a high potential for abuse, has no accepted medical use, isn’t safe to use in medical treatment and poses a public health risk.

The board’s vote starts a months-long process of approving new rules and regulations for kratom, and public comment will be accepted at various points in the process.

KEA TAKEAWAY:

It has become quite evident here andhere, that the DEA as chosen kratom to be the “straw man” in the battle of the opioid crisis.

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