Ohio Kratom Ban

Ohio Pushes Kratom Ban With Disputed Claims About Deaths, Use Trends

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy voted earlier this month to classify the popular herbal supplement kratom as a Schedule I controlled substance alongside drugs like heroin and other more deadly synthetic opioids.

To justify the decision, officials have pointed to reports claiming many users in the state are now injecting kratom, a botanical substance that they allege has also killed a number of people in Ohio in recent years.

Scientists and kratom advocates are now challenging those claims, calling them misleading and even nonsensical.

A leading kratom scientist calls “B.S.”

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