Tag: kratom

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 14, 2017
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For the third straight session, bills in the Florida House and Florida Senate have been filed to ban the constituent elements of Kratom. The bills, filed by Democrats Kristin Jacobs in the House and Darryl Rouson in the Senate, would add Mitragynine and Hydroxymitragynine, constituents of Kratom, to the schedule of controlled substances, offering an exception for any FDA approved […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 23, 2017
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One of the more controversial bills filed in the Florida House this session, a proposed ban of constituent elements for kratom, saw a Florida Senate companion emerge Monday. Senate Bill 424, filed by Democrat Darryl Rouson, mirrors the House bill. Both bills would add Mitragynine and Hydroxymitragynine, constituents of Kratom, to the schedule of controlled substances, offering an exception […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 13, 2017
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2min272
A bill filed Thursday in the Florida House proposes to impose DUI penalties for drivers or boaters with a certain amount of THC in their blood samples. The timing of the measure from West Palm Beach Democrat David Silvers is interesting, coming as the state expands its medical marijuana program. House Bill 237 — the “Driving Under […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 10, 2017
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According to Kratom advocates, Godwin’s Law makes bad law, as a state representative’s comments undergo sustained scrutiny. Florida State Rep. Kristin Jacobs, a Democrat from Coconut Creek who filed legislation to outlaw Kratom components, caused outrage in the community of Kratom advocates Monday by saying their advocacy for the palliative properties of the plant reminded […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 9, 2017
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On Friday, Florida Politics brought you the first look at a House bill that would add Kratom to the state’s controlled substance list. House Bill 183 would add Mitragynine and Hydroxymitragynine, constituents of Kratom, to the schedule of controlled substances, offering an exception for any FDA approved substance containing these chemicals. Bill sponsor Rep. Kristin Jacobs, a Coconut Creek Democrat who has […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 6, 2017
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Florida State Rep. Kristin Jacobs, a Coconut Creek Democrat, filed legislation on Friday to add Kratom to the controlled substance list. House Bill 183 would add Mitragynine and Hydroxymitragynine, constituents of Kratom, to the schedule of controlled substances, offering an exception for any FDA approved substance containing these chemicals. Selling, delivering, manufacturing, or importing these Kratom chemical constituents […]


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