Kratom

After listening to tearful testimony from people for and against, a House committee voted Wednesday to ban Kratom (CRAY-tum) in Florida.

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Kratom users are celebrating after the Florida Legislature failed to begin a crackdown on the controversial Southeast Asian plant. But the fight isn’t over.

Capital Report: 03-10-2015

Mar 10, 2015

The Florida Cabinet squared off again Tuesday on the issue of reviewing and replacing agency leaders.  Nick Evans reports much of Governor Rick Scott’s plan was either thrown out or put off to a later date. 

Several Florida lawmakers insist a supplement called Kratom (CRAY-tim) should be classified as a schedule one drug. But Regan McCarthy reports others argue there’s not enough proof the drug is harmful and worry one more illegal substance could mean a whole bunch more people headed for jail.