A bill to legalize kratom could be introduced in Colorado’s 2020 legislative session. Some users believe the plant, which is native to Southeast Asia, relieves their pain and helps them kick opioids. But it faces questions about its own safety and addictive potential.

  • Kratom is banned in several jurisdictions, including Denver, but Kratom Consumer Protection Acts have passed in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Utah.
  • The laws are designed to help consumers avoid adulterated products.

In more other drug news, more U.S. seniors are getting curious about ayahuasca.
N.Y. Times

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  1. Thailand is moving towards a progressive MED policy.