Kratom wins in Florida house bill and will remain legal for all over 18 years of age.
Kratom Florida Law Enforcement Supports
In March, 2016, the Botanical Legal Defense (BLD) congratulated members of the Florida State Legislature who voted against classifying Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) as a Schedule II narcotic. If they had voted for criminalizing Kratom, Florida Kratom users would have been unable to purchase Kratom online or from herbal stores.
Although the BLD presented dozens of research studies investigating the health benefits and efficacy of Kratom to the Florida State Legislature, there were still several members of the House and Senate who wanted to advance SB1182 and HB73, which would eventually make it illegal to buy Kratom in Florida. Fortunately for Kratom users in Florida, these bills have failed to be passed for the second year in a row.
Why Kratom Continues to be Legal to Buy in Florida
In December, 2015, the FDLE ( Florida Department of Law Enforcement) published an investigative report discussing in-depth the effects of Kratom on consumer health. According to this seminal report: "review of available data presented by laboratory sources and identified law enforcement in Florida indicates that Kratom does not constitute a significant risk to the safety or welfare of Florida residents. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reports no pervasive health issues attributed to the ingestion of Kratom products in Florida.”
However, Florida Kratom users should be made aware of a proposed bill change in Florida that would make "mitragynine and 7 hydroxymitragynine Schedule I controlled substances. These substances are “pharmacologically active constituents ”of the plant kratom (Mitragyna speciosa. The bill also makes it a first degree misdemeanor to possess, purchase, sell, deliver, manufacture, or bring into this state these substances. The bill takes effect on October 1, 2016"
Legislators also included information about the legality of Kratom use in other states. For example:
In Illinois, it is illegal to sell Kratom to anyone under 18.
In Indiana, Kratom is classified as a Schedule I drug.
In Louisiana, the distribution of Kratom products or any product containing mitragyna speciosa to minors is illegal.
In Tennessee, Kratom possession, use and sale is prohibited
In Vermont, 7-hydroxymitragynine, a Kratom alkaloid, is listed as a regulated drug.
In Wisconsin,mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine is listed as a Schedule I drug.
Kratom users may not have to worry about Florida criminalizing the use and sale of Kratom due to testimonies of many education and medical professors who support Kratom as a beneficial health supplement. According to Alan Bloom, a professor of toxicology and pharmacology and member of Wisconsin's Controlled Substance Board: "no scientific basis exists for classifying Kratom and its alkaloids as a dangerous drug". John Hopkins University professor of Behavioral Biology Dr. Jack Henningfield also confirmed that "Consuming Kratom does not interfere with social or work activities and is, in fact, is widely reported in Southeast Asia and the U.S. to promote quality of life, social relationships and work productivity".
Is Kratom Illegal in Sarasota County, FL?
As the first local Florida government to introduce a ban on Kratom, Sarasota County considers Kratom similar to "designer drugs" such as Ecstasy and K2 (spice). Consequently, Sarasota County residents may be fined or even jailed if caught buying Kratom online or having Kratom in their possession. Deeming Kratom a designer drug is a classic misrepresentation of Kratom that is routinely used by the FDA and anti-Kratom state lawmakers to convince consumers that Kratom is harmful to their health. Sarasota County has even went as far as to ignore peer-reviewed research studies regarding the safety and efficacy of Kratom as a medicinal herb by stating that "Kratom is an herbal psychotropic stimulant and opioid substitute with no legitimate medical use”.
That is simply not true.
Buying Kratom Online Helps Keep Kratom Legal in Florida
As more people discover the wonderful physical and mental benefits of Kratom by consuming Kratom responsibly, their testimonies will help demonstrate to Florida lawmakers that Kratom offers legitimate health advantages not found in prescription medications. Reasons why Kratom use continues to grow in the U.S. involve the plant's ability to relieve chronic pain, increase mental clarity, boost energy levels, alleviate anxiety and depression and boost mood. Many Kratom users suffering chronic conditions say that without discovering Kratom, they would not have the quality of life they enjoy today.
The Kratom plant belongs to the coffee family of plants and has been safely consumed by southeast Asian people for centuries. In addition to its analgesic properties, Kratom and its alkaloids exert antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and possibly anti-aging effects when taken according to instructions. Kratom is not a synthetic street drug nor does it have addictive properties. In fact, coffee may be more habit-forming than Kratom, although more studies are needed to compare the two as plant-based substances.
How much longer Kratom remains legal to buy in Florida is anybody's guess. But for now, buying Kratom online in Florida is legal, except for Sarasota County where it is regulated.
Kratom is becoming more and more popular in florida as the state leads the USA in pain pill consumption. " Only kratom has helped my pain pill addiciton"
Due to Florida's nearness to the equator, residents of the Sunshine State are constantly exposed to high levels of ultraviolet radiation all year long. Solar UV radiation is known to be directly responsible for serious health conditions such as skin cancer, proliferation of atypical moles and even the premature development of cataracts. In addition, excessive sunlight will also accelerate the appearance of wrinkles, folds and sagging skin, especially around the face and neck area while encouraging the development of unsightly growths called actinic keratoses. To prevent UV radiation from exacting such severe medical issues in and on the body, Floridians must constantly apply sunblock creams and lotions if they plan on remaining in the sun for more than 10 minutes at one time. Unfortunately, this is something that many residents fail to do simply because it is time-consuming and inconvenient.
Containing over 30 different compounds that are safe, natural and beneficial to all of the body's physiological systems, Kratom supplements have the ability to increase the production of melanin, a substance manufactured by skin cells called melanocytes that gives skin its unique color. Melanin is also responsible for the color of a person's iris and hair. When the skin is exposed to intense amounts of UV radiation, melanin production increases in order to help absorb excessive UV rays and prevent irreparable damage from occurring to skin cell DNA. However, by providing skin with rich amounts of melanin prior to being exposed to the sun, Kratom can effectively inhibit the ability of ultraviolet radiation to damage the skin and promote malignant melanoma growth.
Kratom grows wild in Southeast Asian jungles and is revered as a medicinal herb by indigenous peoples of the region. Kratom leaves contain compounds that contribute to melanin production called alkaloids which occur naturally in many plants. Alkaloids also provide healthy compounds such as nitrogen, oxygen and phosphorous that are known to alleviate a variety of health problems, especially hypertension and other disorders related to the cardiovascular system.
By incorporating Kratom supplements in their daily diet, Florida residents will not only enjoy the comprehensive health benefits provided by this effective phytonutrient but will also be protecting themselves against the carcinogenic properties of ultraviolet radiation. When Kratom is taken daily, it continuously stimulates production of melanin in skin cells, which means that skin can more readily absorb and assimilate UV rays while inhibiting the damage that is normally done to unprotected skin.
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