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Assembly Bill A8670

Help Keep Kratom Legal in New York

If you’ve just read Potential Kratom Ban in New York State then you want to find out more about how you can help to Keep Kratom Legal in New York State. Write these senators with your story. Let them know that you use Kratom responsibly and how it has helped you remain a productive member of society. Also let them know that you are opposed to S6345 and you believe a good compromise would be an age restriction to 18+.

 

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Senate Bill S6345

Potential Kratom Ban in New York State

TWO BILLS THREATEN KRATOM’S LEGAL STATUS IN NEW YORK:

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2015/s6345/amendment/original
Senate Bill S6345Prohibits the sale or distribution of Kratom
Current Bill StatusOn Floor Calendar
Most Recent ActionMar 31, 2016: Advanced to third reading

DOWNLOAD BILL TEXT PDF

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2015/a8670/amendment/original
Assembly Bill A8670Prohibits the sale or distribution of Kratom
Current Bill StatusIn Committee
Most Recent ActionJan 12,

DEA Drug and Chemical Evaluation

DEA Drug and Chemical Evaluation

KRATOM (Mitragyna speciosa korth) (Street Names: Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketum, Biak)

January 2013 DEA/OD/ODE

Introduction: Kratom, (Mitragyna speciosa korth), is a tropical tree indigenous to Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and other areas of Southeast Asia. Kratom is in the same family as the coffee tree (Rubiaceae). The tree reaches heights of 50 feet with a spread of over 15 feet. Kratom has been used by natives of Thailand and other regions of Southeast Asia as an herbal drug for decades. Traditionally, kratom was mostly used as a stimulant by Thai and Malaysian laborers and farmers to overcome the burdens of hard work.

Alkaloids Identified in Kratom

Alkaloids identified in Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa

Concentration percentages given come from different studies of alkaloid concentrations in Mitragyna speciosa, thr Kratom leaf. Some of the alkaloids in the list below still need to be studied in more detail to determine their potential activity.

  • Ajmalicine (Raubasine): Cerebrocirculant, antiaggregant, anti-adrenergic (at alpha-1), sedative, anticonvulsant, smooth muscle relaxer. Also found in Rauwolfia serpentina.
  • Akuammigine
  • Ciliaphylline: antitussive, analgesic. < 1% of total alkaloid content found in Kratom leaf.
  • Corynantheidine: μ -opioid antagonist, also found in Yohimbe. < 1% of total alkaloid content found in Kratom leaf.
  • Corynoxeine: Calcium channel blocker.
Botany and Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa

Botany and Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa

The vernacular term Kratom refers to the Mitragyna Speciosa var. Korthals tree and the products derived from its leaves, which concentrate the plant’s active principles. The botanical classification of Mitragyna Speciosa Kratom is as follows:

Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Mitragyna
Species: M. Speciosa

The Mitragyna Speciosa Kratom tree is in the Rubiaceae botanical family, a genus that includes many well know and useful psychoactive plants such as the Coffee tree (Coffea),