Minnesota Legislative Alert

Minnesota Legislative Alert

Minnesota state senate is moving their bill S-2578 that currently includes kratom on its schedule list of drugs.
However, from our contacts in the senate, there may be a proposal to amend the legislation to remove it off the scheduled list, and make it that it can only be purchased by persons 18 years and older.
The National Kratom Coalition supports this reasonable amendment to S-2578. Our philosophy has always been that only adults should be able to legally buy kratom. Kratom has obviously medical benefit, and any legislation that allows for its used we support.

Update: on March 8, 2018, the legislation was amended to include:
EFFECTIVE DATE. This section is effective August 1, 2018, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.
Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 152.027, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:
Subd. 7. Sale or possession of kratom. (a) A person who unlawfully sells any amount of kratom or a substance that contains mitragynine or 7-hydroxymitragynine to a person under the age of 18 is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
(b) A person under the age of 18 who unlawfully possesses any amount of kratom or a substance that contains mitragynine or 7-hydroxymitragynine is guilty of a misdemeanor.

EFFECTIVE DATE. This section is effective August 1, 2018, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

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