Freshman lawmaker introduces bill in Florida to ban kratom

Freshman lawmaker introduces kratom bill in FloridaFlorida House Bill 287, proposed by freshman lawmaker Representative Kristin Jacobs, was filed on January 15, 2015.

The bill proposes to add kratom to Florida’s Controlled Dangerous Substances List under the designation of Schedule I, the most severe of classifications. If this bill shall pass and get the governor’s approval, it would lump it in with substances such as heroin and LSD.

We are encouraging everyone in Florida to contact their state representative and let them know that kratom is a helpful herb, NOT a dangerous drug. We will be following this bill closely and will report any changes.

The proposed filing can be viewed here: Florida House Bill 287 (PDF)