2nd bill filed in Florida to ban kratom

Freshman lawmaker introduces kratom bill in FloridaA second bill has been filed in the Florida senate that could potentially change the legal status of kratom. Last week, Representative Kristin Jacobs introduced a similar bill in the House that would make kratom a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance.

This week, Florida state Representative Greg Evers filed a bill in the Florida state senate that is essentially the same bill that Representative Jacobs filed in the house a week ago. If you live in the state of Florida, we encourage you to write your state representatives to let them know about the helpful benefits of the kratom plant.

A copy of the filed senate bill can be viewed here: Florida Senate Bill 764

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)