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Georgia and Kratom 1 month 8 hours ago #35876

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I don’t know if this is the proper place for this topic but...

I read the following on kratomscience.com. This was on March 15, 2019.

“Kratom Legality Update: Georgia House Votes to Regulate.”

Georgia House Passes Bill Requiring Age Restrictions, Labeling Requirements for Kratom

Following advocacy from the American Kratom Association as well as Georgian kratom consumers, the Georgia House of Representatives voted 164-1 to move forward on a bill regulating kratom in the state.

House Bill 551, should it pass through the Georgia Senate and be signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp, will make it illegal to sell kratom to persons under the age of 18, as well as establish labeling requirements that “provide for the identification of a standard level of kratom alkoloids [sic] and establish recommended dosages”, among other things.

The bill is flawed in that it leaves establishing alkaloid and dosage standards up to law enforcement, namely the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in cooperation with the DEA. These kinds of standards should clearly be left to scientists.

However, the bill is encouraging in that it states, “The General Assembly finds that research of the benefits and safety risks of kratom and its role in battling opioid addiction is important to the public welfare of the citizens of Georgia.”

It might be a good time for Georgians to stock up before the vote. I see this as possibly causing a temporary halt of being able to sell into Georgia without the proper labeling. How can the labeling be updated if there is no current “identification of a standard level of kratom alkoloids and establish recommended dosages”?

I don’t know when the vote is but I ordered 200 grams of 3 strains from ISB to be prepared for a few months just in case. :-bd
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Georgia and Kratom 4 weeks 2 days ago #35894

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I am in South GA but I do not find this news troubling. I buy online from a reputable company and am 32 years old and crusty.

I think the bill is good due to regulation because there's a lot of bad business happening around Kratom that gives an amazing plant a bad rap without just cause. Overall I believe Regulation is the way to go and will only make the good companies better. Think about it. We really do want these companies to be held to high standards since we are consuming this plant and if it is dirty or unregulated it could kill us.
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I absolutely agree that having regulation to control the quality and safety of kratom is necessary. I believe all of the vendors on the approved list already are doing a lot of testing to make sure there is no contaminated kratom coming from them. I have only used ISB/GLB so far.

It is just the wording of the bill seems to be saying that for sellers to sell into Georgia in the future that the labeling on their product will be required to show a standard level of kratom alkaloids and recommended dosages.

Yet these dosages and standard alkaloid levels will need to be determined by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in cooperation with the DEA.

I wonder if this means that the sellers won't be able to sell into GA until until these standards are set.
If the sellers have to wait on the setting of standards it may be a while before we buyers can buy. It depends on how fast the GBI and DEA do it.

I'm guessing once these "standards" are set the seller will have to pay to measure the kratom they sell and that will increase the cost of the kratom for buyer and seller.

I guess I am either a worry wart or a realist. Time will tell. ;-)
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