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Law could make kratom a controlled substance

Posted: 1:18 PM, Aug 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-23 13:18:32-04
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LANSING, Mich. — Under a new bill introduced in the state senate people could only get a controversial herbal supplement with a prescription.

Kratom, an herbal supplement, can be used for pain relief or to treat opioid addictions.

However, some argue that the supplement is as addictive as any opioid drug.

Some doctors believe that kratom attaches itself to the same parts of a nerve cell as opioids do, creating the same effect in your brain.

Republican Sen. John Bizon, a medical doctor from Battle Creek, introduced a bill this week to regulate the use of kratom.

The bill would designate kratom as a Schedule 2 controlled substance.

The bill has been sent to a senate committee for review.

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