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Kratom Ban Passes Senate Committee

Drug Enforcement Administration

A bill that would put kratom on Florida’s list of Schedule I substances passed the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice by just one vote on Tuesday, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Kratom is an herbal drug, comprised of the leaf of a tree that grows in Southeast Asia. It can produce opium-like effects. According to the Post, the bill would make it a first-degree misdemeanor to possess the substance.