Yet another state with pending legislation to criminalize kratom. Our editors here at MyKratomSource are constantly scanning for new kratom legislation. AB2685 was Introduced on February 22 2018, and is just now hitting the radar of many kratom activists.
This bill would criminalize the manufacture, possession and sale of products containing kratom (mitragyna speciosa korth), a botanical substance that grows naturally in Southeast Asia. Again, another state using the FDA’s statement that erroneously states that kratom is a dangerous opiate.
If this bill passes, it would make anyone found with more than an ounce of kratom subjected to be imprisoned for five to 10 years, a fine of up to $150,000, or both. Less than an ounce will get you imprisoned for up to 8 months, a fine of up to $10,000, or both. The bill would take effect immediately if passed. Currently it has progressed along 25% of the bureaucratic line.
What can you do? If you’re a New Jersey resident, Contact your representatives!
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