Products that make you high are becoming popular and are making an impact, and they are now available in stores all over the Kansas City. Health authorities and law enforcement officials have included kratom in the concerned drugs. The drug is not illegal but it is present on the list of “Drugs and Chemicals of Concern” of the Drug Enforcement Administration. According to them, this can cause addiction.
It Is So Convenient To Get Kratom In Kansas City
In Kansas City, a shop advertises kratom using bold letters on its door, which shows that it is nothard to buy the substance.
We sent a person into one of the tobacco stores in the city and we found that he was asked by the clerk to confirm whether he was above the age of 18. After the confirmation of the age, he was shown kratom products and was allowed to choose any of them.
Introduction To The Substance
Kratom is a product from the Southeast Asian jungles and is a leaf of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree. Low quantities of the substance have been shown as a stimulant, and if high doses are taken then sedative effects are displayed. The DEA says that the plant has the same properties and effects as all the psycho-stimulant drugs.
Parents Need To Be Alert
Vicky Ward, the Manager of Prevention Services at Tri-County Mental Health, told us that the powder, which costs $10, can be dangerous. Therefore, parents need to be cautious and prevent their children from such a harmful drug.
She further reported that the brains of youth are not developed; therefore, substances like kratom can capture their brains and make them addicts, and the problem can prevail for a very long time. Although it is legal, it is a substance you do not know much about, and you do not know what is going to happen to you after using it. It is better to avoid such drugs whose results are uncertain.
It Is Not Banned, But It Does Not Mean That You Cannot Get Into Trouble
Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahndis is working to bring changes in the trends regarding drugs. According to him, the latest drug that is becoming familiar with many people causes many problems, and overdosing on it can take you to the emergency room. The personnel there are unaware of anything related to the substance, and therefore they are unable to cure you.
He also warned that being a legal drug would save to get into the trouble because whenever you are found driving keeping it with you and impaired due to it, the charging over that act will be similar to the alcohol DWI.
It Is Banned In Thailand
Kratom is risky and it is banned Thailand, which is the origin of the plant. It is not even accepted there, and in 1943 the government put restrictions on its use.
- Legal Restriction
Kratom is banned in Thailand due to its sedative effects and as all the psycho-stimulant drugs.