Jan 20, 2022 - Politics

Bill to ban under-21 sales of kratom advances

A pile of kratom leaves.

Kratom leaves. Photo: Vachira Vachira/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A bill that would ban the sale of kratom to anyone younger than 21 and regulate the industry advanced in a Florida Senate committee this week.

  • A mild stimulant that comes from a tree, kratom is typically brewed into a tea or taken via gel capsule.

What's new: Senate Bill 1076, sponsored by Sen. Joe Gruters of Sarasota, would set up quality-control measures and require kratom sellers to label products with directions.

What they're saying: "We just want to eliminate the bad actors, and those people that are turning the product into something that it's not," said Gruters, per the Times/Herald.

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