The controversy around kratom, a popular herbal substance of Southeast Asian origin, has been raging in Colorado ever since Denver prohibited it for human consumption in November 2017.
Now Castle Rock, a burgeoning community south of the Mile High City, is wrestling with how to handle kratom — a process that’s gone on for months and includes an ongoing moratorium against approving any new business that sells it. And while a complete kratom ban appears to be unlikely at this point, potential regulations that would limit its sale to adults are definitely on the table. A draft ordinance is scheduled to be presented to the town council on May 21.
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