Thursday, October 6

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Kratom kraze: Leaf lovers hurry new narcotic drinks to market in Thailand
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Kratom kraze: Leaf lovers hurry new narcotic drinks to market in Thailand

While reefer madness sweeps Thailand, another decriminalized narcotic forgotten in the cannabis haze is poised to go mainstream and wash across the land. A year after kratom became legal, recent legislation now allows its use in products such as drinks, candies, and more. Beverage entrepreneurs are gearing up to loose the juice, meaning fans of the big, veiny leaf and its alkaloid high have more to look forward to than slurping bitter homebrew. “This is great. This means I can get it FDA approved, and I can sell it on retail shelves,” said Jake Coyner, who for the past year has been brewing the leaves into a carbonated beverage called OG Kratom. In that time, Coyner’s gone from homebrewing dozens of bottles to producing 2,400 bottles a month at an OEM bottling facility. Read more at co...
What Are Kratom Capsules? – Uses And Side Effects
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What Are Kratom Capsules? – Uses And Side Effects

In recent years, kratom’s popularity in the US has skyrocketed. Despite being legal in most of the nation, herbal medication has received many positive and negative reactions.  Kratom has been sought as a natural alternative to pharmaceutical opioids by those with opioid use disorder, chronic pain, and other health difficulties. Officials at the federal level have been working to limit chemical distribution. According to the FDA, adding another opioid to the market, particularly one that is little understood and can be purchased without a prescription, might contribute to the opioid overdose problem. People have used Kratom capsules as an alternative treatment for chronic pain and depression. Since it is sometimes sold under the guise of a nutritional supplement, it is not subject to t...
Bison Botanics ready to get to work to meet cannabis demand
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Bison Botanics ready to get to work to meet cannabis demand

A Tonawanda cannabis company became one of 15 businesses across the state to receive a conditional adult-use manufacturing license this week. With that license in-hand, Northeast Botanicals Distribution LLC, also known as Bison Botanics, on Military Road, is well-positioned to scale up business to meet incoming demand for THC products in the adult-use space. “It’s amazing to be part of such a small group, let alone any group, of license holders to produce adult-use cannabis product in the state,” president and founder Justin Schultz said. “We’ve already been solidifying the relationships with the other processors and hearing from existing brands looking for us to produce their product and bring it to the New York market.” Read the full story at bizjournals.com
How is Kratom Becoming the Popular Wellness Supplement Today?
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How is Kratom Becoming the Popular Wellness Supplement Today?

You may be wondering how red vein kratom is becoming the popular wellness supplement today. The answer is natural. Kratom is a plant whose compound has similar properties to morphine and is often used as a painkiller. Unlike morphine, however, kratom is not regulated by the FDA. So, how does kratom work? Kratom is a natural painkiller Kratom is a natural painkiller that is fast gaining popularity as an alternative to opioids. Currently, around 10 million Americans use it to treat pain and as a substitute for street drugs. This plant, officially named Mitrogyna speciosa, has a long history of use in herbal medicine in Southeast Asia. It is sold as a bitter powder and can be brewed into tea or taken in capsule form. Keep reading at North Forty News
Lawmakers hear testimony from advocates, critics of kratom
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Lawmakers hear testimony from advocates, critics of kratom

FRANKFORT — A plant commonly known as kratom, which can lead to stimulant or sedative effects, spurred discussion among legislators Wednesday during a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Health, Welfare, and Family Services. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), kratom and kratom-based products are now legal and obtainable in the United States, but international agencies are still gathering information about them. During the 2022 legislative session, Rep. Josh Calloway, R-Irvington, sponsored House Bill 569, which would have prohibited a kratom processor or kratom retailer from dispensing, selling or distributing any kratom extract or kratom product to anyone under 21 years of age. HB 569 did not pass this year, but Calloway told committee members that kratom u...
Best CBD Gummies That Work
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Best CBD Gummies That Work

CBD gummies are the best way to get your daily CBD dose. The best CBD gummies have a high concentration of high-quality CBD as well as delicious, natural tastes. Some of the most well-known CBD firms have now released a range of high-quality gummies. Which CBD gummies are the best? Which gummies offer the best value for money and dosage? To rank the top CBD gummies of 2022, our editorial team spoke with CBD firms, examined certificates of analysis, and combed through ingredient lists. After many hours of deliberation, we have compiled a list of the finest cannabidiol gummies for 2022. Visit Peninsula Daily News to view it
Oregon County Considers Banning Legalized Psilocybin Therapy
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Oregon County Considers Banning Legalized Psilocybin Therapy

Linn County, a mostly rural area of Oregon, is considering banning psilocybin services. In November 2020, Oregon voters approved legalizing psilocybin therapy through Measure 109. Currently in its implementation phase, itauthorizes psilocybin “service centers,” where trained and licensed “facilitators” will administer psilocybin to patients, who will need no specific medial diagnosis. But under the law, individual counties have the right to vote to opt out. On June 21, the three-member Linn County Commission unanimously decided to put the issue on the general election ballot this November, giving voters the option to ban psilocybin services. The county is less favorable to psilocybin than the state as a whole: Roughly 55 percent of county voters said no to Measure 109 in 2020; statewide, ...
Buy Kratom Online: The 5 Best Products
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Buy Kratom Online: The 5 Best Products

If you’re looking for a product that may be able to ease anxiety, help you sleep better, and relieve pain, you might want to try kratom. We believe this healing supplement is a more natural way to deal with mental health issues and pain management than seeking out a prescription (though it’s not meant to replace any prescriptions you already take, and it’s always a good idea to ask your doctor about potential interactions with medications). Even better: You can easily buy quality kratom online and get it delivered to your doorstep for the ultimate in convenience. The only problem is that it can be overwhelming to pick the best kratom vendors for you, since a quick search will reveal hundreds of results. While you can buy kratom powder and kratom capsules from a variety of brands, some are...
Coriander, parsley: the best cold-loving herbs to grow this winter
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Coriander, parsley: the best cold-loving herbs to grow this winter

Basil called it quits in my garden early this year, courtesy of too much rain and not enough sunshine. But there are plenty of other herbs that will carry on through winter, flavouring whatever is going on in the kitchen. Hardiest of all is rosemary. All of the various cultivars are edible, whether tall and upright or low and spreading; or whether they flower white or pink instead of blue. But some are tastier than others. The cultivars each produce a unique oil. The varieties with oils higher in camphor have a fragrance similar to pine and a bitter flavour. These tend to be the prostrate varieties. The upright varieties tend to be sweeter, and more “rosemary-scented”, such as the popular “Tuscan Blue”. The two renowned for especially fragrant oils are “Herb Cottage” and “Gorizia”. The la...
Five botanical blends for a natural health boost
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Five botanical blends for a natural health boost

While quarantine restrictions are eased, it's still a must to strictly follow safety protocols, and more importantly, to continue the good health habits that many people have adapted while in lockdown. It won't also hurt to take extra steps for one's overall wellbeing. Filipino plant-based brand Sekaya offers the Sekaya Botanic Infusions, a curated line of botanical blends that can give the body an added boost as it performs its many functions. Each blend is made with 100 percent organic plant ingredients that are non-GMO and non-irradiated and have been certified organic by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Quality Assurance International (QAI). Here are five botanic infusions worth to check out as the country step closer to the new normal. Read more at Manila ...