Legislature getting fired up over Kratom debate

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(WIAT) — Some say Kratom is just a plant, but others believe it’s dangerous.

A bill that would add Kratom to “schedule one” of the controlled substance list got a favorable report in the legislature, but not without a heated debate.

The plant-based product is marketed as an herbal supplement that can help ease minor muscle pain.

Opponents of the Kratom bill suggested instead of banning Kratom, it should be properly labelled and only available to those age 19 and up.

Supporters of the bill are arguing that there is on-going research concerning Kratom, and that scheduling it will not prohibit that.

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