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HB 0551 - Prohibit Access to Kratom by Persons Under the Age 18
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Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: Dewayne Hill
Last Action: 4/26/2019 - Effective Date
House Committee: Judiciary - Non-Civil
Senate Committee: Health and Human Services
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 551 regulates "kratom," a tropical evergreen known as mitragyna speciosa that contains the alkaloid mitragynine. It is a misdemeanor to transfer possession to those under the age of 18, or for those under 18-years old to possess or buy it. Moreover, to sell kratom, the packaging must: clearly label ingredients; provide notice that the sale or transfer of possession to those under the age of 18 is prohibited; state the amount of mitragynine in the product; state the name and principal mailing address of the manufacturer; provide clear directions for safe use of the product; and note any precautionary statements to the safety and effectiveness of the product. 

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