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HB 0551 - Controlled substances; kratom; provisions

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Dewayne Hill
Last Action: 4/26/2019 - Effective Date
House Committee: Judiciary - Non-Civil
Senate Committee: Health and Human Services
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 551 amends Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A to provide regulations for kratom. The legislation would make it a misdemeanor to for those under 18 to possess or buy the substance. It would also make it a misdemeanor to transfer possession of the substance to individuals under the age of 1. Additionally, the bill standardizes the packaging of kratom to align with aforementioned regulations. 

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