Somsak: Medical kratom to be legal soon

17.01.2020 - 01:13

Kratom will likely be taken off the national narcotics drug list in June this year, in a move to unlock its medical and economic benefits. The plant, known scientifically as Mitragyna speciosa, has long been used as a traditional medicine to treat pain, fever, dysentery and diarrhoea. But after it was categorised as a Type-5 narcotic 78 years ago, the government has spent millions of baht prosecuting people found possessing it or trading in it.

(Drugs, Health, Thailand)

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