Senator Latvala is now joining the attempt in Florida to ban Kratom

Senator Latvala has filed a bill, HB73, proposing the scheduling of Kratom in Florida. It is providing an exception to products containing Kratom that are approved by the FDA.

1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to controlled substances; amending s. 3 893.03, F.S.; scheduling Mitragynine and 7- 4 Hydroxymitragynine, constituents of Kratom, in a 5 schedule of controlled substances; scheduling isomers, 6 esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters, 7 and ethers of Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine in 8 a schedule of controlled substances; providing an 9 exception from scheduling for any drug product 10 approved by the United States Food and Drug 11 Administration which contains Mitragynine or 7- 12 Hydroxymitragynine; amending s. 893.13, F.S.; 13 providing a criminal penalty; reenacting s. 14 39.01(30)(a) and (g), F.S., relating to definitions 15 used in chapter 39, F.S., s. 316.193(5), F.S., 16 relating to driving under the influence, s. 17 322.2616(2)(c), F.S., relating to suspension of driver 18 licenses, s. 327.35(5), F.S., relating to boating 19 under the influence, s. 440.102(11)(b), F.S., relating 20 to drug-free workplace programs, ss. 458.3265(1)(e) 21 and 459.0137(1)(e), F.S., relating to pain-management 22 clinics, s. 782.04(1)(a) and (4), F.S., relating to 23 murder, s. 787.06(2)(a), F.S., relating to human 24 trafficking, s. 817.563, F.S., relating to sale of 25 substance in lieu of a controlled substance, s. 26 831.31(1)(a) and (2), F.S., relating to counterfeit 27 controlled substance, s. 856.015(1)(c), F.S., relating 28 to open house parties, s. 893.02(4), F.S., relating to 29 definitions, ss. 893.035(2), (7)(a), and (8)(a), and 30 893.0356(2)(a) and (5), F.S., relating to control of 31 new substances, s. 893.05(1), F.S., relating to 32 practitioners and persons administering controlled Florida Senate – 2016 SB 1182 20-01317-16 20161182__ Page 2 of 61 CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions. 33 substances in their absence, s. 893.12(2)(b), (c), and 34 (d), F.S., relating to contraband, seizure, 35 forfeiture, and sale, s. 893.13(1)(a), (c), (d), (e), 36 (f), and (h), (2)(a), (4)(b), (5)(b), and (7)(a), 37 F.S., relating to prohibited acts and penalties, and 38 921.0022(3)(b), (c), and (e), F.S., relating to the 39 offense severity ranking chart of the Criminal 40 Punishment Code, to incorporate the amendment made by 41 the act to s. 893.03, F.S., in references thereto; 42 providing an effective date.

Source: HB73 by Senator Latvala