Is Kratom actually illegal now?

#1

I can’t seem to find a straight answer. I google it and find some talk of it but never anything definitive as to whether it is illegal. If anyone can provide a link with an answer that would be great.

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#2

What is kratom??

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#3

The definitive answer should be found here:

https://www.fda.gov.tw/EN/law.aspx?cid=5061

But they don’t seem to have posted the “Schedule and Items of Controlled Drugs” list as usual.

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#4

Thanks for that. I have been on that page and did not see anything like you said. There was a “press release” from the MOJ in Chinese but putting it through google translate did not help clear things up.

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#5

There have been news articles lately saying it was going to be made illegal. But I haven’t seen any further word.

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#6

Intriguing.

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#7

They posted notices for public comments on the drafts on Sep. 28 and Oct. 4, and the duration is 14 days. It might be interrupted due to the coming election, though.

衛生福利部公告:預告「管制藥品分級及品項」修正草案
https://join.gov.tw/policies/detail/2398acf0-c47e-4315-8594-a34b0a3e8ffa

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND WELFARE Notice is hereby given, to commence a period of public comments for the draft amendment of “Schedules and Items of Controlled Drugs”

法務部公告:預告「毒品危害防制條例」第2條第2項第2款附表2、第3款附表3、第4款附表4修正草案
https://join.gov.tw/policies/detail/a8fb1fe8-aa34-4f7f-95ac-8ef6f2b50af1

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE Notice is hereby given, to commence a period of public comments for the draft amendment on Appendix 2 of Subparagraph 2, Appendix 3 of Subparagraph 3 and Appendix 4 of Subparagraph 4 of Paragraph 2 of Article 2 of “Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act”

Kratom is in Appendix 3.

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#8

Nice info!

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#9

Almost certainly Kratom is illegal or will be illegal very soon.

All Kratom and synthetic kratom known as cathinones will be tested for. The tests will be very comprehensive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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#10

Ridiculous. Tried Kratom tea a few times, nothing crazy. But helped my mood and definitely some pain relief.

One thing i hate about Taiwan is lack of pain management. I’m sorry, I’m a tall heavy man. After tearing my knee and breaking my ankle. I got bad days with pain. Paracetamol and ibuprofen isn’t cutting it. Makes almost zero difference imo. And they give that for major surgery in Taiwan once you leave the hospital.

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#11

Synthetic cats are widely abused and they can be much stronger than Kratom. I think Taiwan has no choice but to make the general category illegal and as I mentioned testing will most likely start soon.

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#12

They’re making so many variations of opiate analogs in China the least of their concern should be Kratom. They can’t make enough legislation to keep up with all the new designer drugs coming out of China.

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#13

Nah. There’s hundreds of scheduled drugs, they don’t go around testing for them all.

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#14

It’s kind of my job to know this stuff . So take it from me…

By the way they can and do test for all scheduled drugs.

Not only that , they can even test for designer drugs havent been scheduled yet and have just been synthesised .

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#15

Not buying it.

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#16

What do you mean testing. They will go around testing people?

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#17

I’m telling you that all known cathiniones will likely soon be tested for in addition to Krstom. If you don’t want to believe me well…

I don’t know exactly who will get tested , that depends on the law and enforcement.

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#18

Why bother test for things that an infinitesimal amount of people are actually using, such as kratom. Who’s getting drug tested anyway? Remote, remote possibilities

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#19

There are routines screens for up to 900 drugs in five minutes. That doesn’t mean that all samples will be tested for them, only when there is suspicion or a prior drug positive that needs confirmation .

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#20

Even if they pull a bunch of people in a club or whatever, they’re not going to to that. They’ll just test for the things the vast majority of people are likely to be doing.

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