Assembly lawmakers are set to take up a bill legalizing the herbal supplement kratom over the objection of police and doctors

MADISON – Assembly lawmakers are scheduled to take up a bill this week that would legalize an herbal supplement over the objection of law enforcement officials and medical doctors. 

But Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who supports the legislation, said Wednesday that the bill is in limbo and may get voted down on the floor. 

Under the legislation, the extract known as kratom would no longer be considered a controlled substance in Wisconsin — one of few states that bans the product.

Derived from the leaves of an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia, kratom acts on opioid receptors in the brain and is sold as a supplement, most often in capsule or powder that can be mixed with liquid.

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