Florida Legislators Move to Regulate Kratom Potency

In an unprecedented move, Florida lawmakers are pushing forward with legislation to regulate the potency of kratom, a popular but controversial herbal supplement. The bill, SB 842, seeks to introduce dosage recommendations and labeling requirements for kratom products sold throughout the state. Championed by Sen. Keith Perry, the legislation aims to address growing concerns over kratom’s safety and its unregulated market. This initiative follows the state’s decision last year to restrict kratom sales to individuals younger than 21. The full report on AOL.com highlights the bill’s proposals, including limits on specific alkaloid content in kratom products, reflecting a significant step toward statewide regulation. With kratom’s effects ranging from stimulant to sedative based on dosage, the move underscores Florida’s cautious approach amidst debates over the substance’s benefits and risks.