Radnor Board of Health rejects regulating kratom

RADNOR — The Radnor Township Board of Health this week rejected a plan to recommend the township regulate the sale of kratom, a herbal extract that has been linked to numerous deaths over the past few years.
The Radnor Board of Commissioners asked the township’s board of health to review the issues surrounding the use and possible regulation of kratom after members of the public and some township officials began calling for a ban last month.

The controversy over kratom erupted in Radnor in February when a store called CBD Kratom opened inside the former Starbucks shop on Lancaster Avenue in Wayne. The store was ordered closed because the owners never received any building permits.

After a presentation and a discussion with public comments, David Simmons, chairman of the Radnor Board of Health, said he would advise against the township regulating kratom.

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