Kratom, Legal or Illegal Drug?

Diaz Ruiz S
2017 Journal of Forensic Sciences & Criminal Investigation  
The concept of emerging drugs has replaced the concepts of designer drugs or recreational drugs, by the continuous creation of new psychoactive substances. Within the emerging drug substances are included others considered "legal highs". This concept is used to refer to those substances not included in the list of prohibited drugs and they are sold as "legal" in smart shops, grow shops or online stores on the internet. One of these substances that may be included within this latter concept of
more » ... latter concept of "legal highs" would be the kratom. These are plants with psycho active effects but sold legally in many countries worldwide. In this review we wondered whether to proceed with illegalisation.
doi:10.19080/jfsci.2017.04.555633 fatcat:lqsv7dvfvzfclnqm3jg54lv2uu