Have you heard of Kratom in your community? It is a drug of abuse gaining popularity and on the radar of public health officials due to its dangerous effects. The drug kratom is derived from a tropical tree indigenous to Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and other areas of Southeast Asia. Leading drug testing experts at NMS labs in Pennsylvania have published the below article regarding the increase of Kratom cases and deaths surrounding this highly unregulated drug. Mitragynine, or Kratom, is a psychoactive drug that users target for its opioid like effects. It is often abused by opiate users as an alternative to other controlled substances.
Mitragynine is a schedule I controlled substance under Wisconsin law 961.14.