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Senate companion filed for controversial kratom ban bill

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One of the more controversial bills filed in the Florida House this session, a proposed ban of constituent elements for kratom, saw a Florida Senate companion emerge Monday. Senate Bill 424, filed by Democrat Darryl Rouson, mirrors the House bill. Both bills would add Mitragynine and Hydroxymitragynine, constituents of Kratom, to the schedule of controlled substances, offering an exception for any FDA approved substance containing these chemicals. Selling, delivering, manufacturing, or importing these Kratom chemical constituents into Florida would be considered a misdemeanor of…

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Drug Free America Foundation founder Betty Sembler retires as chair

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Drug Free America Foundation, the nation’s leading drug prevention and policy organization, is under new leadership today as Betty Sembler passes the torch to attorney James W. Holton. Sembler, wife of St. Petersburg developer Mel Sembler, served as DFAF founder and board chair for nearly 15 years. Holton is a real-estate lawyer based in Madeira Beach. He has served on the board for several years. “I would like to thank Mrs. Betty Sembler for all that she does and all…

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