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LA-HB-452 (2019) - Provides relative to Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances

We have been advised by the AKA that they have a dedicated lobbyist in Louisiana working on this but they have not put out a specific "call to action" for Louisiana but we can still do the usual

Louisiana House Bill - HB452

  • Introduced: March 29, 2019

  • Sponsored by: Rep. Christopher Turner (R) - District 12 (history)

Rep. Christopher Turner (R) - District 12

  • Occupation: Business Owner, Medicine Shoppe (Pharmacy)
  • 207 W. Mississippi Street, Suite 306, Ruston, La 71270
  • Phn#: 318-251-5038
  • Fax#: 318-251-5091
  • email: hse012@legis.la.gov

Bill Info

  • Summary: Provides relative to Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances
  • Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
  • Status: Introduced on March 29, 2019 - 25% progression
  • Action: 2019-04-08 - Read by title, under the rules, referred to the Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice
  • Pending: House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee


May 2018 - LA-HR-177 (2018) - Requests the La. Department of Health to study the scheduling of Mitragyna speciosa (kratom) as a controlled dangerous substance

Bipartisan bill sponsored by

was passed on May 17, 2018

Feb 2019 - Dept of Health published their study

Therefore, the Louisiana Department of Health recommends that kratom be banned from general consumption in the state, with exceptions made only in the context of well-designed scientific studies with appropriate oversight, data safety monitoring boards, and regulatory approval.

Don't forget about your neighbors! We are battling in Louisiana, Ohio, AND Pennsylvania

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