Herbal remedy? Narcotic? ‘Passing fad?’ Just what is Kratom?

This week on In the Hive, after a chance encounter with an unfamiliar word, we delve into the world of a plant native to Southeast Asia that has both opioid-like and stimulant properties: Kratom. How is it used? What do we know about the risks involved in taking Kratom? And why is there a state law governing its distribution in Utah?

Joel Badger, Partner at Grow Kratom shop in Salt Lake City
Sen. Curt Bramble (R-Provo)
Jack Henninfield, Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Advisor to the American Kratom Association
Barbara Insley Crouch, Utah Poison Control Center Executive Director