Alton city officials ban new psychoactive opioid - KMOV.com

Alton city officials ban new psychoactive opioid

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ratom, a herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy, contains the same chemicals found in opioids (P Photo/Mary Esch, File) ratom, a herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy, contains the same chemicals found in opioids (P Photo/Mary Esch, File)
ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

The city of Alton plans to ban a harmful psychoactive opioid that they say is spreading trouble.

City officials are moving to ban a herbal leaf-like drug, Kratom.

The drug is derived from the leaves on tropical trees in Southeast, Asia.

The drug is sold in capsules and powder form and can cause a person to have hallucinations, delusions and confusions.

Alton’s new ordinance will join several states who already banned Kratom.

Local police will began enforcing this law immediately.

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