On a late 2015 trip to the Hawaiian Islands, I had the pleasure of experiencing a cultivar of Kava unlike any other I had experienced previously. This variety was called Hiwa (pronounced HEE-vuh), and I had the pleasure of experiencing this incredible cultivar over a full 2-day period with a native Hawaiian who grew it, harvested it, […]
Recent developments in Florida indicate that Palm Beach County officials are backing away from an outright ban on kratom and may instead implement educational initiatives to teach consumers about kratom, its effects, and its potential risks. The initiative would include warning labels on packages of kratom, partnerships with schools, and distributing information at community events and through social media.
Now that Cannabis is legal for recreational use in three states as of the writing of this article, it feels important to address what will undoubtedly be a continuing flood of questions regarding combining kava and cannabis (marijuana). Customers from both Washington State and Colorado, have asked this question, as have a number of medical marijuana patients […]
To indigenous peoples throughout the South Pacific, kava is a central aspect of social and religious life. In the spirit of exploring the lesser-known aspects of kava, this article brings you a collection of the myths, legends, and rituals surrounding kava in Hawaii—that piece of the South Pacific closest to our shores!
Deep, deep in the South Pacific amidst its islands and throughout the villages nestled within those islands lie intricately dynamic social circles that operate upon unique cultural principles and activities. It is there, deeply embedded within those cultural circles and their localized folklore that the drinking of kava kava is said to have originated – […]
We regularly peruse the Botanical Legal Defense website, and recently found this gem of an announcement that any business in Illinois should take note of: The Botanical Legal Defense is proud to share another hard-fought victory! This time is the State of Illinois and HB5526 that sought to make Kratom, it’s alkaloids and the entire […]
This page is simply a summary of the current medical benefits of Kratom as provided by the Botanical Legal Defense. These medical benefits are described in various medical studies conducted in relation to this non-synthetic, natural plant that has been used safely for literally thousands of years. For a growing list of the 150+ medical […]
You can join the fight to keep Kratom legal today! Below is a copy of each newsletter as it gets sent out to the general public. Attached to each is a form letter to send the appropriate Senator. All you need to do is add your name and address onto the letter, and snail mail, […]
Just when it seems the internet is saturated with new stores selling Kratom, every once in a while a diamond appears in the rough. One example of this is BuyKratom.com, who has made a lasting impression on us, not by what they do, but by the things they DON’T do. Unless you’ve got stellar product […]
In short, the Letter from Congress to Reclassify Marijuana, in no uncertain terms, urges President Obama to immediately reclassify marijuana, stating; “Classifying marijuana as Schedule I at the Federal level perpetuates an unjust and irrational system.”