Thailand removes Kratom from narcotics list

The Thai secretary general, Wichai Chaimongkol, has announced that kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) was removed from the narcotics list on 24 August 2021. This means that people will be permitted to grow kratom and to use it in herbal medicines. Around 1,000 people who have previously been convicted of kratom possession, cultivation or distribution will now be retrospectively cleared of charges.