Guests: Glenn Lautzenhiser, Chairperson of the Lowdes County Crime and Addiction Task Force and Dr. Charles Rhea, orthopedic surgeon discuss why they believe the unregulated and legal substance - Kratom should be added to Mississippi's list of Schedule 1 Controlled Substances.Discussed on the broadcast:Notes from the Field: Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths with Kratom Detected — 27 States, July 2016–December 2017 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6814a2.htmKratom Consumer Protection Act passed by Georgia in 2019: To amend Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to 2 controlled substances, so as to provide for legislative findings; to provide a definition; to 3 provide for the identification of a standard level of kratom alkoloids and establish 4 recommended dosages; to provide for the prohibition of access to kratom to persons under 5 18 years of age; to provide for package labeling requirements; to provide for penalties; to 6 provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20192020/183236.pdfNatural Herb Kratom May Have Therapeutic Effects And Relatively Low Potential For Abuse Or Harm, According To A User Survey https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/natural-herb-kratom-may-have-therapeutic-effects-and-relatively-low-potential-for-abuse-or-harm-according-to-a-user-surveyKratom Products Now Banned From Oxford; https://hottytoddy.com/2019/08/06/kratom-products-now-banned-from-oxford/ The Board generally has three readings for ordinances with one public hearing during the second reading. By state law, they must hold the two readings and public hearing although the Board’s policy is to have three readings for most ordinances. However, if the Board finds that the ordinance is of interest to the public’s health and safety, they can elect to vote after the public hearing during the second reading, which is what occurred Tuesday with the Kratom ban ordinance. https://www.boardpaq.com/pdfViewer?c=vdGRucaEoDKKu5%2fmOP6Rgw%3d%3d."13 times more potent than morphine " From Kratom to mitragynine and its derivatives: physiological and behavioural effects related to use, abuse, and addiction. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4660513/#ref57-hydroxymitragynine demonstrates 13 times higher analgesic potency than morphine and 46 folds higher potency than mitragynine. From Matsumoto K, Horie S, Ishikawa H, Takayama H, Aimi N, Ponglux D, et al. Antinociceptive effect of 7-hydroxymitragynine in mice: Discovery of an orally active opioid analgesic from the Thai medicinal herbMitragyna speciosa.Life Sci.2004;74:2143–55.Mississippi Legislature 2020 Regular Session Senate Bill 2084 http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2020/pdf/history/SB/SB2084.xml Description: Kratom; include in Controlled Substances, Schedule I. Senator Chuck Younger, District 17, Principal AuthorSTATE OF TENNESSEE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/attorneygeneral/documents/ops/2017/op17-055.pdfQuestion: Does possession of the Kratom plant in its natural botanical form subject a person to potential criminal prosecution under Tennessee law, which makes it a crime to possess mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine in a synthetic form?Opinion: Possession of the Kratom plant in its natural botanical form should not subject a person to potential criminal prosecution under Tennessee law. The Kratom plant in its natural botanical form is not a prohibited controlled substance under Tennessee lawAmerican Kratom Association https://www.americankratom.org/
In Legal Terms: Fringe Benefits Taxed
If your employer provides a benefit to you it might be taxed.https://www.irs.gov/publications/p15b Are Fringe Benefits Taxable?Any fringe benefit you provide is taxable and must be included in the recipient's pay unless the law specifically excludes it.Section 2discusses the exclusions that apply to certain fringe benefits. Any benefit not excluded under the rules discussed in section 2 is taxable.Question from a caller: If you receive proceeds from settlement of a lawsuit, you may have questions about whether you must include the proceeds in your income.. . https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4345.pdf
In Legal Terms: 2020 Census
Guest: John J. Green, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Sociology and AnthropologyDirector, Center for Population Studies & Society and Health MinorAffiliated Faculty, School of LawThe University of Mississippi http://cps.olemiss.edu/Be ready to be counted, Mississippi! April 1st, 2020 Census Day https://2020census.gov/Kids Count in Mississippi https://kidscount.ssrc.msstate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/KC-Factbook-2020.pdf
In Legal Terms: Contracts
As we begin the year 2020, familiarize yourself with contracts to protect yourself and understand your agreement. Professor Richard Gershon reviews contracts for us: Contracts don't always need to be written out, but having them in writing makes the agreement clearer to all parties. Illegal contracts aren't enforceableContract = Promise and adequate considerationCounter offers negate previous offersUnder 21? NO CONTRACTA caller also learned you can disclaim an asset that is willed to you.