The clerk was very animated and spoke very excitedly with
Although the store space was not large,
was very full
merchandise. As I wasbrowsing, I observed numerous items marked "kratom" on display on a shelf behinda glass display case.
I asked the clerk what kratom was. He said,
has a pain relieving quality."
went on spontaneously to rapidly read a description
kratom from a card that washanging up
his shop. The description stated that kratom is used, "[b]othrecreationally and for pain relief.. .for hundreds
years." The clerk continued withthe description, stating that kratom contains many alkaloids, some
which act bothas a sexual enhancer and
the brain's opioid receptors, it is a stimulant
low doses,effective within five to ten minutes, and lasts for several hours. The descriptionfurther said "The feeling
said to be happy, energetic, with a strong desire to beactive."
He then stopped reading from the card, and said that
higher doses it acts like adepressant, but won't make you fall asleep.10. I asked the clerk what the difference was between the various types ofkratom he hadon display. The clerk said that kratom comes
many forms. He said he had pills,powders, and liquids. The pills came
different quantities, and the liquid could even"smoke it,
you want to...and people find smoking fun, and so that's one thing that'skinda neat." The clerk went on to describe the different strengths and forms
thekratom products available.11. The Clerk told me that kratom does not taste very good,
many people use
in pillform. He said that, "The tablets are different from the capsules. Tablets have a lotmore stuff
them, a lot more kratom, all squished in there, concentrated. But it'snot going to get you
so to speak." Another slower "release" kratom was described