Employee Marcus Richardson talks about kratom at the Sugar on Magnolia store in Bellingham in 2016. The Drug Enforcement Administration is banning kratom for two years. People say they take it as a natural painkiller. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com
Employee Marcus Richardson talks about kratom at the Sugar on Magnolia store in Bellingham in 2016. The Drug Enforcement Administration is banning kratom for two years. People say they take it as a natural painkiller. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com

DEA bans kratom, plant advocates say helps with pain, addiction

September 20, 2016 05:00 AM