House File 2355 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2355 BY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 640) A BILL FOR An Act adding the hallucinogenic substance kratom to the 1 list of schedule I controlled substances, and providing 2 penalties. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5121HV (1) 85 jm/nh
H.F. 2355 Section 1. Section 124.204, subsection 4, Code 2014, is 1 amended by adding the following new paragraph: 2 NEW PARAGRAPH . aj. Mitragyna speciosa korth, also known as 3 kratom. 4 EXPLANATION 5 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 6 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 7 This bill adds the hallucinogenic substance “mitragyna 8 speciosa korth”, also known as “kratom”, to the list of 9 schedule I controlled substances. A schedule I controlled 10 substance is considered to have a high potential for abuse and 11 has no medical purpose in treatment in the United States, or 12 lacks accepted safety procedures for use in treatment under 13 medical supervision. 14 The bill makes it a class “C” felony pursuant to Code section 15 124.401, subsection 1, paragraph “c”, subparagraph (8), for 16 any unauthorized person to manufacture, deliver, or possess 17 with the intent to manufacture or deliver, mitragyna speciosa 18 korth, or to act with, enter a common scheme or design with, 19 or conspire with one or more other persons to manufacture, 20 deliver, or possess with the intent to manufacture or deliver 21 mitragyna speciosa korth. 22 The bill also makes it a serious misdemeanor pursuant to Code 23 section 124.401, subsection 5, for any unauthorized person to 24 possess mitragyna speciosa korth. 25 A class “C” felony is punishable by confinement for no more 26 than 10 years and a fine of at least $1,000 but not more than 27 $10,000. A serious misdemeanor is punishable by confinement 28 for no more than one year and a fine of at least $315 but not 29 more than $1,875. 30 -1- LSB 5121HV (1) 85 jm/nh 1/ 1