Robert Roskind is the owner of the Oasis cafe in Carrboro, N.C., where a typical serving of kratom is a heaping teaspoon of powder in a mug of hot water, orange juice or chocolate almond milk. As consumption of the opioid-like botanic grows, some cities and states are banning its use.
Robert Roskind is the owner of the Oasis cafe in Carrboro, N.C., where a typical serving of kratom is a heaping teaspoon of powder in a mug of hot water, orange juice or chocolate almond milk. As consumption of the opioid-like botanic grows, some cities and states are banning its use. Christine Vestal TNS
Robert Roskind is the owner of the Oasis cafe in Carrboro, N.C., where a typical serving of kratom is a heaping teaspoon of powder in a mug of hot water, orange juice or chocolate almond milk. As consumption of the opioid-like botanic grows, some cities and states are banning its use. Christine Vestal TNS

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