/ Modified may 24, 2019 4:44 p.m.

Kratom shop owner explains her advocacy

Advocates tout kratom as an alternative to opioids.

While Arizona plans to roll out new regulations concerning kratom via the newly signed Kratom Consumer Protection Act, it remains for sale at several locations across Tucson, including Arizona Kratom. Store owner and kratom advocate Jill Fickett-Sugarman discussed her experiences with the substance, as well as what she hears from the customers who come through her door.

"It's a great antidepressant, and I'm not a doctor by any means, but I know from experience and what I've seen," Fickett-Sugarman said. "And also, just in terms of people coming in and saying, 'My doctor's reducing my opioids and I need something to help me with the withdrawal symptoms,' and this does the trick."

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