Over the past decade, a small but dedicated scene has developed around Western North Carolina’s kava and kratom bars.
Consumer Reports Magazine recently published an article detailing the so-called “Dirty Dozen” herbal supplements. The article was picked up by major national news media outlets, going viral in short order. Among the “dirty dozen” was the herb, kava — an herb said to cause a relaxing effect. Andrew Procyk, founder of the Kava Merchant Advocacy League and co-owner of the Vanuatu Kava Bar in Asheville, N.C., has quite a bit to say about the subject.‘s what he submitted to Xpress: