Month: November 2018

In Southeast Asia, Attitudes Toward Kratom Resemble Western Attitudes Toward Coffee

I’ve been researching traditional and contemporary kratom use in Southeast Asia. Social attitudes toward the plant there are not very remarkable. They are about as remarkable as social attitudes in the West toward coffee, tea, or household medicine cabinet staples like aspirin, Benadryl, or Pepto Bismol. Even in regions of Malaysia and Thailand, where kratom …

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Will the FDA Urge the DEA to Make Romaine a Schedule 1 Lettuce?

Kratom supplies are being choked off to American consumers by the actions of both the Indonesian government and the FDA under Trump-appointed Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. Post mid-term election speculation is appearing all over the internet as to whether the DEA will classify kratom as a Schedule 1 substance, or the FDA will continue to …

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has a Clear Agenda Against Kratom

Call the FDA today 1-888-INFO-FDA 1-888-463-6332 America has an “after school special” mentality about drug use, and the powers that be never hesitate to weave that fear into profits. Most people who use drugs aren’t addicted to them, and that applies to everything from crack to alcohol to opiates to kratom. The puritanical approach of …

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Kratom News: SalusCare Director Claims Kratom Causes Hallucinations

Recent news items have been covering “both sides” of the kratom debate. As presented in this media narrative, one side says kratom is dangerous and deadly, the other side says it’s a life saving plant. Two such stories ran within two days of each other. One appeared October 27th on Fox4 out of Southwest Florida …

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