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Kratom Stories: US Navy Veteran and Kratom Activist Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner appeared in the recent Netflix documentary about kratom entitled A Leaf of Faith, directed by Chris Bell (Bigger Stronger Faster, Prescription Thugs). Turner is a veteran of the United States Navy and served in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. He is an outspoken advocate for keeping kratom legal. He lives in the Washington DC …

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American Kratom Association Call to Action

The AKA urges kratom advocates to contact their Senators today to oppose the SITSA Act (Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act).  The act, designed to limit dangerous synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, would also give the Attorney General the power to ban natural botanicals such as kratom. From the AKA: On Friday, …

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Some hopeful news has been delivered by our friends at the American Kratom Association (AKA) this week. The website of the National Institute of Drug Abuse briefly displayed the message, “Kratom by itself is not associated with fatal overdose.” It was quickly changed, and it now reads “Information on kratom overdoses is currently being updated.” …

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Here’s why we must continue to study Kratom and other opioid-like drugs

BY PAULA N. BROWN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 07/07/18 04:00 PM EDT 36 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently gave final approval for the first non-opioid drug shown to lessen the severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms. Meanwhile, President Trump signed into law groundbreaking …

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U.S. Hunger For Opioid Alternative Drives Boom in Borneo Jungle

Bloomberg recently released an article detailing the popularity and journey of kratom. This in-depth article provides a perspective on kratom throughout its journey from field plant to store shelf. Read below for more information. Indonesia is the main supplier of kratom, a popular painkiller. By: Yoga Rusmana and Bruce Einhorn Deep in the lush jungles …

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Lawmakers urge Louisiana Department of Health to study kratom: why?

The Louisiana Department of Health has been tasked with studying kratom, the over-the-gas-station-counter supplement with a cult following, to determine whether it should be classified as a “controlled dangerous substance.” Without any debate or line of questions May 16, the Louisiana House unanimously approved a resolution from state Rep. Frank Hoffmann directing the department to study the …

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Kratom – Evaluating The Perception Of A “Controversial” Drug

Over the past few years, Kratom has become increasingly popular in the public eye. As is the case with most “new” things, news agencies attempt to look at it with a critical eye, attempting to trade page views for manufactured controversy. This, in turn, activates the concerned parent contingent, intent on finding the next PTA …

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Kratom Bill Failed To Pass Through Florida Legislature

Kratom users celebrated yet again after Florida Legislature failed to begin a crackdown on Kratom. Although this bill failed to pass, an important fight is still underway to bring attention to the positive aspects of Kratom. There are numerous stories where people rely on Kratom daily. Susan Ash, executive director of the American Kratom Association — …

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15 Things No One Tells You About Chronic Pain As A 20-Something

1. Sometimes you feel like a lab rat/medical experiment gone awry. “House M.D.” doesn’t even begin to cover all the weird treatments and experiments you’ve undergone to aid your health. Your “medical team” becomes the people you know and hear from most. 2. The idea of going out and maintaining a normal 20-something social life …

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