Setting the Record Straight on ‘Synthetic Drugs’ — and What We Should Do About Them

“Synthetic drugs” have been causing panic lately; many are new to the drug market, haven’t been researched, and they’re easily mistaken for and sold as somewhat similar drugs. While alarmist media stories have focused on their reported dangers, what often goes unaddressed is that our existing pattern of banning drugs drives the creation of these …

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Experts Weigh In On The Positive Aspects Of Kratom

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Botanical Legal Defense (BLD), an educational and advocacy group focused on promoting and protecting the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of natural plants and herbal supplements, is concerned that Kratom is, at times, misrepresented as dangerous and without medical value. Kratom, a 100 percent natural plant and herbal supplement from Southeast Asia, has been …

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Turning The Spotlight On The FDA – Why Kratom Is Still A Target

Last week, Hon. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen of American Samoa presented a Washington Times article in the House of Representatives. This article, “An Excuse For Crushing Kratom: The FDA’s Undue Scrutiny Is Unscientific,” highlights the inappropriate and unnecessary targeting of kratom by the FDA. One of the many arguments in support of kratom is 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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News Agency Retracts Anti-Kratom Story After An Outcry In Support Of Kratom

This week, a local news agency  published a story about Kratom. In this story, the DEA agents identified  Kratom as a synthetic version of marijuana. After publishing it, there was an outcry in support of Kratom and corrections to the article. The DEA agent they spoke with Thursday admitted he misspoke and later clarified that Kratom is …

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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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Is Kratom Habit Forming?

A specific quality induced by Mitragyna speciosa Kratom’s rather unique mode of action, which apparently only has a partial binding action on μ opioid receptors, as well as on the balance of the plant’s complex chemical makeup- which alleviates opioid addiction symptoms without replacing it with another full fledged addiction. Yet if Mitragyna speciosa Kratom …

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