The DEA recently announced it was going to place kratom, a medicinal plant used for millennia in Southeast Asia, on the list of Schedule I drugs, effective as early as September 30.
Without a serious scientific investigation the DEA intends to subject anyone caught with any quantity of kratom to long prison sentences, while effectively halting scientific investigation into kratom’s medicinal benefits, and making it impossible to enact sensible legal regulations for kratom.
Many people struggling with opioid addiction have turned to kratom as a safer alternative, but now all promising scientific studies on kratom’s role in opioid treatment could be immediately shut down. Send an email to your Senators immediately and tell them not to ban kratom before it’s too late.
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