“What’s more of a health crisis to the American people? 15 people who mixed a plant [Kratom] with other drugs, anti-depressants and pharmaceuticals and they died of a comminatory effect, or over a hundred thousand people who died taking legal drugs as directed, or the thousands upon thousands of people who die every single year from prescription pain-killer overdoses? What’s the bigger crisis here?
The reason that this is happening right now… is because of this: Between 2008 and 2016, pharmaceutical companies synthesized three different opioids from Kratom – the ‘dangerous horrible drug’ the DEA wants to add to Schedule 1 and the FDA wants to ban. It’s so ‘dangerous’ and so ‘horrible’ that pharmaceutical companies synthesized it and patented the synthesized alkaloids from this plant, and that is why they want to ban it, because they know that people aren’t going to buy the synthesized pharmaceutical version when they can get the real, actual, natural plant.
This is disgusting, and it should piss everyone off… If we become a country that allows another harmless plant that actually helps people to be added to a schedule where they can ban it and put people in jail for this, to try and force everyone to take poisonous pharmaceutical concoctions, then we really are a country of total slaves…
The bottom line here is that they’re trying to ban another harmless leaf. They want to take away the natural substances so that you can have your legally approved fake one. The bans are not about keeping anyone safe. If the system wanted to keep people safe, they would restrict the prescription drugs that have killed hundreds of thousands of people in this country. It’s about insuring that people will have no natural alternatives to healing themselves except for giant pharmaceutical corporations who synthesize their products to ensure addiction and death. The war on drugs is a war on us.
To leave your comments on Kratom and the FDA’s puke-inducing level of hypocrisy, call them at 888-INFO-FDA (888-463-6332) and dial 3, then 4.” ~Melissa Dykes