Please sign the petition and help stop the DEA from scheduling Kratom as Schedule I: https://wh.gov/iLACs
— Henrik Palmgren (@Henrik_Palmgren) August 31, 2016
By Brandon Turbeville, source: NaturalBlaze.com
Fresh on the heels of the CDC labeling kratom as an emerging “public health threat,” the notoriously fascistic U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has filed a notice of intent to not only list it as a controlled substance, but the DEA is planning to add it to the most restrictive classification possible.
Mitragyna speciosa, aka kratom, and its two primary constituents, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine are going to be placed onto schedule 1 temporarily beginning on September 30th.
This information comes from a filing from the DEA on August 30th, but the full announcement is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on August 31st.
Kratom is not an opiate but functions in a similar manner, i.e. attaching to activating opioid receptors. The substance has been shown to alleviate chronic pain and anxiety as well as aid in overcoming addiction despite its own “euphoric effects.”
Studies in mice have actually demonstrated impressive results in overcoming addiction to cocaine. Many kratom users have…