Kratom will be treated as a Schedule 1 drug in the US beginning September 30. No drug should be prohibited, but banning a drug like kratom given the current context of its use is particularly absurd.
Along with addressing the ban, I discuss some of the misinformation that has come from people on both sides of the issue.
Update: The ban appears to have been delayed. It may still go into effect, but not on September 30.
Overview Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enm47SBHeYA
Overview Page (Including References): http://thedrugclassroom.com/video/mitragyna-speciosa-kratom/
Reddit discussion: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheDrugClassroom/comments/542bin/the_kratom_ban_shedding_light_on_misinformation/
Mitragyna speciosa = Kratom; Ketum; Kakuam
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