Americans’ struggle with opium and heroin addiction goes all the way back to the American Civil War, when soldiers on the battlefield were given opium-derived morphine for pain. Morphine gave way to the creation of Methadone in 1937. And then in the mid-80’s into the
A Sparta resident was arrested after he allegedly stole a bottle of Kratom from behind the counter at a gas station and then ran inside a bathroom to use it, police said.
An employee attempted to confront the man but he allegedly produced a knife, police
What is it?
Kratom—Mitragyna speciosa—produces mitragynine (MG) and related compounds that have been shown to provide opioid-like pain relief with less of the toxic side effects associated with morphine and other opiates derived from the poppy plant. Kratom is the source of “selective full agonists” of
AKA created the www.KratomComments.org website in October 2016 to make it easier for consumers to submit their comments to the DEA. As of noon EST Wednesday, the AKA website had been used to contribute 3,037 of the 5,376 comments logged by the DEA – a
The DEA notifies all that they will be banning kratom because it is “an imminent public health hazard.” But after a major hue and cry from the kratom community, a decision was made to conduct a new analysis of the herbal supplement and have a
Barry Brinker, 58, has spent more than a month in prison following his felony drug arrest Oct. 11.
The charge was based on 1.1 kilograms of a green powder known as kratom that Slate Belt Regional police say they found in the laundry room of Brinker's
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was supposed to list it as a Schedule I drug like Heroin but is now having second thoughts. The DEA wants to get more information from the public on the drug.
“It’s unregulated. When people buy this stuff off the
For reasons that remain unclear, the Drug Enforcement Administration recently decided to radically restrict the use of Kratom. It announced its intention to declare it a Schedule I substance, thereby lumping it with the much more powerful and dangerous drugs, like LSD and heroin.
You may not be familiar with the drug kratom, but many Americans are. Kratom is known to relieve pain and anxiety, and has often been used to ease the challenges of getting off of more harmful drugs, namely opioids. The DEA was slated to ban