After the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency announced it wanted to ban the natural supplement kratom earlier this year, the agency received a wave of criticism from users and advocates. In response, the agency decided to delay the prohibition and open up a public comment period,
The recent DEA CBD oil memo and planned kratom ban ignore the potential medical benefits of those substances and do not serve the pubic interest.
The planned DEA kratom ban is also a matter of concern. The DEA announced that they would make the herbal supplement
Americans who don't want to see the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prevail in the agencies' "war" against the coffee-like herb kratom are being urged to sign a petition to President-Elect Donald Trump at http://www.PetitionTrumpForKratom.org. The petition asks the
The research team from Yale University and the Mayo Clinic called attention to the increasing prices, noting that (1) Hospira (a Pfizer company) charges $142 for a 10-pack of naloxone — up 129% since 2012; (2) Amphastar's 1 mg version of naloxone is used off-label
Kratom has been used for hundreds of years in places like Thailand, but only within the last few years has it became popular in the U.S. It is widely available online and in convenience stores.
It grabbed the attention of the DEA when calls to poison
Advocates believe the powder helps people kick opioids without risk of addiction. When the DEA tried to criminalize it, they fought back.
The glossy green leaves of the kratom tree, part of the coffee family, have been consumed for centuries in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and neighboring
As might be expected with almost any botanical product, as the use of kratom in the US has grown, there have been increasing numbers of reports of adverse effects resulting from the use of purported “kratom” products.
The DEA based its decision to classify kratom as
Located in the storefront that used to house Homemade Pizza Co. at 5303 N. Clark, a new store that focuses on products derived from cannabis plants and the kratom tree has opened
The store, which is simply named CBD Kratom, carries medicinal and relaxation products such
I googled "Montreal" and "kratom," and the website Madam Kratom popped up right away followed by a few Kijiji ads from a private importer.
The diversity of Madam Kratom's online catalogue left me somewhat confused, so I decided to stop by in person at the address
According to the Natural Products Association’s (NPA) formal comments to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), “adding kratom to the U.S. food supply could likely be dangerous and lead to serious unintended consequences.”
Adding an untested and unregulated substance such as kratom to our food supply
On August 30th, 2016, the DEA filed a notice of intent to temporarily designate Kratom (specifically its alkaloids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine) as a schedule 1 drug. That notice listed 33 footnotes/references, but the actual references themselves were not included in the document itself.
Later that day,
A long-awaited analysis by one of the world's leading experts on drug abuse and addiction concludes that there is "insufficient evidence" for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to ban or otherwise restrict the coffee-like herb kratom under the Controlled Substances Act.
In preparing the report