In 1943, the Thai government passed the Kratom Act 2486 essentially banning the Kratom tree.
Although the effects of Kratom ingestion are comparable to that of Coffee in mildness, Kratom is classified in the same category as Cocaine and Heroin in some countries including Thailand.
People use Kratom for many reasons ranging from treating depression, anxiety, fatigue, chronic pain, migraines, etc
Kratom is used around the world today and it is usually sold in herbal shops, alternative medicine stores and also on the internet. Kratom users around the world live in constant fear of their medicine being outlawed by politicians seeking to demonize another herbal medicine. Kratom users around the world keep an eye out for greedy people who seek to claim Kratom is some legal high .
Kratom comes from the coffee family; however instead of the beans being powdered and used the leaf is powdered with Kratom.