What The Hell Is Kratom? Benefits, Dangers, And A Personal Account
So every vape shop/smoke shop/head shop I’ve been to lately has kratom in one form or another. This stuff is everywhere it seems! There are even specialty stores for the substance, including bars and pubs that sell kratom tea mixtures like a traditional bar that serves alcohol. But what is this kratom? Why is it in the vape shop? What does it do?
It comes in many strains, brands, names, and forms. The marketing says that kratom is great for recovering opiate addicts, as it is a natural opiate that is for harm reduction. It is also usually marketed as no more harmful than coffee; a “safer” alternative to more malicious substances and medications.