Jonathan Davis – Are there other ways to deal with addiction?
Matt Agorist – See the pattern yet?
Makia Freeman – Is the DEA moving to ban one of the most beneficial natural medicines?
Jahan Marcu – It makes no sense to criminalize the consumption of such a beneficial herb.
Wes Annac – What’s behind the recent move to ban Kratom?
Brandon Turbeville – More outrageous tyranny coming from the drug enforcement agency.
Steven Maxwell – Another natural plant medicine is being persecuted by big government.
April M. Short – Why are people across the U.S. chewing on the small, glossy leaves of the Southeast Asian Kratom tree?
Dustin P., Metaphysical Source Waking Times Kratom, derived from a Thai word for a species of tree known as Mitragyna speciosa, is a large tree in the Rubiaceae family that…
Kratom was first documented as an opiate substitute—a kind of herbal methadone—in Asia in the early 1800s. It’s often used by people who want an alternative to opiates, either because they’re trying to break an addiction or because they want some way to manage chronic pain without opiate-based drugs.