Big Pharma Companies Want Kratom Banned by the DEA
Why They Want Kratom Banned
The DEA is no stranger to banning questionable plants or chemicals which it thinks to have no medicinal benefit and/or positive effects on the body. For the past couple of years, the spotlight has unfortunately been on a southeastern Asia plant known to many as "Kratom." Kratom, also known as Mitragyna Speciosa, provides natural pain relief, focus and a general overall mood lift for its users. During the Fall 2016 Kratom Ban Scare, many Kratom users and advocates begin campaigns focused upon educating the public about the positive, organic benefits of Kratom, in hopes of raising enough awareness to stop the ban. Eventually, the DEA would later announce it would postpone the ban after receiving a barrage of petition signatures.
Unfortunately, however, in the time of the heated battle to keep Kratom legal in the United States, rumors began to arise in a number of vendor locations across America that certain big pharma companies were contributing funds to the DEA in hopes the ban would be successful. Many began to speculate that the big pharma companies wanted to turn Kratom into a profit themselves, banning everyone else from owning or using Kratom without a prescription. It seems that the thought of a non-prescription, over-the-counter, legal and natural pain relief medicine as powerful as Kratom, was enough to make some companies worry about their livelihood! Then again, this has happened many times throughout history, in a variety of instances. Although SOME information on big pharma's monetary contributions towards banning Kratom had existed before, it does seem a lot of it has been scrubbed off the face of the internet. HOWEVER, Kratom remains legal in the United States...but for how long...no one knows!
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