Repost from @3rdeyeopener
- Freedom cannot exist while nature is illegal.
This plant is fucking up big pharmas profit.
Fresh on the heels of the #CDC
labeling #Kratom as
an emerging “public #health
threat,” the notoriously fascistic U.S. #DrugEnforcementAgency
has filed a notice of intent to not only list it as a #controlledsubstance,
but the DEA is planning to add it to the most restrictive classification possible.
aka kratom, and its two primary constituents, #mitragynine
and 7-hydroxymitragynine could be placed onto #schedule1 temporarily.
Kratom is not an #opiate
but functions in a similar manner, i.e. attaching to activating #opioidreceptors.
The substance has been shown to alleviate chronic #pain
as well as aid in overcoming #addiction
despite its own “ #euphoric
effects.” Studies in mice have actually demonstrated impressive results in overcoming #addiction
Many kratom users have also sung the #plant’s
praises in regards to #heroin
addiction. Kratom users claim that the substance is an excellent substitute for #prescription
pain medication as well as the addiction that comes with prescribed opiates.
The DEA is making its move after a few states toyed with the idea of placing kratom on their own controlled substances lists statewide, but failing to do so after #publicoutcry
got in the way. Never known for its attention to #democracy,
or individual #choice,
the DEA is simply doing on a national level what #BigPharma
and Big #Government
couldn’t do on a state level.
It is absolutely astounding even for the DEA that kratom is now listed alongside heroin. According to the DEA, kratom, due to its schedule 1 classification, has no known #medical
use and a high #abuse
With the swipe of the pen, the DEA has driven in the final nail to what little credibility it had left … and that might be the only bright spot in the whole situation. On the other hand, it has doomed many Americans to live in pain and anxiety and force many more back into the arms of Big Pharma. Perhaps that is the whole reason for the #DEA’s
decision to begin with.