But there's not much evidence that it's actually dangerous. The US government is set to ban kratom, a medicinal plant and painkiller, even though researchers say it might not be dangerous. Native to Southeast
We need new, more flexible ways of regulating drugs—especially opioids—in order to truly protect the public. It sounds like the perfect drug. At low doses, it's stimulating, like a strong cup of coffee;
Why Is the U.S. Disregarding Plants Like Iboga and Kratom in the Fight Against Overdose and Addiction?
Two medicinal plants, kratom and iboga, have been used for hundreds and thousands of years in other parts of the world and show promise as tools in addiction treatment. Yet the United States' outdated
Prohibition is a short-sighted, ineffective policy, but that's not standing in their way. America’s drug war is changing. Marijuana, long demonized without evidence as one of the world’s most dangerous
The scientific study of kratom requires more research into its physiological effects. It's one of many drugs wading through a murky legal environment and challenging law enforcement's ability to keep safe.
(CNN) — Kratom is an opioid-like substance sought out by users to boost energy and manage pain. It's long been considered a supplement, loosely regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. In August