Kratom has been slowly gaining speed in the USA as a replacement for prescription pain medicine. But even bigger is that we’re all using it to wean ourselves off our pills. It was criminalized in Thailand in the 40’s because the government made bank off the opium trade (Kratom grows wild there), and people found it was great for weaning off their opium dependence. The FDA was being run by Scott Gottlieb for a few years recently (he immediately went to be on the board of directors at Pfizer after his tenure at the FDA in 2019). That jackass ran a huge smear campaign against Kratom and tried to convince all of American that it’s addictive and deadly, basically what happened to marijuana when Nixon made everyone think pot caused psychosis (look up “Reefer Madness” on YouTube. It’s unbelievable).
This is 100% about money. If all of Americans discovered what I have known for a few years now..... big Pharma goes bankrupt.
Hey yall..... The US Food and drug Administration is trying to screw us all again, and this time they’re f’ing with the whole world.
In 2016, the US FDA tried desperately to put Kratom into Schedule 1(with heroin). Thankfully they failed. They have tried an extensive smear campaign ever since then, trying to convince everyone that Kratom is dangerous. About two years ago they actually flew to Indonesia and tried to convince their government to outlaw the export of Kratom (also failed).
Now they’re playing hardball. The United States Food and Drug Administration has convinced the World Health Organization to hear arguments regarding a global ban on all Kratom products. If it passes, it would be an international crime to possess Kratom anywhere in the world.
I’m including the link to a site for public comments on the proposed regulation. Please spread the word. We only have until the end of August to be heard.
Share your kratom testimonial as part of the FDA's comment solicitation requirements. The World Health Organization is considering the FDA's request to ban kratom. You can help stop an international kratom ban.