Nothing in recent memory measures up to the current opiate epidemic that is sweeping the United States and erasing an entire generation. If the US threat to remove the ability to buy kratom takes effect, the current epidemic will reach catastrophic proportions.
We are reaching a turning point in history. As I write this article just outside of Worcester, Massachusetts, we Massachusettsans are just one day away from legalized marijuana. 29 states and the District of Columbia have now legalized marijuana in at least some form. Just as this news comes as a celebration to some, another plant may go from legal to illegal. The DEA is set to move forward on a Kratom Ban.
While some see the legalization of marijuana as progress or a step towards freedom, others (such as myself) remain wary about one simple fact. The Federal government and the DEA still has marijuana listed as a Schedule 1 drug.