Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia, which includes countries like Thailand Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo, etc. its botanical name is matragyna spaciosa.. Scientifically kratom belongs to the kingdom plantae, order, gentianales, family rubiacae, subfamily cinchonoidae, tribenaucleeae, genus mitragyna.despite being indigenous in Thailand and growing naturally in the country, kratom has been outlawed for 70 years and was originally banned because it was reducing the Thai government’s tax revenue from opium distribution. The Thai government passed the kratom act 2486 effective august 3, 1943, which made planting the tree illegal and required existing trees to be cut down. This was obviously found to be ineffective and unrealistic because the tree was indigenous to the country. The Thai government was relentless and went ahead with its plans. As is common knowledge the eradication campaigns often not only destroy the trees but also other trees and wildlife in the area which then affects the ecosystem of the area. In Malaysia and the United States of America the use of kratom is also prohibited under their laws. A question that tends to pop out severally is, should the use of kratom be legalized? So far the Thailand government is considering legalizing kratom as a safer alternative for meth addicts.
U.S.A. researchers are studying its potential to help opiate abusers kick the habit without withdrawal side effects which in essence is a good thing. Now looking to control its population’s growing dependence on methamphetamines, Thailand is working to legalize kratom. At the same time researchers are studying the ability of kratom to help wean addicts from much stronger drugs such as heroin and cocaine. Those interested in conducting research can buy kratom online at websites such as Sacred Kratom. It is very important to know that Kratom should not be ingested, and those choosing to buy kratom for internet resources should be only using it for botanical and scientific research. Studies show that a compound found in the plant could even serve as the basis for an alternative to methadone in treating addictions to opioid. These moves are just the latest in kratom’s journey from a home brewed stimulant to illegal painkiller to possibly a withdrawal free treatment for opioid abuse. Edward boyer is a professor of emergency medicine and a director of medical toxicology at the university of Massachusetts medical school. He and others have tried to better understand if kratom should be stigmatized or celebrated. As we have seen in the past. Prohibitions set by the government don’t seem to stop anyone from doing whatever they want. Kratom may benefit from this trend,
It is evident that kratom has something good going for it. Proposed laws to barn kratom have been overturned or amended when kratom industry lawyers and lobbyists explained how much social and medical benefits kratom is producing, at no cost whatsoever to tax-fed health programs. Much of the media “fear and loathing” campaign directed against legal kratom is spearheaded by those who have benefited the most from the epidemic of prescription drug addiction: the addiction rehab business, the law enforcement community, which needs more peaceful victimless crimes to fill their empty jail bed. it is only reasonable to suspect the pharmaceutical industry is also tacitly supporting the over ruling of kratom, though they never show their face in the TV special reports seen.