Kratom to be Made Illegal by End of Month, Placed as Schedule 1

Kratom to be Made Illegal by End of Month, Placed as Schedule 1

An evil kratom leaf.

An evil kratom leaf.

At the end of last month the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that it will soon be adding kratom as a Schedule 1 controlled substances alongisde heroin and cannabis. In talking with a spokesperson for the administration, we found that the change will be made official by the end of September, 30 days after the announcement was made.

Like cannabis, kratom is a natural substance that has been used for medical and therapeutic reasons for hundreds of years. The tree is indigenous to Southeast Asia, and has been entirely legal in the United States up to this point, with it sold in headshops and gas stations across the country (not to mention easily found online).

The DEA’s full announcement on their intent to make kratom a schedule 1 drug can be found by clicking here. You can find an article detailing why we believe the DEA is making the move here.

[Updated 9/12/2016: This article has been corrected to state that the change will be made by the end of this month, not the end of November.]

8 Comments

  • Anonymous
    September 12, 2016

    THIS IS UNAMERICAN!!

  • THOMAS
    September 12, 2016

    November???

  • Christine
    September 12, 2016

    Unfortunately, it is American. At least insofar as this country has become. Police state. Government control.

  • Amy Parks
    September 12, 2016

    I have used kratom for medical purposes for nearly 2 years. It’s a great help for my fibromyalgia pain. Kratom helps me to continue to be a functioning TAX PAYER. Without it, I am barely able to move and the possibility of having to go on disability is highly likely. I’m not the only one in this position.

  • TOPDOG
    September 12, 2016

    States don’t need the D.E.A.or F.D.A. These groups with their secret courts and loyalty purges have become a haven and stronghold used to fund their Authoritarian police regime along with their greedy puppets placed in political office.You don’t need them, I don’t need them. Nobody needs the D.E.A. and F.D.A..Nor these and the other gangs of Federal and state drug enforcement thugs. we do not need them. Their foul nest needs to be cleaned out and the entire area fumigated. Marijuana and pain medication are just the tip of the iceberg of hundreds of examples of their incompetence and abuse of power. Instead of using these positions to aid and protect the world citizen, they are using them as a base and stronghold to fund and build their Authoritarian regime.The way to control the drug problem is to get the D.E.A., The F.D.A. and the other law and order thugs out of the picture. It is they who have created and manufactured the problems.Other country’s that allow its citizens access to pain medications and marijuana have no serious drug problem. It is these law enforcement Authoritarians and their political puppets along with law enforcement thugs who are using drugs as an excuse to wage war on the American Citizen and especially as an excuse to strip away everyone’s Civil and Human liberty’s. These renegade law enforcement groups are striping and plundering, bilking the social grant funding resources like a pack of hounds through a garbage can..All;to fund their drug war against everyone except themselves. Hundreds of millions of dollars, billions nationwide. This plundering and pilfering from the grant system and robbery of Americans must stop.

  • Dean
    September 13, 2016

    I have used kratom for my back problems I have to lower back problems and kratom helps my lower back problems and it’s the ownly thing that helps me .

    • Dean
      September 13, 2016

      I have trouble going to sleep at night but kratom helps me to sleep good and it helps a lot of people that have medical problems

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