Formal Scientific Name: Mitragyna Speciosa


On October 13, 2016 just after 10:30 am,, released an article that the Drug Enforcement Administration withdrawals their kratom ban and opens a formal comment period.  After numerous objections, including members of Congress, petitioners and other voices within our society, the DEA finally listened and seems to be willing to at least act like they are interested in hearing your comments.  The ban was first put into place because of two chemicals (alkaloids): mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine; the comment period is open until December 1, 2016.  I personally want to thank everyone who signed the petition, along with over 150 thousand people, and forcing the DEA to make an adjustment on a natural plant that helps thousands of people.  People and petitions can make a difference!

All this started on August 31, 2016 when the DEA decided to put kratom on the ban schedule I because of the two alkaloids it contained.  The two alkaloids that are contained in the plant have been linked to numerous deaths, according to the DEA, and have no medical uses except being abused.  On the contrary, numerous of people, thousands and thousands of people have already commented the awesome and good use of the kratom powder.  With my wife having lupus, this powder has done wonders for her lupus symptoms and have made it much easier to deal with her chronic illness.  The nervousness that surrounded our soul when the DEA first announced this ban bothered us severely, and made me very concerned about my wife’s future medical concerns.  My wife has been on this powder for several months and keeps her from popping numerous painkillers that may or may not ease the severe joint pain.

Three separate actions by congressional representatives were also issued over the last month: a letter of objection to the Office of Management and Budget by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) signed by 51 members of the House of Representatives, a Dear Colleague objection led by Sen Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and a strong letter to DEA from Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). –

If you want more detailed information on this powder substance and the medicinal claims for it, check out the website cited underneath the plant picture post above.  Without this kratom powder in my wife’s medicine cabinet, I could only imagine, which brings fear to her heart, that she possibly be addicted to the painkillers.  Numerous painkillers on a constant basis would destroy her liver, kidneys, heart and other internal organs, which will and already be affected by her lupus.  We want to minimize the affects of the lupus destroying her organs by her having the ability to purchase this powder, not increase the potential of serious injury or death by her always taking painkillers.  Many people have used kratom to kick heroin, alcohol and any other substance abuse that controlled them for many many years.  I don’t understand why you would want to step in the way of something that can help millions of people kick drug and alcohol habits, and make those people seek other ways to treat themselves.

It would almost be immediately that heroin usage would jump extremely high and many would probably revert back to what took control of them in the first place.  Managing my wife’s lupus using kratom has been very helpful, but we also understand how the federal government works; looking at a replacement in case the DEA decides to be assholes and replace the ban.  At this point and time we are thankful that this has gone our way right now and I feel that it will stay this way for a while, but our fight doesn’t end here.  If you are on the side of people being treated with less influence of the pharmaceutical industry, join the fight and comment!  We finally have a potential good and natural way to defend ourselves from chronic illnesses and substance abuse!  We don’t need more people walking around drugged up and high on painkillers, which would overwhelm recovery centers and hospital beds.  We were all taught cause and effect in every decision you make and I swear members in high positions, sometimes, don’t think in that fashion.  My wife’s health is on the line nearly everyday and if you want to mess with something that works for her and helps her deal with her lupus, I will fight you to the end!  I tend to do that with this kratom issue.

Henry Scott

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