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Kratom to be classified as a schedule I drug in the US on september 30th 2016

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http://www.newsweek.com/dea-list-kratom-schedule-i-effectively-outlawing-herbal-supplement-495144

 

For those of you who don't know, kratom is a crushed leaf that is an alternative to prescription pain killers. It is less addictive than opiates, its natural, and there is virtually no withdrawal. This shit has helped a lot of people get off of heroin and pain pills. Its also a lot cheaper (and safer) than prescription opiates/opioids, so it made life a little easier for people without health insurance. You cant even overdose on it! I for one am extremely disappointed that this shits going down, and I'm not alone.

 

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-09-13/kratom-advocates-sip-tea-and-seethe-at-white-house-rally-against-dea-ban

 

What do you guys think?

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The classification, banning, and illegality of most if not all recreational type drugs is generally about money, politics, and racism more than it is about harm, danger, or protection.

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^especially racism.....flood an underserved community with drugs (no work = depression = do drugs to cope with depression), then lock them up for taking the drugs (see for-profit prisons), and lastly, take away their right to vote because of the drug charge.

 

wash, rinse, repeat

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it has not escaped my notice that weed is getting legalized in places without big minority populations

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