FDA wants to make an Herb a Schedule 1 Drug [Petition]

by The Liberty Beacon Staff

Kratom (Mitragynia speciosa korth) is an Herb. And of course it works, so the FDA is running interference for Big Pharma in making it a Schedule 1 Drug.

Let us not forget the involvement of the U.S. Government in Drug Trafficking and how it would not look kindly upon an Herb that would cut into profits.  Barack Obama ended opium eradication efforts in Afghanistan in 2009, effectively green lighting Afghan opium production and the Afghan heroin trade.

From The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

” Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a plant indigenous to Thailand and Southeast Asia. Kratom leaves produce complex stimulant and opioid-like analgesic effects. In Asia, kratom has been used to stave off fatigue and to manage pain, diarrhea, cough, and opioid withdrawal. Recently, kratom has become widely available in the United States and Europe by means of smoke shops and the Internet. Analyses of the medical literature and select Internet sites indicate that individuals in the United States are increasingly using kratom for the self-management of pain and opioid withdrawal. Kratom contains pharmacologically active constituents, most notably mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. Kratom is illegal in many countries. Although it is still legal in the United States, the US Drug Enforcement Administration has placed kratom on its “Drugs and Chemicals of Concern” list. Physicians should be aware of the availability, user habits, and health effects of kratom. Further research on the therapeutic uses, toxic effects, and abuse potential of kratom and its constituent compounds are needed.” 

Read the full paper from the Journal here.

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And now this excerpt from US National Library of Medicine | National Institutes of Health:

“ We report the protracted use of kratom for chronic pain treatment and opioid replacement therapy. Opioid analgesics remain highly effective modalities for the treatment of chronic pain, but their long-term administration is associated with the development of opioid misuse, abuse, dependence and addiction, the incidence of which is increasing [4]. Among individuals with chronic pain who are maintained on opioid analgesic agents, kratom is gaining awareness as a `natural’ alternative to physician-supervised opioid replacement therapy…”

Read the full PMC paper/report by clicking here.

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What you can do

There is a We The People petition available on line that goes directly to the White House in Washington D.C. with a requirement of  91,631 more signatures by September 29, 2016 to get a response from the White House.

This is your opportunity to voice your opposition to the FDA and Big Pharma wanting to take away another Freedom of Choice!

Click here now to sign the petition and read it’s official stance and wording. It just takes seconds… Please, Do It Now!

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