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New Blog Poking Fun at the FDA and DEA's Description of Kratom Effects 1 year 6 months ago #8963

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We see so many terrible TV and print news articles about kratom. Some say it's like a legal form of heroin that's being sold right here in our town! It may cause children to die! It's only a matter of time before something terrible happens to one of our loved ones who believe the lies that kratom is "safe", because it is "natural". :ohmy:

Where do all these crazy stories come from? And why are they all so similar?

In this blog, I go down the list and rebut most of the misunderstandings and exaggerations that the federal agencies -- that are supposed to inform us and protect us -- use to scare us aware from what can be a very useful and essentially harmless botanical (in the hands of an informed, rational consumer).

www.ilovekratom.com/kratom-news-blog/92-...e-standard-on-kratom

Coming from the same federal agencies that stood around while 60,000+ Americans died from taking the prescription arthritis medicine Vioxx, their campaign about how dangerous kratom is, might give you a laugh.

If nothing else, it'll help us keep things in perspective as we fight to keep this life-saving herb legal. :-bd
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New Blog Poking Fun at the FDA and DEA's Description of Kratom Effects 1 year 6 months ago #8972

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Hi Paul, thanks for the grins. Please read your private messages. Thanks!
Laurie
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New Blog Poking Fun at the FDA and DEA's Description of Kratom Effects 1 year 4 months ago #11235

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You'd think government would eventually learn better. They tried this with alcohol and then repealed it after a decade or so. Then they turn right around and ban marijuana and they haven't stopped since. Nearly a century in the war on drugs and it's been a disaster. I think the only think to save Kratom is for us to team up in our respective states, develop a gameplan, win over the hearts and minds of the public to create overwhelming opposition to a ban. In the end, they care about getting reelected.
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New Blog Poking Fun at the FDA and DEA's Description of Kratom Effects 1 year 4 months ago #11287

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Hi,

This isn't a direct response to Jason, just to the topic.

What worries me the most about the 'reefer madness' stuff, is about people who have never needed an opiate (for medical or personal reasons) bashing Kratom, is that I am an ex opiate addict, of several kinds (pills, others, etc). Kratoms effects are not even on the same planet (effect wise) as what I used to do. I have no intention of ever seeking out those things again, but if the option of knowing the gentle soothing of Kratom would be taken away (I'm from NY), I could see myself tossing around the idea of the horrible old stuff. Obviously it's my personal choice I am not blaming anyone for old habits, but to know Kratom is available kind of quiets that part of my mind. It makes me feel I'm in control of any cravings that might come in a natural legal way, and that makes me feel good and in control and normal when I do use it, to take it like a daily vitamin. I burn mine in small amounts twice daily. All it does is replace coffee and a relaxant at the same time.
For many people who have escaped strong opiate addiction hell with Kratom, that is a bad situation, to think there will be nothing left. I am still dealing with other issues but Kratom makes me feel 'normal' again. I don't have to dodge blood work tests or worry about anything in my body if I go to the doctor, or chemical interactions with medicine. I get to be pretty normal, with the nice mellow effects of burning Kratom. It's nothing like synthetic opiates. It makes me a bit angry when I hear media stuff comparing Kratom to hard drugs, especially heroin. I used to be there, and no one will throw 'heroin addiction' around lightly if they've been through it. Thank you Moderators for updating us on legal status and giving us tips on what to do to help.

Laurie I hope you're doing well!
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New Blog Poking Fun at the FDA and DEA's Description of Kratom Effects 1 year 4 months ago #11288

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Hi Cori177,
Thank you for the well wishes! I am humbled by your even noticing - what with all the forum members having so many and varied struggles.
Sounds like you have a good grasp of the dilemmas facing Kratom and it's users! I'm doing better. It's about all I hope for ;) I hope you are ALSO doing - better ;)
Laurie
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New Blog Poking Fun at the FDA and DEA's Description of Kratom Effects 1 year 4 months ago #11290

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Hi, Cori177:

Thanks for your thoughts on this important issue. The AKA is working very hard on keeping NY legal. It is a very crucial state. We hear from many people who, like you, never want to go back to opioid pain meds for their chronic pain, anxiety, depression, lethargy.

Anyway, thanks for sharing. It reminds me of why we do what we do. One of the best things you can do is to find professionals -- nurses, doctors, policemen -- who have pain and show them what kratom can do for them. We recently had a retired law enforcement guy in Alabama come to us and offer to help. He knows all the politicians, DA's, and judges, so when he tells them this stuff is a miracle it has changed a lot of minds in a very short time. If lawmakers would just TRY kratom, they would see it is nothing to worry about.

So, keep talking to people and networking. I believe we can succeed. There no good alternative.
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