This topic has been around for some time. As the industry first began a few years back, the general focus was to keep this amazing plant a secret which included labeling is as “Not for human consumption”. Vendors also loved to label Kratom as an incense which worked for quite some time. The reality of this subject is that Kratom is consumable product and to assume government bodies, such as the FDA or similar, do not know this is simply naïve. As if, when someone sitting in an FDA cubicle does a search for Kratom, that they’re not finding the same information that we’ve found.
For a moment, play the devil’s advocate on this one. Imagine that you’re in a position of governance and you see a bunch of businesses clearly mislabeling their goods in a premeditated fashion. Stating that the goods that they are selling are not for human consumption, when they clearly are. Is that worse than simply stating what the product is and does? Now, that’s the question that many consumers online are misinformed about. Reading one obscure forum post and digging in with your newly discovered opinion is just lazy.
With that said, I realize that this code of conduct seemed to play out just fine for a while, but the fact is that Kratom is becoming well known and must be represented properly if it stands a chance of becoming a fully integrated natural product in our society.
Now, it’s important that you don’t just read this post and form a complete opinion about the subject. This is why I’m including a link to an article which illustrates a perfect example as to why you should not mislabel products. http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/07/13/48348.htm