Whether kratom will be banned remains an open question. After it initially appeared the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) would designate kratom a Schedule I substance, it quickly reversed course and it has now been more than three years with no action. Meanwhile, kratom has continued to be demonized by regulatory agencies like the U.S. … Read more Will Kratom Be Banned?
Your Guide Kratom is not an opiate – that term refers to substances derived from the opium poppy plant like morphine and codeine – but it is an opioid. Opioids bind to the same receptors in the brain that opiates do, but don’t activate them in exactly the same ways. In general, kratom is gentler than … Read more Is Kratom an Opioid?