Why Thailand Just Decriminalized a Plant That the US Has Tried To Ban
Kratom, which is native to the region, is a mild sedative and pain reliever. Americans have used it to help with opioid addiction.
An Herbal Plant From Southeast Asia Could Be Banned For Being As Addictive As Morphine
“Small quantities of kratom act as a stimulant like cocaine, but larger doses act similarly to opioids, like morphine and heroin.”
The New Report on Kratom Overdoses Is Scary But Kind of Misleading
Almost all of those who tested positive for kratom also tested positive for other substances.
This Bill Could Give Jeff Sessions the Power to Ban Kratom
The Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act (SITSA) would give the Attorney General unilateral power to ban drugs for up to five years.
Experts Are Concerned that Kratom Will Become the Next Marijuana
The FDA's moves to ban kratom have already slowed research into its potential as a painkiller.
People with Chronic Pain Will Protest the CDC’s Crackdown on Opioids
There are rallies planned in almost every state this weekend.
People Are Worried That the FDA Is Trying to Ban Kratom
The DEA proposed banning kratom in 2016 but backed off following massive public pressure. Instead, it asked the FDA to conduct a formal scientific evaluation.
The Kratom Controversy
We talk about the herbal supplement used for opioid withdrawals and its new FDA classification on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'
The FDA Called Kratom an Opioid, Which Is Pretty Misleading
Opioids are, by definition, compounds that interact with opioid receptors; that doesn't make them good or bad.
Inside Kratom, the Gas Station Drug That Could End the Opioid Crisis
The green powder from Southeast Asia could help fight addiction—but is that the whole story?
FDA Warns People Not to Use Kratom, Citing 36 Deaths
The agency says the herbal supplement may not be a safe alternative for opioids.