FDA says Kratom "Acts" like Opioids so They Want it Schedule 1

As many on here know, kratom is about as addictive as coffee, helps people get through opioid withdrawal, relieves chronic pain, does not get you “high”, and is not the cause of death among any who have died while having kratom in their system. All 44 of them, as compared to about 63,000 from opioids.
Think about that. 44 versus 63,000.
Well, the government lackey for Big Pharma (FDA) is pushing the DEA to list kratom as a Schedule 1 drug. It will help them to get more people buying heroin on the street to deal with chronic pain.
Not only that, even with kratom being legal, the FDA is seizing and destroying shipments of the leaves. “Law? We don’t need no stinking laws,” says the FDA.
Here’s a link to an article about it:
www.yahoo.com/news/herbal-supplement-kratom-contains-opioids-203218575.html
And here is an excerpt from the article:
The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November.
Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug dependence. Proponents argue that the substance is safer than opioid painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin, which have contributed to an epidemic of drug abuse. More than 63,000 Americans died in 2016 from drug overdoses, mostly from opioids.

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h/t Fluffy Pancakes

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