Kratom may be something you are familiar with. Either you have tried it or heard of it in your local shops, or maybe the concept has just been introduced to you
because of the recent controversy that began around August 30th. For those unfamiliar, Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia. Its botanical name is Mitragyna speciosa. Its both used
as a stimulant and sedative. In small doses it may provide a boost energy and in higher doses it provides similar effects to a pain killer.
Kratom has long been used for recreational purposes and fighting opiate addiction. Recently the government has been concerned with these type of usages. This
concern may be somewhat reasonable due to the fact that some people have experienced adverse effects when consuming it. These effects include but are not limited to: discoordination, nausea,
profound vomiting, and negative effects on bowel movements.
Due to these experiences, as well as several other factors, some states have already locally banned the substance all together. As to the status in the United
States, the DEA has postponed its ban to allow further research of these adverse effects. This has alerted several vendors and have caused some to pause their retail. Whether the reason is that
the ban is soon to be finalized, or the usage of kratom has taken a harmful toll on the body. Many users of the plant are turning to respective alternatives.