“Mitragyna speciosa is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia. It is indigenous to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea, where it has been used in traditional medicines since at least the nineteenth century”.(‘Wikipedia’).
Kratom was banned in Australia, from 2005. Identified as a toxin under schedule 9.
Even despite this ban, people continue to understand and appreciate its properties but treated like a illicit substance for which possession calls for penalty.
The real people that should be penalised, are the people responsible for the opioid crisis we face today. If less people turned to methodone or suboxone for treating opiate addiction, and more knew about the amazing qualities of Kratom, we’d have a lot less people addicted to opiates. We’d have a lot less black market pharmaceuticals.
I can say personally, I’ve used Kratom, and I continue to use it. It has helped me with my opiate battle and my everyday battle with anxiety disorder. It is consumed orally, like a health supplement that you put it in a smoothie, or put into capsules to consume orally. It is not addictive, I’ve used it for days and then ceased with no repercussions.
In fact, Kratom is legal in pockets throughout the US,
- California: Kratom use is legalized in all counties apart from San Diego
- Florida: Kratom is only illegal in Sarasota County
- Illinois: Kratom is illegal in Jerseyville and in people who are below 18 years
- Alabama: Kratom is a Schedule 1 controlled product
- Tennessee and Arkansas: Kratom use is illegal
- Indiana: Kratom is an illegal synthetic substance
- Wisconsin: Kratom is a Schedule 1 drug
Also, it is legal in NSW, Australia.
The reason for banning this substance was the fear of addiction And problems in society due to this plant. There were fears about salmonella poisoning in Kratom shipping’s which caused a recall on that shipment and then further shipments ceased due to concern for the public’s health.
A natural botanic powder, tainted with salmonella? Sounds dodgy to me.
Either way, there are many articles and first hand knowledge about Kratom, it’s easy to research there are pages about Kratom on Facebook and once learnt about I think you’ll agree, to lift the ban on Kratom purchase and distribution in Australia and sign my petition you’ll be getting a win for humanity. The more natural things that have been scheduled - not for the well being of society I might add...for the benefit of the big pharmaceutical companies sitting tightly inside the governments breast pocket.
Kratom May eliminate some sales toward benzodiazepines and opiates replacement therapy, it may not be as effective to all people some may use it and others may resort back to previous methods, but the bottom line is, we as a society should have a choice on whether we go natural or pharma. It shouldn’t be banned. It should be recognised as a natural alternative to opiate therapy and stress medication. Whether it’s distributed by naturopaths or doctors, it should be legal. Please sign my petition and help end the suffering and restrictions placed upon us for greedy purpose, let us expose the truth and help people in a less destructive manner...
“We, the undersigned, call on the Australian FDA, To drop the ban on Kratom ”Mitragyna speciosa”, allowing it to be used legally, as a natural therapy for those of the general Australian public who wish to obtain it, within the entirety of Australia.”
The Legalise Kratom for therapeutic use in Australia petition to Friends, family, the community was written by Danii LouLou and is in the category Health at GoPetition.