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GZ3
01-03-2016, 07:47 AM
Here it comes guys: Government getting involved

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/kratom-an-addict%e2%80%99s-alternative-is-found-to-be-addictive-itself/ar-BBo8YFe?li=BBnb7Kz

coalminer78
01-03-2016, 05:52 PM
Alcohol and tobacco are addict also. The only difference is the government can get taxes and fines from DUI. If the government could tax it it would be fine

chocolatemalt
01-03-2016, 06:00 PM
Cleaner page with the original NYT article here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/us/kratom-an-addicts-alternative-is-found-to-be-addictive-itself.html

Yeah, this is bad press and might hurt the business. Bummer.

I have to wonder (as everyone is I'm sure) what was in those drinks that some users were buying $60/day of -- high potency extracts? I can't see getting addicted to the powder in the same manner, since sides like nausea, buzzing, and getting way too stoned are going to interfere with the higher doses.

Another article from Apr 2014 that I hadn't seen before today... a bit more balanced:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-the-internet-turned-kratom-a-medical-plant-into-an-oxy-adderall-lovechild

heavyiron
01-03-2016, 06:43 PM
Factually they got some things 100% wrong. One of the benefits of Kratom is it does NOT cause respiratory depression like many opiates do.