Kratom will be treated as a Schedule 1 drug in the US beginning September 30. No drug should be prohibited, but banning a drug like kratom given the current context of its use is particularly absurd.
Along with addressing the ban, I discuss some of the misinformation that has come from people on both sides of the issue.
If you would like to learn more about kratom, you can view the overview page here.
Mitragyna speciosa (kratom) is a plant that contains, among other things, opioids. It’s been used as an opioid replacement and pain reliever.