The DEA has officially withdrawn it's proposal to make Kratom a Schedule 1 drug. Many might claim this as a victory but I assure you that the battle is not over. You see, the reason why the DEA has backtracked is because numerous congressmen and senators advised the DEA that any implementation of their proposed ban on Kratom would be illegal as they did not follow the law with regard to allowing a time for public commentary first. So this is what is happening now.
The DEA has now opened up public commentary with a deadline of December 1, 2016. I will post more links as to how readers may respond and make sure their voices are heard. This also means that it is still perfectly legal to sell, buy, possess and use Kratom at least until December 1.
A good thing about this is that if after the public commentary phase has concluded and the DEA then chooses to disregard public opinion and proceed with a ban, then this leaves them vulnerable to lawsuits which may tie up any implementation of such ban for years to come and may get it overturned.
As I stated in the my previous blog, it's important to strike before the DEA officially classifies a compound as a Schedule 1 as the likelihood of such compound ever being removed from this list is extremely remote. This is how the DEA makes their money and they aren't going to give up their cash cow despite how horribly wrong they would be.
Just to restate a little info about Kratom for my readers who are unaware, Kratom is an Asian herb that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for the treatment of pain. It possesses two molecules that interact with the opiod receptors in the brain which give it it's pain-relieving abilities. Kratom is a relative of the coffee plant and is not dangerous. Ingesting Kratom does not make you high such as other drugs that are currently classified as a Schedule 1 drugs do. Instead, ingesting Kratom in small doses makes you relaxed and a bit more energetic and helps you to focus, as well as alleviates pain, and ingestion in larger doses invokes a sedative effect. It is perfectly safe and I do recommend my readers to try it out for themselves so that they can see that it is not harmful or dangerous.