DEA Bans Kratom, Which May Cure Opiate Addiction

DEA Bans Kratom, Which May Cure Opiate Addiction


THE DEA HAS
RELEASED A LETTER INDICATING THAT THEY PLAN ON SCHEDULING
KRATOM AS A SCHEDULE ONE DRUG, ALONGSIDE HEROIN AND OTHER
DRUGS THEY DEEM TO HAVE NO MEDICINAL VALUE. FOR THOSE OF
YOU WHO HAVEN’T HEARD OF KRATOM IT IS A DRUG BEING UTILIZED
BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ADDICTED TO HEROIN OR PRESCRIPTION
PAINKILLERS, OR OPIOIDS. THERE IS A HUGE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE
THAT ACTUALLY THINK KRATOM IS A GREAT WAY OF WEANING YOURSELF
OFF SUCH DRUGS. THE DEA HAS PROVEN THAT THEY HAVEN’T DONE
THEIR RESEARCH. THEY DON’T EVEN REALLY KNOW WHAT THE DRUG IS,
AND THEIR APPROACH COULD BE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE. LET ME GIVE
YOU THE DETAILS.>>THEY NEVER DO AN EMERGENCY ON
SCHEDULING OF A DRUG. WE HAVE PROVEN 1000 TIMES THAT MARIJUANA
CLEARLY HAS SOME BENEFITS. WE OF COURSE THINK IT SHOULD BE
DECRIMINALIZED, BUT CERTAINLY NOT A SCHEDULE ONE DRUG THAT
SAYS THERE ARE NO BENEFITS WHATSOEVER. BUT AFTER DECADES OF
RESEARCH THERE IS NO EMERGENCY ON SCHEDULING OF MARIJUANA. THE MINUTE THERE IS ANY
KIND OF DRUG WHERE THE PHARMACEUTICALS AREN’T MAKING
MONEY, THEY ARE LIKE EMERGENCY.>>BUT IT’S NOT EVEN ABOUT THE
PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES. I THINK THE BIGGER ISSUE IS WHY
WOULD THEY HAVE ANY INTEREST IN LEGALIZING DRUGS THAT MAKE THEIR
JOBS RELEVANT? YOUR JOB IS NOT RELEVANT IF YOU LEGALIZE DRUGS. THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO KEEP MARIJUANA PROHIBITED EVER SINCE
WE’VE EVEN HAD A DISCUSSION ABOUT MARIJUANA.>>AGAIN, SCHEDULE ONE IS THE
MOST SERIOUS CLASSIFICATION OF DRUGS. THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO
HAVE ANY MEDICINAL VALUE, THE MOST DANGEROUS. AND KRATOM, IN
ITS PUREST FORM IS NOT A BAD DRUG. IT DOES HAVE MEDICINAL
VALUE. THE REASON WHY IT’S HAVING PROBLEMS HERE IN THE US
IS BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE MIXING IT WITH CHEMICALS ñ WITH STUFF THAT
IS NOT SAFE FOR YOU. SO REGULATE IT, DON’T JUST BAN THE
DRUG. IT IS NOT ITSELF CONSIDERED IN OPIOID, BUT THE
LETTER THE DEA PUT OUT MADE IT SEEM LIKE THE TWO COMPONENTS OF
THIS DRUG ARE SOMEHOW OPIOIDS. THEY ARE NOT. THERE IS
MISINFORMATION IN THIS LETTER AND IT IS A TERRIBLE IDEA
BECAUSE IT HAS HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE WEAN THEMSELVES OFF
SERIOUS DRUGS.>>ANYTHING THAT HAS A MILD
STIMULANT, SOUND THE WARNING BELLS. WE MUST CRUSH ALL FUN ON
THE PLANET. MAKE FUN ILLEGAL. HERE WE GO AGAIN. COFFEE HAS A STIMULANT, BUT
THERE IS ALREADY AN INDUSTRY AROUND COFFEE, SO
THAT’S OKAY.>>ADDERALL IS A STIMULANT.>>IF SOMETHING IS NATURAL,
WHICH THEN LEADS TO OUR OTHER POINT WHICH IS THAT THE
PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES CAN’T PATENT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS IN
NATURE. IF IT IS A MARIJUANA PLANT, OR KRATOM, AN IT
NATURALLY OCCURS IN NATURE YOU CAN’T PATENT IT AND MAKE
BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. THEY HATE THAT. YOUR DRUGS SEEM TO BE
WORSE AND GET PEOPLE ADDICTED ON A MUCH MORE CONSISTENT BASIS
THAN OTHER NATURAL THINGS DO. AGAIN, BACK TO THE EMERGENCY
SCHEDULING. THEY HAVE BEEN USING THIS FOR MILLENNIALS. AFTER 1000
YEARS THEY ARE LIKE OH MY GOD, EMERGENCY. IS STORIES LIKE THIS
THAT MAKE ME GET TO A POINT WHERE I CAN’T STAND OUR
GOVERNMENT. EVERYTHING IS ABOUT A PROFIT MOTIVE, CRUSHING FUN. I
WANT YOU TO BE CLEAR, UNTIL I READ THE STORY TODAY
I HAD NO IDEA WHAT KRATOM WAS. NOW THAT I KNOW IT, I KNOW THAT YOU SHOULD
BE CAREFUL AND THAT IS FAIR.>>SYNTHETIC COMPONENTS IS WHAT I
WAS TRYING TO SAY.>>GOOD, THAT’S WHAT I WANT THE
GOVERNMENT TO DO. BUT WHAT I DON’T WANT THEM TO DO IS BAN IT. MAKE SURE THAT IF SOME PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY CAN TAKE
IT AND GET ITS INTERNAL COMPONENTS AND THEN DOUBLE THE
PRICE AND MULTIPLY IT BY 20, THEN FINE OTHERWISE WE WILL NOT
DO IT.>>THERE WAS ONE FINAL PART I
THINK IS IMPORTANT. THE CASES INVOLVING KRATOM THAT LED TO
FATALITIES INCLUDED PEOPLE MIXING WITH OTHER DRUGS OR
TAKING KRATOM THAT WAS MIXED WITH OTHER MATERIALS. IF WE
LEGALIZE AND REGULATE IT I THINK WE WOULD BE MUCH BETTER OFF. THE
DEA RIGHT NOW IS COMPLETELY LYING ABOUT WHY THEY WANT TO
SCHEDULE IT IN THAT SCHEDULE. THEY ARE SAYING WE DON’T KNOW
ENOUGH, SO WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DO THE PROPER STUDIES IN
ORDER TO MAKE SURE IT IS SAFE. BUT HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT
IS A SCHEDULE ONE DRUG, IT BECOMES DIFFICULT TO ACTUALLY
CONDUCT STUDIES ON THAT SUBSTANCE.>>IF YOU WANT TO CONDUCT
STUDIES, THAT IS THE LAST PLACE YOU WOULD PUT IT. WHAT AN
UNBELIEVABLE LIE. OUR KNEE-JERK REACTION IS TO PROHIBIT IT. ONCE
WE GET BACK TO NORMAL, WE WILL NOT HAVE DONE ANY STUDIES ON IT
A FEW YEARS LATER. GOOD LUCK, SPENT 30 YEARS TRYING TO GET IT
OFF AS A SCHEDULE ONE. IT MAKES SOMEONE WANT TO TAKE SOME
KRATOM.>>BY THE WAY, IT DOESN’T JUST
HELP PEOPLE WEAN OFF OF PRESCRIPTION PILLS, PEOPLE TAKE
IT FOR CHRONIC PAIN AND IT IS A SAFER ALTERNATIVE.>>ARE YOU KIDDING ME? NO, YOU
NEED TO KEEP POPPING THAT OXYCONTIN. A
NATURAL PLANT THAT REDUCES PAIN WITHOUT MAKING BILLIONS? NO, NO, NO,
SCHEDULE ONE RIGHT AWAY. THAT IS AN EMERGENCY.

100 comments

  1. I don't usually agree with you guys… but this time; we are completely on the same page! I'm so angry over this. Subbed just because of this video.

  2. You control our world. You’ve poisoned the air we breathe, contaminated the water we drink, and copyrighted the food we eat. We fight in your wars, die for your causes, and sacrifice our freedoms to protect you. You’ve liquidated our savings, destroyed our middle class, and used our tax dollars to bailout your unending greed. We are slaves to your corporations, zombies to your airwaves, servants to your decadence. You’ve stolen our elections, assassinated our leaders, and abolished our basic rights as human beings. You own our property, shipped away our jobs, and shredded our unions. You’ve profited off of disaster, destabilized our currencies, and raised our cost of living. You’ve monopolized our freedom, stripped away our education, and have almost extinguished our flame. We are hit… we are bleeding… but we ain’t got time to bleed. We will bring the giants to their knees and you will witness our revolution

  3. F U DEA !!! You have no research info I been taking kratom 4yr ever day and sometime have to wait 2 3 day for my re-up do to custom to the us and never had to w/d from kratom so DEA fight something like coke you dumb [email protected]#

  4. I am personally using this right now to get off of heroin and I find it to work waaaay better then methadone which I have used in the past and in my experience has little to know withdrawal symptoms which is one reason it is amazing for opiate abuse. So in my opinion is a major reason they are going to ban it and in such a drastic way is because as we know big pharma has a major sway with lobbyists and putting big money at government campaigns and so on. Methadone/ suboxone is a HUGE money maker for big pharma companies so if there is something else out there that works better and can not be produced in the pharma labs you know they are going to want it out of th marketplace ASAP.

  5. Sign this new petition to help stop the kratom ban. It needs 100,000 signatures by oct. 24th. It has just over 100 signatures. So it desperately needs attention. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/declaration-emergency-breach-faith

  6. Wait mitragynine isn't an opioid? I think you guys are mistaken. An opioid is chemical that acts on opioid receptors. Mitragynine is known to be a mu-opioid receptor agonist, thus an opioid.

  7. I have been using Kratom for months this shit is the truth. I was addicted to hydrocodone and the withdrawals were a bitch! Kratom has saved me and I don't even have a craving for opiates anymore. I have tried just about all types and red vein borneo is my favorite. Thank Goodness I don't live in a state that banned Kratom.

  8. I wanted to comment on the video 'What Could You Have Done If You Had Donald Trump's Dad?' and found out comments are disabled. I have unsubscribed and I want my donation money back.

  9. The DEA lies because it can. they legalize pot which takes away common sense just before the election. The hitlar Gov. with clinton sending money to Iraq for nuclear weapons, or the radical Trump. The end is near.

  10. i don't know anything about this herb but the FDA is out of control they have done the same to vaping I quit smoking years ago because of vaping and it is saving life i have autoimmune disease that affects my lungs i spend way less time in the hospital since vaping my illness also cause chronic pain and wish i knew about this herb because i hate being on large amout of pain medication its clear that large corporations are in the FDA pocket like tobacco and the pharmaceutical companies one the reasons im on pain is because i now need 2 hip replacements because the medicine (prednisone) they gave me to treat my illness caused the bones in my hips to die (illness called avn) and also muscle damage i am now wheelchair bound all this from drugs approved by the FDA

  11. and social justice warriors that just want to go against the grain and fight against kratom just because your either bored or clean and got lucky or not living with depression, just keep your mouth shut. you have no business trying to justify the dea. just leave the kratom community alone. most of you kind of people think they know everything about this plant because they read one article stating kratom has claimed 15 lives. You don't no anything about kratom at all and once again, nicely, please leave the community alone this isn't about YOU if you don't take kratom or support kratom.

  12. It without a doubt cured me on day one of a 20 year long addiction to alcohol. I tried and tried but could not quit. I know dozens of people in my small geographic region who've got off Vicodin heroin and other drugs. The DEA is probably u see heat from big pharmaa, alcohol, and other blatantly biased "professionals". Look at who's selling Keaton locally… Small business that are local. Our government hates small business and I mean hates. They also hate competition to their buddies' drug cartels.

  13. The DEA has been completely unsuccessful in its war on drugs since its inception. Yet we still fund this shit government agency just so they can strip us of more freedoms in the interests of big pharma greed. It's bullshit folks. I am more hooked on SSRIs than most people could ever be on this natural herb.

  14. These DEA ass holes who have NO IDEA what withdrawal sx feels like. I want the DEA to feel what it is like to Wd for one week. Ass holes!!!!!!!!!

  15. Guess it causes race-mixing? Awesome threat! Funny, now that it's known that baking soda cures cancer, they're trying outlaw baking soda!

  16. More proof that the US is in Afghanistan to import heroin into the US. If we're in Afghanistan to get Bin Laden, why are we still there? Heroin

  17. Yea they are nuts. I actually agree with the Turks. I wish they would ban poison ivy cuz that shit is bad for me. They need to rip it all out and get it away from me lol

  18. five months later and I'm still buying Kratom every two weeks to treat my chronic pain, anxiety, and opiate addiction. the DEA had no idea the blowback that would come their way after trying to ban this amazing plant. there are millions of people in the US who use Kratom and more then 100,000 people signed a white house petition to keep it legal. more then 50 congressmen and senators including Bernie Sanders signed a Dear Colleague letter to the DEA to stop the ban. its the first time the DEA has been forced to withdraw a decision like this. the fight isn't over but the facts are on our side. no one has ever died are overdosed from Kratom.

  19. Get your hands on it before its gone. Kratom is super versatile and it give you a really safe and clear high. The high is functional and is enjoyable when shared with others. I like making tea and using kratom in social settings. Red stem is super potent and my personal vaforite! Cheers!

  20. People die by the the truckload from taking painkillers after a night out drinking due to bleeding of the stomack. Do they ban aspirin or alcohol now?
    All drugs need to be legalized at this point because the drug-laws are a joke, a circus, a farce.

  21. this is crap. it does help with opiate with drawels. no kidding. it's all about money. what has happened to our countey. they legalize weed. now. and make kratom is illegal. so tired of these. crooks. what can we do. to stop these idiots. they have never tried it. and talk like they know everything. man oh man.

  22. The girl nailed it when she talked about job justifying. About a quarter of our economy is based on on law enforcement with cops, bureaus, prisons, task forces, government positions included. Also, not only do pharm. co. stop propering, but the government cannot regulate and or make money of something that that is a natural growing plant when it is easily grown. Much like marijuana. funny how they have been fighting that natural helpful herb for a long time.

  23. Stop calling it a "drug." It is natural plant. Damn, I never thought I would agree with The Young Turds. After 20 years of cancer, Kratom has saved my life.

  24. It's funny. Cocaine is a schedule 1 narcotic yet Oxycodone isn't? Oxy's are a hell of a lot worse than Cocaine. so where's the sense in trying to ban Kratom which helps people get off pain mess? Unless somebodies been making a lot of money!

  25. It's not a drug it's not a drug. It not a drug. And by the way, its not a drug. It's a natural leaf that helps people in many different ways.

  26. Please make a second video Young Turks. They are trying to ban it again :/ …..a year later -_- and they keep spreading false information and lies :/ The DEA drives me nuts. They need to focus on mental healthcare and treatment centers. Not banning and shaming drug addicts. I am over the war on drugs…. I want a war on lies. I want them to ACTUALLY work to help people, not make drug addiction even more dangerous by forcing people onto the black market…..
    Also the DEA needs to leave CBD oil alone too. Kratom is sooo mild and CBD oil is even more mild! Jeesh.

  27. Kratom is in itself an addictive drug of abuse.

    It's intoxication effects and side effects include:-

    Edginess, nervousness
    Vomiting (can be severe and prolonged)
    Nausea (can be severe and prolonged)
    Sweating
    Itching
    Constipation
    Delusions
    Lethargy
    Respiratory depression
    Tremors
    Aggressive or combative behavior
    Psychotic episodes
    Hallucinations
    Paranoia
    Since the drug is also addictive, one of the effects can include compulsive use of the drug despite the harm that is being done to one’s mental state or life.

    Addiction effects may include:-

    Loss of sexual desire
    Loss of weight
    Darkening of skin on face
    Constant cravings that drive one to use more of the drug
    Withdrawal effects of kratom are very similar to those of opiates like heroin or prescription painkillers.

    They include:-

    Diarrhea
    Muscle pain
    Muscle tremors and jerking
    Restlessness and sleeplessness
    Severe depression
    Crying
    Episodes of panic
    Sudden swings of mood
    Irritability

    This is a purely substitutional addiction, equivalent to taking methadone instead heroin. Or indeed buprenorphine or oxycodone/hydrocodone which have also been used as maintenance drugs with respect to opiate addiction. They were meant to be better alternatives to morphine/heroin/methadone etc., mitigating the undesirable effects. Obviously they have failed in in this respect.The only attributed property of kratom other than the recreational one is a traditional use as an anti-diarrhoea agent, which is not currently proven to be valid in any investigatory trial. It is more of folk-remedy.

    In Thailand where it is illegal, along with 7 other countries (mostly in the source plants natural range in South East Asia), it's use is concurrent with 5% of crimes.

  28. There is no cure for addiction. Kratom simply replaces opiates/opioids with something that's not as easy to get high from, but it does cause some euphoria and it has withdrawal symptoms.

  29. Mexicans have cures for drug addictions but guess who don't allow them to be sold in THE U.S.A.? U.S.A. govt.!

  30. The DEA won't take Wen hair care products off the market, even if it's causing us to lose our hair. They say they can't touch that, but any thing that helps withdraw and is natural??? We can't have that.

  31. The the DEA is a bunch of idiots they don't know what they're talking about to have marijuana as a Class 1 in the same category as heroin does not make sense to me and to put a drug like Kratom as a Class 1 is ridiculous I'm recovering opiate addict and I should save my life even better than Suboxone help me get through the horrible agonizing pain they should look at the benefits on the attic side not there politician beliefs the DEA not no doctor there bunch of retarded politicians that have their hands in people's pockets

  32. But methamphetamine cocaine and opiates and benzodiazepines are all scheduled two and threes and most of them are worse than the schedule 1 narcotics

  33. Not gonna lie, I usually hate the young Turks point of view….. but with this one they are DEAD RIGHT. Were in this one together Turks ✊

  34. F*** the DEA and anyone against Kratom or Cannabis. This is so wrong and the ban takes effect sept 30 2018 from what I've heard. We gotta stop this shit now this is wrong and they are clearly wrong here.

  35. The DEA is a group not unlike any number of thugs organized to profit from powers they feel entitled to enforce, the government gives fairly unlimited support to their war against the citizenry of this country with self-serving self-congratulatory back slapping all around for themselves.

  36. Kratom works for opiate withdrawal symptoms during detoxification from pills and heroin. PERIOD! It takes at least 85% of withdrawal symptoms away completely. Get off of opiates. IT WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE!

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