The War on You: Why Kill Kratom? is a documentary on kratom (mitragena speciosa) the powerful Indonesian herb that eases pain, lifts mood and can get people off of opiates without withdrawals. The DEA wants to ban it without cause. There is no verified evidence about any ill effects from Kratom alone. It can be an essential medication for those in pain, and banning Kratom will drastically worsen the lives of those who use it instead of opiates.
WASHINGTON, DC – July 30, 2018 – the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) affirmed that,“Kratom by itself is not associated with fatal overdose,” explaining that only when the natural ingredient is contaminated or “laced with other compounds” has it been associated with deaths.
NIDA’s position clarifies and corrects an earlier statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
The FDA is fighting NIDA on language and seeks to overturn its decision to post this.