Pharma Thug Wednesday


Another Plant Banned by BIG PHARMA’ Thugs.

As a reporter covering the government’s efforts to crack down on the herbal supplement kratom, I’ve interviewed dozens of advocates who swear by its therapeutic potential.

Some tout the substance, made from the leaves of Mitragyna speciosa, a Southeast Asian tree related to coffee, as nothing short of a miracle drug. Others are more reserved in their praise. And although kratom users vary in their enthusiasm about the herb’s efficacy, almost everyone seems to agree that its psychoactive properties are simply not potent enough for it to be categorized alongside heroin and LSD.

That has continued to be one of the kratom community’s principal arguments since news emerged that the Drug Enforcement Administration plans to place the herb on Schedule I as early as the end of the month. Drugs in this category are considered to have no known medical benefit and a high potential for abuse. Emerging scientific research and the success stories of thousands of kratom users call that contention into question. A White House petition asking President Barack Obama to intervene has drawn more than 122,000 signatures, crossing the threshold that requires a response from the administration.

Hundreds of kratom advocates rallied in front of the White House on Tuesday to protest the federal government’s moves to ban and criminalize their treatment.



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17 Responses to Pharma Thug Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    KO sums up Trump:


  2. David B. Benson says:

    But then what would the DEA do?


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Just under 11 minutes to the Hillside Cafe. At this rate of improvement I’ll soon be arriving before I depart!


    • David B. Benson says:

      Observed on a t-shirt: A woman’s place is in the house
      And the senate.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Starting the next segment from Dana Hall instead of the corner of Campus Street and Spokane Avenue cuts 5 minutes off the stick walk to the community gardens. Then out to the end of Grimes Way and thence back to C Street resulted in a daily total of 102 minutes, not a speedup. Along the way there was a flight of dark birds with white underwings; flashing light by dark as the wings beat. Not in unison so a chaotic pattern against the perfect blue sky.

      Day 4: 150+102=252 minutes.


  4. º¿carol says:

    Nothing much to report at this end. We’ve been watching a show on HBO called The Night Of. that was suggested, STRONGLY, but Jim. Eight episodes, we finished #7 today. Tomorrow, the finale. Did the kid do it, or didn’t he…that is the question.


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