Orange County Register
By Sal Rodriguez
It’s no secret that drug warriors at the Food and Drug Administration and Drug Enforcement Administration want to ban the pain-relieving plant kratom.
In 2016, the DEA announced plans to place the plant, which has been safely used by millions of people for hundreds of years, into the highly restrictive Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. As with marijuana and LSD, which are also Schedule I drugs, this would prohibit kratom for any use under federal law.