Let’s step back for a moment and evaluate what is happening here in America. The politicians in Alabama claim that they are worried about our children becoming addicted to kratom. Statistically speaking, only 5% of the world’s population have an addiction problem. Since the population in Alabama is estimated to be around 4,843,307 and the world’s population is estimated to be 7.125 billion, Alabama only accounts for 0.0006797624% of the World’s Population.
As you can see from these numbers, the chances of anyone becoming addicted to anything is very, very low. The War on Drugs is based on this idea that there are many, many more people with addictions than there really are. I AM NOT attempting to downplay the problem of addiction for those who struggle with it. I am simply pointing out that the War on Drugs is a miserable failure and now public policy makers are attempting to do the same thing to kratom that they did with marijuana. The War on Drugs that has been waged for nearly a century has not solved the problem of addiction. And yet every year congress bans another substance.
The government has been denying that marijuana has any medicinal since the days of Harry Anslinger in the 30’s. And now they are doing the same thing to kratom. The FDA and DEA will boldly say things that have no basis in reality. From the food we eat to the medicines we are prescribed, we are systematically being controlled through media bias and flat out lies.
For example, out of one side of their mouth, the government tells us meth is bad for you (which it is) but then the FDA goes on to approve drugs like Adderall, which is basically just Crystal Meth, only slightly different in molecular structure.