We, the undersigned, believe that mitragyna speciosa (commonly known as kratom) is an immensely beneficial herb for health and wellbeing and that its use should not be restricted.
Wed 04 Apr 2012 13:38:08 BST
It's really funny how now that big pharmaceutical is interested in developing the active alkaloid in kratom into a possible alternative pain killer for market its safety and legality are being called into question.
I have been able to subside my chronic back pain with Kratom and able to stay off the hard stuff of narcotics. Please don't ban!!!!
Freedoms are stolen from the people everyday all over the world. I really hope kratom won't be one of them. The goal of governent agenices is to make people slaves, which they are doing. At least let people keep the kratom so they won't be so miserbale doing it...
|Devin Lor||United States||
The best, safe, non-addictive and non-toxic painkiller! Helps me with my back pain. Making kratom illegal will only make people lean towards more dangerous painkillers.
Kratom has kept my physical pain and depression at bay for the last year. If I don't have it, I experience NO withdrawl symptoms
whatsoever. This proves that it does NOT share the same addictive and harmful qualities that pharmaceutical opiates have!
Kratom is a very useful herb, and is great for natural pain relief. Its abuse potential limited, especially when compared with most opiod pain relievers.
|THERESA M Nichols||United States||
I have chronic pain due to RA in most of my joints, as well as fibrmyala
Kratom is a safe viable alternative to both pain killers and sleep aids. Banning will only lead to more chemically derived medications that will hurt us and our children in the long run.
|Christopher Nelson Carter||United States|
|jason paradise||united states of America|
|Jesse Austin||United States||
I am a graduate student with a 4.0 average, and I benefit from having Kratom when I need it. It would be a great disservice to many Americans who rely on the beneficial effects of kratom to allow any legislation against it.
|Nick Bunce-Herring||United States|
|Alice F. McNair||U.S.A.|
|Nick K||United States||
Kratom has many amazing medicinal qualities, natural alternative to dangerous addictive painkillers and it should not be banned!
|Denise Hanley||United States||
Please stop big pharma from taking yet another natural substance off the market!
|Jason Earl Ludwig||USA|
|Steven Porter||United States||
Kratom is a savior for people with pain who don't want to destroy their liver with tylenol or become addicted to opiates. Just because some people chose to use it irresponsibly does NOT mean that everyone should lose the right to make their own choice.
|chris contreras||united states||
kratom should stay legal. it is a natural plant that has helped me in many different ways! it is safer than many perscription medicines and has made me into a more positive person.
|David Justin Davis||United States||
There's disgusting things on the market that are legal and this is not one of them.
|William D. Gable||USA||
Relaxing alternative to over the counter sleeping pill's.
It seems to help increase energy levels which is lacking with fibromyalgia.
I love kratom. I'm a mechanic, and nothing gets rid of my aches and pains like kratom. Kratom is one of the last natural alternatives to pain relief. I smell the stench of big Pharma around here...
|John Adcox||United States|
|Jesse Rodgers||united states|
I have personally used kratom to treat server migranes that several pescription drugs given by the doctor could not fix. This herb did not give me a " high" but relieved some serious pain with out drowsiness and funnily enough it was less addictivet then the medications the doctor pescribed which i might add gave me serious side effects!!
|daniel stephen jones||uk||
i was for a long time given horrible pain killers by my gp after having a bad car crash.
They killed the pain yes, but were killing me!
Kratom worked far better than any of these prescribed 'drugs'and gave me back my life.
That is all.
Kratom is an all natural supplement that helps improve the quality of peoples lives without the addictive nature of long term narcotic use.
Banning kratom would be an illegal move. Kratom has been proven to be safe with no negative effects other than nausea if you have too much (same if you have too much chocolate). We will not allow government and big pharma to illegally dictate to us.
KRATOM IS EXCELLENT AT REDUCING MY ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION BECAAUSE ANTI DEPRESSANT'S DO NOT DO ANYTHING TO ME SO THEREFORE THIS IS AN AMAZING ANTI DEPRESSANT THAT WORK'S. iT IS NOT ADDICTICTIVE OR DANGEROUSE.
|Scott Rowbotham||United Kingdom||
Kratom is a wonderful plant with incredible properties, it is good for the body and the mind. Kratom will not harm anyone, given that it is shown respect.
|E. Hart||United States|
This is NOT a research chemical/legal high like spice and bath salts. Keep your noses where they belong big pharma...sniffing the ass of the guy in front of you.
|Andrew Paul Hodgins||USA||
I suffer from many medical difficulties such as, crohns disease, lymphoma, and psoriasis. Kratom is the only legal, natural substance that helps with daunting fatigue and pain. Pain meds are expensive, dangerous, addictive, unnatural, kicked back by big pharmaceuticals, and for junkies. Kratom is none of those things.
|Tessa Marie Comiskey||USA||
Before I started using Kratom I was on Zoloft for depression, Xanax & Klonopin for anxiety and Adderall for ADD. I no longer have to take any of these medications and I am healthier than I have ever been.
|Patricia Hamilton||United States|
|Vernon J Hood III||USA||
Helps with my back pain and ADD.
|Brandi Leann Peterson||united states|
great for dealing with pain and deppresion brought on by my crohn's disease. leave it alone u big pharma C*ck sucka's
|Dylan Burns||United States of America|
|Benjamin Kluver||United States|
This is a miracle plant. It has helped people I personally know from pain to anxiety and even weight loss. There is so much I can say about it it would take forever. Please keep it LEGAL!
|joshua cole sizemore||usa||
kratom is not harmful and does not make people dangerous or impared even the slightest bit, it should stay legal. Many people claim they feel ''nothing'' after even large amounts of kratom. I take kratom for pain and energy and I can say from personal expieriance over the last four years that kratom is completely safe. I never feel high just energized and good. Not impared or even like an opiate it at all. There is also no risk of overdose because if you ingest too much you will simply regurgitate it back out of you.
|Heinrich Matthews||South Africa|
|Aaron Wayne Stark||USA||
This is not a synthetic drug. It is all natural and it's helped both of my parents with chronic pain when other prescription medication could not.
|Susan C Groom Mortensen||USA||
Keep the FDA and Government OUT of our healthcare!
|jerry f battaglia||u.s.a.||
it has notably come to my attention that kratom fills many needs medically.My belief due to it being simply user friendly and a safe natural cure that many pharmetcutical compines intentionally over look to provide very large profits not only to themselves but investors as well.Let the fda know that this is a peoples choice and should be allowed to be controlled by and only for the people who wish to use it for its true midisinal uses.
If this becomes illegal, we'll be fighting for decades to re-legalize it again. Keep the taxes we pay on this product and don't give more criminals cause to take over this helpful herb!
This plant should not be scheduled. If regulation is inevitable, then it ought to be regarded in a manner similar to tobacco. Even though it's not nearly as addictive. This herb has helped my with stress, anxiety, and depression on important occasions.
I have friends that have stopped using Hydrocodone and illegal drugs by using small amounts of this leaf. This herb is safer than coffee, alcohol, and other legal drugs that are sold and taxed. Keep Kratom legal!
|Charles Francis Wusthoff III||United States of America||
I have a painful type of terminal cancer. Synthetic pain medications have induced so many negative physical/psychological side effects that i refused pain management, living in agony until a botanist introduced me to kratom which has helped me live life
|Soren Du Borg||USA||
I benefit greatly from having Kratom available legally.
Keep it legal
|Josh Harenberg||United States||
This herb should not be made illegal. It has cured my alcoholism and my social anxiety disorder. If you want to make something illegal, make alcohol illegal. It kills people and steals their lives!
I broke my back 15 yrs ago and have serious pain all day every day. Kratom takes away my pain and gets me active again, without the use of drugs!
Keep it legal. It is noting like the bath salts and spice. We can afford to ban anymore stuff anyway. We are broke.
Much safer then pain pills!
|Tracy Singer||United States||
We are quite aware that the war on Kratom is just a ruse to keep money in the pockets of big pharmaceuticals. Please stop putting profits over people and let cures happen.
|Harrison J. Craig||United States of America|
PLease leave these incredibly healing plants alone as nature intended not to be managed by the FDA!!!
|Olivia Spencer||United States|
|Chris Wallace||United States|
|Marcos Casillas||United States||
You would make this illegal when teenagers can purchase alternatives that are 'not suggested for human consumption'?
|Bill Maynor||United States||
Please keep Kratom legal. This is an herb that is beneficial to the human body.
|Frank Esquibel||united states|
|Chantelle M. Bennifield||USA|
Please keep this alternative to evil methadone accesible!!
Kratom saves lives everyday!!!!
|john graham||united states||
Keep it legal politicians