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Kratom
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Rubiaciae
Genus :
Mitragyna
Species :
speciosa
COMMON NAMES
Kratom; Ketum; Kakuam; Ithang; Thom; Mambog
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Stimulant; Depressant; Intoxicant
DESCRIPTION
Mitragyna speciosa is a leafy tree that grows from 3-20 meters tall. Its leaves contain 7-Hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine. The leaves are chewed as an opiate substitute and stimulant in Thailand and South-East Asia, primarily among the working class. It has a relatively long history of human use.
BASICS EFFECTS IMAGES HEALTH LAW DOSE CHEMISTRY
September 30, 2016: The DEA has proposed emergency banning kratom's psychoactive chemicals (Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine) and the plants that naturally contain these chemicals. See The Federal Register 81 FR 59929. This will criminalize a relatively safe opioid substitute therapy and make research extremely difficult. The public and concerned professionals can contact the DEA and the FDA to express their opinion about this Emergency Scheduling. Contact DEA Public Affairs at 202.307.7977. Sign the White House Petition.