DEA Reverses Decision to Temporarily Make Kratom a Schedule I Drug

Join Together News Service from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said this week it will reverse its decision to temporarily make kratom a Schedule I drug, according to NPR. The reversal comes in the wake of protests by advocates, scientists and kratom vendors. Kratom is a plant-based drug with opioid-like effects.

Schedule I drugs are considered to have a high potential for abuse and to have no currently accepted medical treatment use.

The DEA announced in the Federal Register that it will open an official comment period, which will last until December 1, for people to share their experiences using kratom as a medical treatment.

The DEA could still decide to temporarily ban kratom after the public comment period, or to permanently place it in a scheduled category, the article notes.

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    Timothy Tipton

    October 13, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    Kratom is a natural plant substance which has no business in Schedule I !!! Many many people have successfully withdrawn from dangerous prescription narcotics using this natural non-addictive therapy. Get Educated!! METH, HEROIN & Prescription Drugs ARE The DEMONS for the DEA to SLAY

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