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Re: “Arkansas's ban of the natural painkiller Kratom has left sufferers and former opiate addicts in the lurch

It is sad and incredibly unfair. When will legislators understand they are not fighting a "war on drugs" but a war on people. Most suffer from a chemical imbalance in the brain, emotional trauma or physical injury but these are the people who finally found relief safely in a natural form. 88,000 people die each year in America from alcohol related deaths, 142 die each day from prescription overdose and we just let those numbers climb. The only thing they have done is increased it's (kratom) street value two fold, provide organize crime additional income and supply a product that may be adulterated or "cut" which is incredibly unsafe. At least legal you have a vendor, location or product to hold accountable for the purity of the product. Customs and boarder protection seize 7% of the illegal narcotics that come into this country of a 25 billion dollar a year illegal drug trade. Scheduling something does not decease the demand nor the supply. I'm sure everyone that reads this is aware of how easy it truly is to get an illegal substance. Then we incarcerate a soul that is suffering for several years. If we spent the same amount of money on incarcerating them on mental health we might just have a chance. Mental heath assistance in the country is none but we will lock you up for a decade. When will we learn?

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Posted by Michael Dombrowski on 05/27/2016 at 11:46 AM

 

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