This HND piece explores how a beneficial herbal remedy can be the subject of an irrational witch hunt, by media publicity whores and feckless bureaucrats.
Used in southeast Asia for hundreds of years, kratom is effective as a painkiller, and even has shown promising results in addiction treatment. Sadly, some unscrupulous vendors have spiked kratom with other chemicals, and this has caused problems. However, the answer is not to ban the natural herb outright; rather, it is to go after the adulterators.
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