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Big Pharma’s Patents on Kratom Alkaloids Expose the Real Reason DEA Banned This Plant
(N.Morgan) The DEA had set forth once again a tyrannical plan to classify Kratom a Schedule I substance which denotes “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse” – the most restrictive classification under the federal Controlled Substances Act.
According to a filing by the DEA, a notice of intent to classify kratom was placed on the Federal Register on August 31 2016, with temporarily plans to categorize the supplement as a Schedule I substance on September 30 of that same year.
The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing this notice of intent to temporarily schedule the opioids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, which are the main active constituents of the plant kratom, into schedule I pursuant to the temporary scheduling provisions of the Controlled Substances Act. This action is based on a finding by the Administrator that the placement of these opioids into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety. Any final order will impose the administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions and regulatory controls applicable to schedule I controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act on the manufacture, distribution, possession, importation, and exportation of, and research and conduct of instructional activities of these opioids.
So why would the DEA worry about a beneficial plant that is pretty much harmless? The answer is quite clear — Big Pharma.
The banning of this miracle herb has been a devastating blow to the thousands of people who have found relief from this natural remedy.
The herb Kratom offers a plethora of health benefits, without the negative toxic effects pharmaceuticals inflict upon the body. This ban is hurting the most vulnerable among us, the ones whose daily lives are already a struggle. It is those whose lives have been irreversible changed by illness and disease who will suffer the most due to this outrageous ban.
The move to ban yet another highly beneficial plant by the DEA has been met with heavy backlash and multiple petitions. The backlash is entirely justified as this plant has many amazing benefits — including the potential to cure opioid addiction. One of Big Pharma’s top selling categories.
Three synthetic opioids in particular were synthesized from the alkaloids in kratom from 2008- 2016: MGM-9, MGM-15, and MGM-16.
They were synthesized from kratom’s alkaloids Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine: to make what is essentially patentable, pharmaceutical kratom.
“Mitragynine is a major indole alkaloid isolated from the Thai medicinal plant Mitragyna speciosa that has opium-like properties, although its chemical structure is quite different from that of morphine. We attempted to develop novel analgesics derived from mitragynine, and thus synthesized the ethylene glycol-bridged and C10-fluorinated derivative of mitragynine, MGM-9 [(E)-methyl 2-(3-ethyl-7a,12a-(epoxyethanoxy)-9-fluoro-1,2,3,4,6,7,12,12b-octahydro-8-methoxyindolo[2,3-a]quinolizin-2-yl)-3-methoxyacrylate].”
A second study published in 2014 synthesized MGM-15 and MGM-16 from kratom’s other primary alkaloid, 7-Hydroxymitragynine.
“In this study, we developed dual-acting μ- and δ-opioid agonists MGM-15 and MGM-16 from 7-hydroxymitragynine for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.”
One can find dozens of studies from the past few years, in which researchers synthesized new opioid compounds and tested them on monkeys (primates). The market potential is huge!
So What is Kratom Exactly?
Leaves from the Kratom tree have had a wide range of uses by the people of Southeast Asia who have known and utilized the benefits of this miracle plant for thousands of years.
Its popularity has grown in the western nations of the world as more and more people are becoming aware of the versatility and medicinal benefits of this plant.
In smaller amounts kratom has been known to produce stimulation, motivation, a heightened desire to work, extended energy, relief from fatigue, increased focus and mental awareness, increased social and communication skills, relief from anxiety and depression, and an overall feeling of euphoria.
Larger amounts have been known to produce many or all of these effects as well as incorporate a pain relieving and analgesic aspect not usually noticed in the use of smaller proportions.
When ingested, Kratom can result in the reduction of anxiety, the elimination of pain, improved sleep, improved productivity, an increase in motivation and a general sense of well being.
Some people in chronic pain use Kratom in order to have a liveable life where they would otherwise be chained to prescription medications, Opiate addicts have used it to wean off hardcore drugs and sufferers of depression have found it lifesaving when traditional SSRI’s couldn’t provide a solution.
For those at a healthy starting point, Kratom can be used safely to considerably enhance your quality of life.
For the average healthy person, Kratom can be your secret weapon for killer motivation in the gym, for making you calm in high pressure situations and for giving you anxiety-free, social confidence.
It is legal in many countries, and relatively safe and inexpensive.
DEA PLAYS DUMB AFTER EVISCERATING CRITICISM OF KRATOM BAN
The DEA extended its authority far past what this weary public will tolerate.
Trying to ban kratom is a futile death knell of the drug war, futile if only we continue standing up and flexing our rights.
Public outcry, an unrelenting bombardment of opposition is here to set the record straight: kratom cannot be overdosed on, is relatively innocuous and it is our natural right to consume kratom if we please. It hasn’t worked well for government, using force to try and stop people from ingesting substances in this drug war. We would clearly be foolish to continue tolerating this.
It looks like our efforts are already paying off: perhaps shocked by the uproar, DEA spokesman Melvin Patterson said “Shame on everyone who wasn’t researching it before. Now you start hearing the stories about how it’s benefiting someone suffering from arthritis.”
“If someone can find a medical use by it, by all means, we’re in favor of it,” he continued.
We already understand the medicinal value of kratom or lack thereof, and we’re fully capable of figuring that out for ourselves, DEA.
To see the full perspective, just look at what the FDA, DEA, and their armed agents do to people who produce natural supplements and nutritious, innocuous products: they crack down on them with thuggish, ruthless force to squeeze them out of business.
Knowing the true function of these agencies is essential. They exist to suppress the business that is in competition with the interests that corrupt the government, to do things that just don’t benefit the people ever, under an authoritarian guise of protecting the public.
Why is B17 illegal? Why is Ephedra illegal? Both supplements have been banned by a regulatory agency gone out of control for the purposes of propping up Big Pharma under the guise of protecting human health.
The truth is that the ban of these natural supplements has more to do with the gradual advance being made by the pharmaceutical industry via their corrupt and hired mercenaries in the FDA, USDA, and DEA.
If B17, a substance known to be effective in curing some cancers were allowed to become ubiquitous with the general public in full knowledge of its potential, Big Pharma’s stepchild known as Big Cancer would lose millions in revenue and see its gangrenous hands begin to lose their grip on the cancer treatment industry.