Thailand’s cure for meth addiction? A leafy jungle stimulant

Seen as an emerging threat in the US, 'Kratom' could wean addicts off meth, Thailand’s justice minister argues
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

4x100users-thailandThe legal status of kratom is under review in Thailand. Options include making kratom available only by prescription, decriminalizing small amounts and total legalization. “There’s never been a single death associated with kratom,” said Pascal Tanguay, who investigated kratom use for the Transnational Institute. “People have been chewing this for thousands of years with no cases of overdose, psychosis, murder, violent crime. Never in all of recorded history.”