Apr 16, 2012
commented on The Rush to Prohibit Kratom
I live in Iowa, and have used Kratom for roughly 5 years now. I have never had any type of hallucinogenic nor life threatening reactions to it at all. This is simply ridiculous. A good friend of mine is a part of an organization called the Kratom association who has been contacting senators in Iowa for over a month now and they simply are ignoring us. It's pretty disheartening when you used to believe that we had a voice. Now here is the kicker. I am a law enforcement officer of the state of Iowa who was approved to use kratom by my superiors after they did actual research on it. I am staying anonymous for obvious reasons but I have stated this to the senators through letters my friend has sent to them for me and again it falls on deaf ears. It's ridiculous; I guess they would rather that I as well as many of my colleagues (who use Kratom too for pain) go on disability because we cannot work on the RX drugs that they have prescribed. Makes me sick that this is happening and that if it goes through disability will most certainly be knocking on the state of IA's door as far as myself is concerned.