first off, my boyfriend is recently on probation. I had to get him off weed. Though he couldn’t commit we found a solution. Replacing weed with kratom.
I did a bit of research but not a ton.
long term effect?
How do you feel about this “drug”?
I have read that kratom really helps with opiate withdrawal. I guess it’s an okay alternative to weed, but mind you it is addicting. My experience with kratom is very little, I had a “15x standardized extract”. Did 1 gram of it in some hot water and drank it, didn’t feel much.
Next day I did 2 gram in orange juice (way way less disgusting than hot water btw) and I felt a nice warm stimulating high similar to the high I get from oxycontin.
I don’t think the solution to coming off weed is to get hooked on something else, but to fill the gap in your life that you used to fill with smoking weed.
Its not dangerous, there have been many people who go on for months taking kratom and have no side effects. A similar plant, Kava, has been reported to cause liver & kidney damage, so it may be that kratom isn’t good.
I take it a lot, or have in the past. Its really great stuff, not really habit forming in my opinion, took it nearly every day for a solid week, when it was all gone I didn’t really care.
Do not allow him to DRINK within 24 hours of taking it. This can be habit forming & may be damaging to liver & kidneys, but I don’t think kratom alone is very bad for you… but I could be wrong, not many studies on it. I used to mix it with my coffee (absolutely terrible, vile taste) and that got me through even the most boring days.
@tobiefaye, People have actually died from using kratom. It’s not super dangerous, but it is definitely an addictive substance. A lot of people feel that the fact that marijuana isn’t physically addicting is a strong point, not the case with kratom. It’s a pretty strong opiate-like drug, and it has a lot of the same side effects. You don’t get the same level of kick either. I wouldn’t recommend it. It does nothing for you except make you mellow and slow.
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Uh fuck that.. progressive victory to Washington and Colorado while the war on drugs continues and prescription drugs “kill some 200,000 Americans every year.”
Medicinal plants like Kratom are unable to be regulated by the FDA and unfortunately to them hold very little potential for medical profit. Kratom, a beautiful plant, has countless nutritional and supplemental benefits, tremendous potential & hardly a drug compared with those (FDA regulated) the close people in my life have been addicted to.
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