Health

Keep Kratom Legal in Europe

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Novell Food Committee and local regulatory authorities.
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  1. Launched April 2022
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Prohibition

Many people prefer Kratom over pharma painkillers which have much more impact on the health and psychological well being. For many it is the best option available. I know that many people would switch to the black market and would consume stuff which is way worse! Please keep in mind we are going to legalize Cannabis all over the globe. Prohibition never worked and we all know it. Prohibiting this relatively safe product will destroy many lifes. We all know who is responsible for this!

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Banning plants?

It has helped me tremendously getting away from stronger opioids and has helped a lot of other people aswell. How can a helpful drug like this be crimnalized, when things like alcohol and nicotine are completely legal? Are we really going back to the failed system of prohibition which causes economical and harm in general to people? Are we really going to ban more plants??

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I see Kratom as no different from alcohol or cannabis. Alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs in the world, yet it is perfectly acceptable everywhere in Society. It causes more misery, addiction and destruction than probably any other drug one Earth, yet alcohol will never be banned. Just like alcohol or cannabis, taking kratom is all about sensible use! There is no reason or evidence that it is any more dangerous than alcohol or cannabis.

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Doing this would repeat the mistakes that were made with Cannabis. The only things this would do is reduce the Quality of Kratom available on the Market and push loads of harmless Users into illegality. This is not the Solution.

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Banning Kratom is not going to solve anything, because there's no problem. It never gave me an "addictive" feeling after taking it. I have ADD, so it's pretty much impossible for me to clear my head (all fine, not a big problem or anything) but it's nice to be able to do that once in a while. It's also helped friends of mine (yes multiple) to overcome other addictions.

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Es hilft vielen leidenden und solange es hilft (und nicht schadet-schadet aber nicht) muss erlaubt werden. Pharmaindustrie kann schlimmsten Gift produzieren, das ist erlaubt. Viele Menschen sind an erlaubten Medikamenten verstorben, darüber wird nicht gesprochen. Wenn die Pharmaindustrie nichts an einem Kuchen abbeißen kann, ist alles verboten. Das ganze System ist krank.

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Prohibition is profoundly harmful

Drug prohibition has been proven to be detrimental and ineffective in resolving the issues it was intended to address. By driving kratom into the black market, illicit organizations will have more freedom to act as they choose and add adulterants to their goods. Legalization and regulation will make it possible for people to use kratom safely, knowing exactly what their product contains. This is crucial for harm reduction.

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Kratom substituut morfine, veel gezonder dan chemische pharma. Maat gezagsdragers laten zakken vullen door pharma. Kratom is een medicijn, geen drug.

Dankzij kratom kon ik van de morfine af. Ik ben vrouw van 38 met chronische, invaliderende, ongeneeslijke ziekte. Pijn maakte me morfinezombie. Dankzij gaf me terug wat leven, kids terug een mama.. Kratom afpakken is:crimineel! Chemische pharma is veel slechter, maar vult de zakken. Geef mensen correcte info, Laat hen zelf kiezen. Drastisch, maar kratom uit mijn leven, mijn leven uit mij. Dan is het voorbij hier.

Source: Eigen ervaring - wondermiddel en morfine substituut, pakken gezonder

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Helpful, addiction, substitute, prohibition doesn't work, everyday people, criminalization

It got me off opiates & I don't drink any alcohol any more because of its detrimental effect on my body Kratom doesn't interfere with my health like alcohol would Kratom is the little sister of the coffee plant and coffee is legal (or energy drinks) Prohibition only benefits the black market and decreases safety Kratom is legal in Thailand Kratom has a good safety profile (it can be addictive but so can coffee, so are cigarettes and alcohol) Even the FDA and WHO find Kratom to be safe

Source: Own experience, Literature about Kratom in various scientific books

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