If you’re involved in any area of the plant medicine world, you’ll know how quickly innovation and change can happen. There are so many creative souls within the CBD and cannabis world that it can be dizzying to keep up with. There’s always something new to try out or something exciting to learn about when it comes to herbal medicine.
While CBD and cannabis are storming the market right now, there are several other products that have become particularly popular with herbal medicine fans as of late. One of the most notable ones so far is kratom.
Kratom has developed somewhat of a cult following, with many people all around the world enjoying its unique forms and opiate effects. It’s starting to take off in America too, and many more people are on board with it than you might think at first- which is what we’ll be looking at in this blog post today.
What is kratom?
Kratom refers to a type of tree that grows in a number of different countries. It can be found in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The element of the tree that is used to make the drug in question is the leaves, and it can be found and consumed in a number of different forms.
What forms can kratom be found in?
When looking for kratom and kratom based products, you’ll be surprised at the sheer variety that is available. The most common forms that can be found include;
- Raw leaves, often used for cooking or chewing
- Dried leaves, for cooking, making tea or swallowing
- Pills, for oral consumption
- Liquids and oils, for oral consumption
Of course, you’re bound to find other interesting products if you look hard enough. This is an area of the market that is growing rapidly, so we’re sure to see even more interesting products being created soon enough.
Where can kratom be found in America?
Kratom is in a strange area of legality when it comes to America. Some states have outlawed it entirely, whereas some have not. The FDA has put several limitations on it, in terms of importing it and selling it, which can be frustrating as a user.
That’s not to say that kratom can’t be found in stores across America, though.
It’s risen to cult levels of popularity amongst users, and can be found in a wide number of states. Simply googling stores nearby that sell kratom should be sufficient for you to find a local provider, but do make sure to look up your local laws on the matter beforehand. Alternatively, you can also purchase it online. I’ve recently placed an order online at Kratom Crazy and I was really happy with the results. Unfortunately, up to this point, sites like Ebay or Amazon haven’t started carrying the product yet.
What support does the drug have so far?
Interestingly, kratom has become so popular across America that there is now an organization known as the American Kratom Association. They put out interesting advocacy content surrounding kratom, and host a number of intriguing events about the substance too. Take a look at their website here to find out more about what they do.
Important things to note
A final thing to note is that there has been minimal research done into the effects of kratom. If you’re intending to use it, please make sure to double check that you are aware of potential side effects, and whether it could interfere with any existing medication. Make sure to always use substances like this in a mindful manner.
To sum up
As you can see, kratom has truly become popular in a number of different places all around the world. Herbal medicine fans in America are starting to enjoy this unique drug more and more, with plenty of companies getting on board with it too. As we progress further throughout 2020, we’re sure to see even more kratom across America.
It’s important to reiterate that research is a vital part of using kratom. Make sure to check out a seller or shop beforehand, and check whether it could negatively impact you due to any existing medications. Additionally, know that kratom has had limited research done about it, and that it’s important to use substances like this mindfully.
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