The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall…
Rayn: The DEA Is Placing Kratom And Mitragynine On Schedule I:
Teddy C.: I think the DEA is doing the pharmaceutical industry’s dirty work because it would lower people’s dependence on prescription drugs and thus affect their bottom line.
Tammy S.: So I’m confused. If the leaf helps people to recover from heroin addiction why make it a Class I? Isn’t this a good thing. The attached article says it’s non-addictive.
Rayn: Government creates law against substance.
Government seizes substance whenever possible.
Government law, and enforcement of it, lead to artificial scarcity.
Government law, enforcement and subsequent artificial scarcity, drive drugs into black market.
Government corners black market, as only entity legally allowed to possess substance.
Government monopoly and control over substance drive prices into sky.
Diana B.: bastards