In 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) attempted to regulate kratom by temporarily placing on its list of controlled substances as Schedule I drugs, which would have effectively banned it from being legally used or studied. But it quickly delayed its plan following outcry from supporters and even lawmakers. Since then, the DEA has asked for agencies like the FDA to speed-up their own reviews of the evidence in order to inform a final decision. At this point, it’s still unclear when such a decision may come. But given the FDA’s renewed stance, it’s unlikely to be good news for those who advocate use of kratom.
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