Troy Farah, reporting from the excellent Narcocast podcast:
A new announcement by the Food and Drug Administration today says “Kratom is not legally marketed in the U.S. as a drug or dietary supplement.” This is a distinction that the FDA has made before, but never so blatantly. This puts kratom in a precarious position and invites police departments across the country to now raid anyone who sells it. We spoke to Drew Turner, a longtime kratom advocate from Washington, D.C., about the changes this will make.
The FDA issued this statement just yesterday. Does Tuesday, November 27th really mark the day that kratom was made illegal? Listen to this (relatively short) episode to find out.