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Rather Than Banning Kratom, Law Enforcement Should Embrace Research And Harm Reduction

In an unprecedented move, the Drug Enforcement Administration withdrew its plan to place an emergency ban on kratom. Kratom can have some negative side effects, but the relative level of harm of any drug should never be used as justification for prohibition. The prohibition and criminalization of drugs has exacerbated the addiction crisis and played an important role in damaging the relationship between police and the communities they serve.
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