As “Grey Death” Opioid Plague Spreads, Addiction Treating Herb ‘Kratom’ Arrests are Made

By Cassius Kamarampi, The Mind Unleashed

Not only is the US in the grip of a never ending opioid epidemic, and a heroin epidemic, but now other extremely potent opioids and research chemicals are becoming more prevalent and taking lives.

The US is suspected to guard opium poppy fields in Afghanistan, where opium production has risen drastically since the 2003 invasion. Heroin is flooding the US, Europe, and even Africa. Prescription opioids flood the US from pill dealing pharma corporations such as Purdue Pharma, the main sellers of Fentanyl, Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, Codeine, and more.

All the heroin and legal opioids set the stage for a much worse problem.

Drugs like Carfentanil, U-47700, and W-18 are killing people quicker than the notorious Fentanyl, being so potent they can kill in micrograms (except for U-47700).

Articles are circulating about “grey death” taking lives, a name given to a cocktail of Fentanyl, Carfentanil, and other hyper potent opioid analogues, in the Southern and Midwestern United States. In Canada, possibly the most dangerous drug on this list, W-18 has been making headlines.

Carfentanil is an analogue of Fentanyl. It is 10,000 times stronger than morphine, an elephant tranquilizer that shows up more commonly than U-47700 or W-18. It is so potent, it is dosed in micrograms.

U-47700 is much less potent than Carfentanil or W-18, a research chemical that is still legal and sold online.

W-18 is the most mysterious and possibly the most dangerous one of all.

W-18 has been called the most dangerous drug in the world (by the alarmist Rupert Murdoch owned Daily Telegraph, to be fair). Just touching a few salt grain sized bits of it can apparently kill you. An overdose of it is apparently in the tens of micrograms range: so a 20th of a standard LSD dose of W-18 might kill you.

However, that might all be false. Some research suggests it’s not even active in opioid receptors, and it was overhyped when found in pills containing Fentanyl or Carfentanil.

Dark green fake Oxycontin pills have killed hundreds of people in Canada, according to a VICE article from last year. They contained W-18 and similiar opioids. The drug is said to be coming from China where labs produce research chemicals.

So if W-18 is an overblown danger, Carfentanil remains about as dangerous, and about as potent as W-18 is claimed to be.

While all this takes more lives than one could imagine, one of the most practical and harmless cures to opioid addiction is banned in some US states, and in countries like Australia: the herb Kratom.

The DEA tried to ban Kratom in 2016, but a massive backlash from citizens who use it as a natural painkiller that cannot be overdosed on actually managed to prevent it from being banned federally.

This is completely unprecedented: articles about how Kratom alkaloids were patented by pharmaceutical companies decades ago circulated (proof that it’s medicinal value was known for decades and therefore the DEA cannot make it Schedule 1). Articles about the DEA’s history with cartel supplied prostitutes and unforgivable corruption made the rounds.

A massive backlash actually prevented it from being banned, but US states such as Tennessee and Alabama had already quietly illegalized it. Some states such as Maine are quietly trying to ban it still.

In these states where opioid nightmares are taking lives, people are being arrested for possessing this harmless herb that gets people clean.

For example, in Tennessee, headlines were recently made about a man being arrested for selling a few pounds of Kratom. In most states, people sell kilos of Kratom freely and cheaply with no legal consequence.

The local Fox news website reporting on the arrest must not have known Kratom is innocuous, and they received a backlash for the article, later adding this to the top of it: “Editor’s Note: After being posted on Reddit and receiving several calls regarding Kratom, Fox 17 News is investigating the matter further.”

Their article is still hopelessly false. They called Kratom synthetic, and the law falsely calls it an analogue substance, as if it were akin to Carfentanil… It’s a plant from Thailand usually imported from Indonesia, in the coffee family. It cannot be overdosed on and is extremely mild.

The article said:

“Metro Nashville Police said a Clarksville man was arrested after he’s accused of selling more than 5 pounds of Kratom to an undercover officer.

Christopher R. Miller, 26, is charged with possessing and selling an analogue controlled substance and driving on a revoked license.

The month-long investigation suggests Miller was supplying large amounts of Kratom to people in the Nashville area. He was arrested after driving into a North Nashville parking lot where police said he planned to sell 5 pounds of Kratom to an undercover police officer.

MNPD’S Major Case Task Force and narcotics detectives started the investigation after officers responded to an ad online regarding the sale of fresh Kratom, which police described as an opiate synthetic substance which is an illegal narcotic in Tennessee.”

So while Carfentanil and similar drugs take lives… Tennessee cops are going on undercover missions to catch people with plants. A plant that is so mild, coffee is significantly stronger. A plant that doesn’t even give you a head change, speaking from firsthand experience.

Please share this with as many people as possible. People are really dying from heroin, prescription opioids, and now extremely dangerous research chemical-type opioids.

This is a crisis that needs to be addressed by the people, and not by the state whose war on drugs has helped create situations like this.

(Image credit: Canadian Centre For Addictions, DeKratomShop, Daily Mail, CBC)

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