Anybody else read this free e-book on mitragynine and related alkaloids?
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Its a long read but interesting...

KRATOM AND OTHER MITRAGYNINES

Complete pdf : click on the photo of the book image at the top link below, then scroll down to select the pdf download. It's about  2.49 MB in size. Enjoy.

download: https://www.reddit.com/r/krato.

  Edited to fix the link (?)..

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very cool Really long as well. 356 pages I think. Thanks for posting this. :)

mod

excellent I look forward to reading it unfortunately it won't let me download the PDF for some strange reason

mod

@roadkill  I redid the link. Try again...if you click on the first link at the top (the reddit one), and then click on the title cover of the book,  then scroll down to the green box that says 'Downliad pdf' 2.46 MB, it should start downloading it.  I don't know why it doesn't like you, it should download. Although I should all over myself when I say that sometimes. 

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@roadkill of you still can't download it, I can email it to you. It's about a 2.5MB PDF file attachment . PM me.

mod

I got the file and by chance I had time and I read the thing. At least all the chapters and sections that I could read that weren't Just Knee Deep In analytical chemistry and molecular structures. Based on what I read this stuff is destined to be regulated and have the government come in to try and control it. It will be a never-ending battle and I suspect they will win in the end as they always do. This is why I think growing it and getting it to be establishing in certain areas that it can be is so important.

mod

Looks like a cool read, thanks for the link!

mod

@roadkill

Your comments cover my thoughts exactly.  I think we are all trying to be mindful to ENJOY THE NOW when it comes to kratom.  We will all be stuck speaking fondly of “the good old days” sooner than later.

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Leaf of Life Lounge

I've only read the first chapter, but it was mind-blowing to learn from a scientist the concept that certain plants develop chemical compounds they don't directly need in order to serve our needs, which causes us to protect and propagate them. That, alone, should be reason to defend our human right to possess, grow, and use uniquely helpful plants such as kratom.

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@PaulKemp So true. They are very intelligent plants indeed that have developed such a clever survival strategy. Either that or else an intelligent designer of the universe cared enough to provide plants to heal us, as well as feed and clothe us.  Just my opinion here. 

Leaf of Life Lounge

@peteypyro They both amount to the same thing. I'm open to both ways of viewing it, though I like the interpretation that gives the plant a natural instinct (perhaps) to cooperate by helping us with our medicinal needs, while we naturally serve and protect them. It's a beautiful concept that should be encouraged in our political realms, but sadly isn't. 

Leaf of Life Lounge

@Laurie, Let's not give up our natural heritage so easily. We need to learn to use these plants -- and our politicians and regulators need to evolve in their thinking.

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@PaulKemp  Thank you for the keen attitude toward the future, Paul.  I’m so glad to be advocating until I expire!  

Have yourself a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY tomorrow!  You’re in my thoughts and appreciation always!  

Leaf of Life Lounge

I plan to get some writing done, @Laurie -- in between replying to Happy Birthday wishes. Thanks for the good news on the NIDA grants and the push in Congress to end the Import Alert. I hope they will also take up the topic of the FDA's misleading comments about kratom while they have Congress' attention. We'll see... Glad you found this nice "agricultural" forum!

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