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US Moves Toward Making Kratom Illegal

Kratom has been illegal in Southeast Asia for decades, but its rising popularity in the West is prompting a mixed response from regulatory agencies. Kratom, the leaf of a Southeast Asian relative of the coffee tree which produces mild stimulant and opioid-like effects, looks to be causing some confusion in the US.  The substance has…

Southeast Asian Drug Laws

The Harsh Reality of Southeast Asian Drug Laws

Southeast Asia is known for its harsh drug policies and strict punishments for drug-related crimes, created in response to waves of massive drug production in the region. We look at the origins and current state of Southeast Asian drug laws, and how you can avoid incurring their severe consequences. The Golden Triangle may feel more…

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Indonesia Enforces Stricter Drug Penalties

Desperate times are calling for desperate measures in Indonesia. In a nation already riddled with economic and social obstacles caused by decades of internal conflict, Indonesia’s drug problem is officially spiraling out of control. Not only is the country a primary grounds for the dealing and trafficking of illegal drugs, addiction is widespread, resulting in…