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Why Is the U.S. Disregarding Plants Like Iboga and Kratom in the Fight Against Overdose and Addiction?
Director of Communications Strategy, Drug Policy Alliance
Two medicinal plants, kratom and iboga, have been used for hundreds and thousands of years in other parts of the world and show promise as tools in addiction treatment. Yet the United States' outdated drug war approach is standing in the way.
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Activist, poet and public speaker
For me, ibogaine was my saving grace. After I returned from Holland 11 years ago, I was opiate-free, happier than I'd been in years, and had no desire to go back to using heroin or other drugs.
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