This drug only began to be seen in the US in 2012, but it is easy to obtain online. Many smoke shops, “head shops,” convenience stores and gas stations sell this drug. Its not much different than opiates in its effect.
A person using this drug may not expect or want the following undesirable effects of kratom:
Vomiting (can be severe and prolonged)
Nausea (can be severe and prolonged)
Aggressive or combative behavior
Since the drug is also addictive, one of the effects can include compulsive use of the drug despite the harm that is being done to one’s mental state or life.
Addiction effects may include:
Loss of sexual desire
Loss of weight
Darkening of skin on face
Constant cravings that drive one to use more of the drug
Withdrawal effects of kratom are very similar to those of opiates like heroin or prescription painkillers. My guess it will be illegal VERY soon