In case you (or someone you kow) ever need it: there is this substance called 'kratom
', from South East Asia, which is very potent (and expensive
) that acts as a muscle+mind relaxant but also gives you a very natural feeling of energy and alertness (you don't feel stoned at all...
). It is, actually, an opioide of some sort. And it is, in fact, illegal in most of the countries were it is produced but not (yet) here (it is not illegal just because there's been so far too little around for the goverment to have passed any ruling on it... although, however, my GP told me they are about to regulate it) (most probably it will be made illegal and at the same time some pharmaceutical company will discover it and will charge lots to the NHS for prescribing it ! C'est la vie
I have been taking it for the last two years, since I've discovered it, because I suffer from a medical condition, a type of Chronic Fatigue called fibromyalgia. It is most debilitating and crippling to the point that i cannot work. In some other countries people with this condition are given cannabis, but not here, in Britain. Thanks to having discovered it, now I can do, at least, some volunteer work, and I don't have the constant pain, which is, of course, brilliant for me.
The normal price is £10 for a dose (i.e. very expensive, folks) . (I get it for half because it is for medical reasons). I buy it at that shop I said, that started to sell macca
, Apothecary, at Clerk St, near the Forest.
As far as I know there's been only one piece of medical research on it: a Japanese team
in the 60s carried out a study and their only 'negative' discovery was that those that take it for a long time sometimes develop brown stains in their face... (I can live with that. It could put some 'colour' in my otherwise hyperpale skin.. If it is bad I can always wear a burka..
(If it helps you to know, I have a medical degree, so I suppose I sort of know what I am doing... but hey if you see me acting (even) more strangely than before do let me know.