Then there are the users who seek to overcome their own elevated tolerance, which interferes with ordinary drug-taking, by simultaneously consuming a second substance of the same general effect
It’s easy to take too much. When that happens, a coma may result. After waking, it’s common to have suffered memory loss.
The public , including those in elected office, seem to assume that the expected prohibition on sales and use by underage persons will somehow be enough to limit the damage.
Of course, the drinker isn’t aware of having entered a blackout. Far as they’re concerned, things are proceeding as normal.
More likely the hope is to increase awareness of the risks, and encourage drinkers to limit consumption.
That’s not to say the perceptions of cannabis as health-improving aren’t important, but post-legalization, it’s mostly a marketing tool.
The real issue is that Kratom use is already so widespread that attempts at a total ban would inevitably create hardship for those who are already dependent on the drug, as well as fuel the appearance of a thriving black market.
My concern is that these same hallucinogens have a pronounced tendency to escape the research environment and find their way out into the streets