Banning a Promising Cure for Opioid Addiction Is a Bad Idea

Discuss why banning a promising cure for opioid addiction is a bad idea.

To answer the question, consider the following controversies. According to Schiffman, why did the Drug Enforcement Administration ban kratom? Does Schiffman believe that the efforts of thousands of kratom users in the United States are enough to prevent the ban? Why or why not? Do you think the US government should support scientific research on kratom or move forward with the ban? Explain your answer.