Hipsters knew about CBD before most people, but now everybody knows about it and its reported benefits. As such, hipsters are looking for the next best thing. Some people believe that psilocybin (the stuff that’s in magic mushrooms) is the next naturally occurring drug to hit the legal markets. But, what if it’s not? What if instead, kratom, which is already legal in most states, starts to take off?
Why Hipsters Might Choose Kratom
Kratom is relatively mild compared to many alternatives. It’s a tropical tree that grows in Southeast Asia, and it’s part of the coffee family. This evergreen, also known as mitragyna speciosa is native to countries like Thailand and Indonesia, which makes it super-cool. People report effects ranging from stimulation to anxiety relief. In fact, people report that they are able to get off of highly addictive opioids by switching to kratom, as it hits the same receptors in the brain.
Should You Try Kratom?
I’m not going to tell you to follow every trend out there. If you’re happy with your life, and you don’t suffer from opioid addiction or high anxiety, then you probably don’t need to try kratom. That said, it might give you a mild, natural high, so you may want to try kratom. In the end, it’s up to you. Be sure to do your research as it is not meant for unhealthy individuals or non-adults. It could also have dangerous side effects, like any drug (including caffeine and alcohol). If you’re not sure, then maybe start with CBD first, and then go from there.