Im nor sure if anyone here is familiar with a plant called "kratom", but its this southeast asian tea leaf, related to the coffee plant, that gives you a nice opiate-like buzz. Its legal in the USA, aside from a couple of states that have banned it for god knows why. Theres dozens of sites selling it online in either small quantities of powder, or bulk by the kilo.
My question is this:
Im in southeast asia right now and will be traveling through some of the world's best kratom-growing regions in Malaysia. If I could find a quality local grower and convince him to ship kratom back to me in the US, could this be turned into a profitable business?
The online competition seems pretty pretty competitive. It might be possible to start selling locally at first to all the smokeshops in my area, but I imagine that wouldn't turn too big of a profit. One other thing thats kind of discouraging is that the legal status of this stuff in america is a grey area and basically the govt has the power to shut it down at any time and have been threatening to in many states.
Worth attempting it or no?
Whatever you say man. Most of the research done on kratom concludes that it is generally harmless and with only slight withdrawal symptoms. I used to take kratom all the time, and withdraw was literally nonexistent.
op there is already a worlds largest distribtutor some where out in south east asia
its called http://www.bikhuk.com/
you cannot compete with them, they are the walmart of the kratom world, you would have better chance at success if you make distributor deal with them
A good cup of kratom tea feels like 15-20 mg of hydro, so about 2 Vicodin. I personally find it more pleasant of a buzz than pills. You get that nice warm fuzzy feeling, the awesome body high, and the mild euphoria, and it lasts for a good 4+ hours
I worked construction for 5 years, and the kratom really helps with pain. I had a cup of kratom tea every day instead of coffee and it made the workday so much fucking better. Much safer than prescription pills for sure. Good luck man
Here in Canada some suppliers are having issues importing it
I'm high on kratom right now though feels good man
The proper dose for capsules is usually 8-10 pills at once. Or, if you want them to kick in faster like i do, you empty all the pills out into a cup, add hot water, and make tea. The taste can be really bitter so you might want to add juice to it after
So I bought 16 half gram capsules to try it out and if it works ill probably go back and buy the powder. She told me to start with 4 capsules and go from there since Im not trying to get high as balls.. Whats up with the millions of different types
Yeah idk why theres so many types, but the best strains I've had are white vein and malaysian. The stuff sold at my local smokeshop is decent quality but Ive bought from kwikkratom.com and it was really good stuff. If you don't feel anything from those 4 pills after half an hour, take another 4. From personal experience, 4 pills isn't enough and you only really get the effects when you take 8+. Ive taken 15 before and while i did get hig has balls, it wasn't terrible and i could still function
Ive never bought off amazon, but you might be able to find it there. Like I said, I bought a kilo of powdered kratom from kwikkratom.com and Id recommend their stuff. The green strains are the best imo. When you're dealing with raw powder instead of the pill capsules, 1 heaping tablespoon is a good dose to make tea with
in Malaysia we call it ketum it's quite illegal but fairly easy to get.. Farmers and hard labours consumes it alot. pretty fucking cheap too.. try smuggling bits of it in tea bags lol i dont know im no smart guy
>try smuggling bits of it in tea bags lol i dont know im no smart guy
There should be a way to ship it legally without smuggling it. Theres a big market for this stuff so all thee companies are getting their product legally somehow. Maybe its legal to ship it from indonesia?