We finally got the news we've been dreading to hear: Alabama has banned Kratom.  The governor signed the SB226 into law.

We were told going in that this was a done deal. Every trick in the Alabama legislature's book was played on the forces that were trying for a compromise bill, but none were given time or discussion. Our thanks go out to the hard-fighting kratom loving people of Alabama, who gave it their best effort.

So now, the State of Alabama will have reason to put more of their hardworking voters in prison, husbands will lose their active wives, children will lose the companionship and guidance of their mothers and fathers as more formerly sober citizens are forced by pain to return to opioid drugs. We were told the goal was to get people OFF those deadly drugs, which kratom has been doing very well.

The crowning irony will be that selling kratom in Alabama will put kratom vendors in jail with 2 -- 99 year sentences, forcing real criminals out onto the streets, even while certain legislators ignored the prison overcrowding issue, just so they could punish those with chronic pains, PTSD, fatigue, anxiety, and depression.

Freedom of choice of a better, safer form of natural medication lost out.

To Barry Matson, Mack Butler, Arthur Orr - your names will go down in the sad history of a beautiful state that didn't listen to their people. Responsible, law abiding adults who'd finally found real relief and a new way of life.

On behalf of the AKA, I promise you we won't let this go unchallenged. We will work to right this wrong.

#kratom #iamkratom #keepkratomlegal #kratomsaveslives #AKA

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  • followed this page 2016-08-02 10:54:33 -0400
  • commented 2016-05-31 17:42:15 -0400
    I live in Alabama and was recently introduced to Kratom. I am a chronic pain sufferer from multiple back issues/surgeries over the last 15 years. I am in need of help from someone to find a reputable site to purchase Kratom now that it has been outlawed in my state. Please email me at with information. I greatly appreciate your help. Thanks
  • commented 2016-05-30 16:48:09 -0400
    Anybody know what we can do?
  • commented 2016-05-30 15:28:46 -0400
    We need some guidance from people who know how to repeal this law.
  • commented 2016-05-30 15:24:34 -0400
    Invisible ignorance strikes again!
    We need to get out and vote!
  • commented 2016-05-20 19:53:28 -0400
    What can we do as the people living in the state of Alabama?
  • commented 2016-05-19 13:46:27 -0400
    Is anything being done to reverse this descision?
  • commented 2016-05-18 11:19:02 -0400
    I am very sad to hear the news how the state of Alabama has ban Kratom based products. Sure like anything else such as food, alcohol, tobacco etc. it can be abused. That doesn’t make it bad. If used responsibly it has many benefits. For me personally, I suffer from Ulcertive Colitis, a very painful gastrointestinal condition. I was diagnosed during a hospital visit 14 years ago. The doctors put me on a regimen of 22 pills a day to try and control it and I was unable to continue the treatment because of the side effects of the medications. I was on another medication where I was told “we do not know the long term affects of this medication.” For this condition opoid based medications cause more harm than good. I control my condition the best I can with good diet and a healthy lifestyle. I do not drink alcohol or partake in drugs of any sort. I don’t even drink coffee. Still, there are spells of gut wrenching pain I have been forced to deal with. I found Kratom 3 years ago, and until recently, have used it when needed to help the spells. In those 3 years I literally have been free of the severe pain caused by my condition. It has helped me considerbaly. Now, what do I do?! Time and time again I have been sent out of doctors offices with no real solutions and the one form of treatment I found to help me is Illegal. Illegal?!… I wish there would have been more investigation and research into the benefits of this substance and feel that it could have been regulated so people like myself aren’t left to suffer. I am a law abiding citizen, a family man and will respect the law, but am very sad that I now will have to deal with this condition in its full force again. Just this morning, actually. That’s why I am writing this…

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