Major Outpouring of Support, 13,000 Comments Submitted

Major Outpouring of Support, 13,000 Comments submitted to DEA Via To Keep Kratom Legal

American Kratom Association Set 10,000 Comment Target to be Met by December 1st Deadline; Less Than 36 Hours to Go Before Comment Period Closes at 11:59 p.m. EST Thursday.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As of noon EST today, the Web site organized by the American Kratom Association (AKA) had generated 12,875 comments to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ahead of its 11:59 p.m. EST December 1st comment period deadline.

Input from is cascading in so quickly into the DEA's comment form that the federal agency's official count was lagging at 11,382 as of noon EST today.  AKA created the website in October 2016 to make it easier for consumers to submit their comments to the DEA. The site has proven so popular that 1,436 comments – more than a tenth of all comments received so far - were submitted on November 29th alone.

AKA is working hard to get as many people as possible who have benefited from kratom to share their opposition to the classification of the coffee-like herb as a Schedule I drug.

American Kratom Association Director Susan Ash said: "We are delighted that people used what we provided to make submitting comments easier.  If you've already sent your comments in to the DEA directly or through, please make it your mission today to find five other people in the kratom community, and/or family members who have witnessed positive changes in your life as a result of kratom, and encourage them to send in comments.  We need to make sure our voices cannot be ignored.  I am appealing to you -- to each and every one of you with a story like my own -- to help get this done."

The website simplifies the process of submitting comments to the DEA through and also provides kratom community members with an assurance that there will be an independent record of their submissions – one that is not subject to federal computer problems (as were experienced shortly after the comment period opened) or any concerns about "missing" or otherwise "lost" comment submissions to the DEA.

Visitors making comments at the site receive a confirmation and tracking number from the federal comment logging system. operates under a strict privacy policy and only submits to the DEA the personally identifiable information that (1) the individual commenter elects to provide and (2) the DEA requires. No comments are being screened or otherwise reviewed by the organizers of, which does not supply a boilerplate text or otherwise standardized comment for submitters.

The American Kratom Association is proud to have been instrumental in helping to coordinate the broad-based national opposition to the DEA's attempt to effectively ban kratom.  In addition to creating, AKA also:


The America Kratom Association, a consumer-based non-profit organization, is here to set the record straight, giving voice to those suffering and protecting our rights to possess and consume kratom. AKA represents tens of thousands of Americans, each of whom have a unique story to tell about the virtues of kratom and its positive effects on their lives.

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  • commented 2017-01-21 22:34:59 -0500
    My advice on this petition, as well as stating the limited powers of government, have a potential profit&growth chart that relays more of the business asspects of Kratom he’s a business man I’d explain in you pleed in the patition that not only will this create individual state tax revenue but it can also be what’s called sintaxed almost like alcohol or tabacco. The problem is companies like Suboxone are buying into the corrupt leaders who will do anything to keep trump from getting to this. To counter your patition’s, petitioners you will need to get a significant number of the jobless man put out of work trumps base. With all that and press along with your continued research unfortunately you will need credible none kratom users/recovering addicts to back this. Twitter alert w/ doctors who carry this credibility and who understand these binifets who are not afraid to fight back against big corporations like Suboxone with political interest pull. Trump however I see no problem getting to sign this on the account of the benefit it could bring, even if he does it would only be matter of negotiation. So as long as your facts and statics line up and make a very firm point.

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