The Oregon Bill (SB518) to study whether kratom should be added to the state's controlled substance list, has been referred to committees (Judiciary and then on to Ways and Means). This means there will be hearings to try and pass the bill out of committees and then onto the Senate floor for a vote. There is no House companion bill right now. Most of you know the drill! Oregonians please contact your Senators with your age, occupation, a brief testimony about how you use kratom responsibly for your health and well-being and that you oppose any scheduling effort.
Find your Senator HERE:
Senate Committee on Judiciary
Senator Floyd Prozanski (Chair) phone: 503-986-1704 email: Sen.FloydProzanski@state.or.us
Senator Kim Thatcher (Vice-Chair) phone: 503-986-1713 email: Sen.KimThatcher@state.or.us
Senator Michael Dembrow phone: 503-986-1723 email: Sen.MichaelDembrow@state.or.us
Senator Dennis Linthicum phone: 503-986-1728 email: sen.DennisLinthicum@oregonlegislature.gov
Senator James Manning phone: 503-986-1707 email: Sen.JamesManning@oregonlegislature.gov
Email your rep and then email :
To the Honorable Members of the Senate Committee on Judiciary OR if you are writing your senator Senator XXXX:
My name is _____. I am a _____ year old __________ from _________ and I'd like to voice my concern about SB518, a bill currently being reviewed by your distinguished committee, then:
-How you came to use Kratom
-What ailments you suffer from, what previous treatments didn't work (prescriptions, surgery, etc.), how long you've been dealing with your ailments, how long you've been using Kratom and how many/what medications you've been able to quit.
-What Kratom means to you (has it given you your life back, have you gone back to work, can you play with your kids on the floor, exercise or travel, etc., something anecdotal about why Kratom is important and should be available).
-Conclusion: Kratom is a safe alternative to pharmaceutical drugs with important medicinal uses and has changed my life, so I'm asking you to please vote against SB518.
If you have questions about kratom, please visit the AKA website http://www.americankratom.org/. Thank you for your time and your service to the state.
*Please be concise and polite, keep it as short as possible, or you will quickly lose their attention*