KRATOMCOMMENTS.ORG LAUNCHED TO ENCOURAGE LARGEST POSSIBLE RESPONSE TO DEA CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON COFFEE-LIKE HERB KRATOM
New Web Site Builds on Unprecedented DEA Reversal October 12th; From Same Pro-Kratom Team That Organized National “We the People” Petition, White House March, and Other Major Actions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. October 20, 2016 The American Kratom Association (AKA) and Botanical Education Alliance (BEA) joined forces today to launch www.KratomComments.org to make it as easy as possible for the maximum number of consumers to submit to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) by December 1st comments opposing the classification of the coffee-like herb kratom as a schedule I drug.Read more
AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION: DEA PUSH TO SCHEDULE NATURAL HERB KRATOM WILL HARM VETERANS, SENIORS AND OTHER AMERICANS
Hundreds of Thousands of Kratom Consumers Have Urged DEA to Stop Classification of Coffee-Like Botanical As a Major Narcotic; 51 Members of Congress Urge DEA to Respect Due Process
WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 28, 2016 – The American Kratom Association (AKA) supports the legal use of kratom by millions of Americans. The Association believes that kratom should not be classified as a Schedule 1 drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In the words of AKA Founder Susan Ash: “Veterans, grandparents, and mature adults in all fields including medical and law enforcement are utilizing this herb safely and responsibly. They now are facing the possibility of becoming felons for simply choosing a natural plant over pharmaceutical drugs.”
The American Kratom Association disagrees vehemently with the DEA’s proposed action. AKA would embrace an open process where the facts can be presented and explored. A thorough scientific review and citizen’s testimony may lead to some new regulations. However, the current DEA intention is NOT the answer and could prove harmful.
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BIPARTISAN GROUP OF 51 U.S. HOUSE MEMBERS URGES DEA TO DELAY “HASTY” BAN ON NATURAL HERBAL SUPPLEMENT KRATOM
Letter to OMB From House Members Urges Agency to Step In If DEA Fails to Halt Ban; Need Seen to Allow for Expert & Public Comment, Additional Research of Kratom Benefits.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 28, 2016 – More than 50 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) urging the federal agency to halt an emergency push to ban the coffee-related herb kratom by as early as Friday (September 30th). A related letter by the 51 U.S. House Members also has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Organized by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), the DEA and OMB letters were signed by 28 Democrats and 23 Republicans, including two medical doctors serving in Congress. The signers represent Congressional Districts in 25 states, including California, Georgia, Colorado, Florida, Virginia, New York state, and Texas.
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