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Why Banning Kratom May Make The Opioid Epidemic Even Worse, Wired.com  11-30-2016

Kratom: The Bitter Plant That Could Help Opioid Addicts - If the DEA Doesn't Ban It, Wired  11-30-2016

DEA Backs Off a Ban on Kratom, a Plant Used to Treat Opiate Addiction, Los Angeles Times  10-20-2016

DEA Withdraws Plan to Ban Kratom, Pain News Network  10-12-2016

DEA Opts Against Ban on Plant Some Call Opioid Alternative, ABC News  10-12-2016

DEA Withdraws Kratom Ban, Opens Public Comment Period, US News & World Report 10-12-2016

In Unprecedented Move, Drug Enforcement Administration Withdraws Emergency Kratom Ban, Drug Policy Alliance  10-12-2016

The DEA is Reversing its "Insane" Decision to Ban the Opiate-Like Plant Kratom - For Now, The Washington Post  10-12-2016

The DEA's Contrived Kratom Crisis, Reason.com  10-05-2016

Saunders, Hatch and Nine Other U.S. Senators Urge DEA to Halt Push to Ban Natural Herb Kratom, PR Newswire  10-03-2016 

To see the DEA Senate Letter click HERE

DEA Delays Ban, More Senators Object to Process and "Unintended Consequences", Forbes 09-30-2016

DEA Defies Senator's Appeal to Reconsider "Unprecedented" Kratom Ban, The Washington Post  09-30-2016

Kratom Will Remain Legal for Days, Possibly Longer, US News  09-30-2016

An Update on the DEA's Plan to Ban Kratom in the United States, Heavy.com  09-29-2016

Kratom Has the Senate Attention, and the DEA's Schedule 1 Date May Shift,  ScientificAmerican  09-29-2016

DEA Moves to Ban Kratom, Frustrating Both Scientists and Users, The Seattle Times 09-28-2016

Lawmakers Ask White House to Delay Kratom Ban, Claiming Improper Procedure, The District Sentinel  09-27-2016

To See the Dear Colleague Congressman Letter click HERE

Kratom Drug Ban May Cripple Promising Painkiller Research,  ScientificAmerican  09-27-2016

This Group of Lawmakers is Slamming the Obama Administration for Banning Another Drug,  The Washington Post 09-27-2016

Congress Calls Out DEA For Unilateral Move to Expland the War on Drugs,  Huffington Post  09-26-2016

Kratom Users Fight the Federal Ban of a Medicinal Plant, The Flounce  09-26-2016

Lawmakers Ask DEA to Delay Kratom Ban, Pain News Network  09-24-2016

Lawmakers Urge DEA to Reconsider "Hasty" Ban of Opioid-Like Kratom, State News  09-23-2016

One Week Until Kratom Components Are Banned in the US,  Forbes.com  09-23-2016

Why banning the opiate-like plant kratom might do more harm than good, The Verge  09-22-2016

Users of Kratom Defend Herbal Supplement Ahead of Federal Ban, The Baltimore Sun  09-22-2016  

The Cure for the Heroin Epidemic and the Government Just Banned It, The Revelist  09-21-2016

Survey: Kratom "Very Effective" for Chronic Pain,  Pain News Network  09-21-2016

Kratom Survey, Pain News Network

Kratom Users Say Ban Will Lead to More Drug Abuse, Pain News Network  09-20-2016

SURVEY OF 6,000 KRATOM USERS SHOWS NO EVIDENCE OF EPIDEMIC OR ABUSE JUSTIFYING DEA PUSH TO BAN COFFEE-LIKE HERB, PR Newswire  09-20-2016

The DEA Didn't Talk to Kratom Users Before Push a Ban.  Here's What They Would've Said.  Huffington Post  09-16-2016

Why Kratom is Getting Banned - And How We Can Stop This Drug War Maddness, Huffington Post  9-14-2016

What The DEA's Plan To Schedule 1 Kratom Will Mean For Millions, Forbes.com  09-13-2016

Kratom Proponents Present 120,000-Signature Petition To White House To Stop DEA Rush To Ban Coffee-Like Herb In U.S., Seek Opportunity To Comment, PR News Wire 09-14-2016

Kratom Advocates Sip Tea and Seethe at WhiteHouse Rally Against DEA Ban US News & World Report  09-13-2016

The DEA is Rushing to Criminalize Another Herb and Congress is SilentHuffington Post  09-09-2016

Stop the DEA's War on Kratom, Tell Your Senator Drug Policy Alliance

Kratom Petition Reaches Goal But Now What? Pain News Network  09-08-2016

More Than 100,000 People Urge Obama To Stop The DEA From Banning Kratom, Huffington Post 09-07-2016

Kratom Petition - Have you signed it? Please Do Not make Kratom a Schedule I Substance, We the People

DEA Bans Kratom, Which May Cure Opiate Addiction, The Young Turks 08-31-2016

2009 Solider of the Year - DEA wants to ban a 100% all natural tea that is helping this USA ARMY VETERAN  http://tinyurl.com/zyzfvpv

DEA’s Sudden ‘Herbal Heroin’ Ban Triggers Stiff Resistance from Kratom Community, US News http://tinyurl.com/zjy5wxw

Kratom Users and Advocates Attack the DEA's Decision to Classify the Plant as a Schedule I Drug, The Influence http://tinyurl.com/jdt4pls

Feds Declare War On Herb Touted As A Solution To Opioid Addiction, Huffington Post http://tinyurl.com/h2cosqu

Arknsas's Ban of the Natural Painkiller Kratom has Left Sufferers and Former Opiate Addicts in the Lurch, Arkansas Times   http://tinyurl.com/hl3pgwh

Why Does the FDA Care About Kratom? The Fix https://www.thefix.com/will-fda-crack-down-harder-kratom-2016

Some Say Kratom Is A Solution To Opioid Addiction. Not If Drug Warriors Ban It First.  The Huffington Post http://tinyurl.com/zd7x9uw

Paul Pelosi Jr. accepts the position of Executive Director: http://www.americankratom.org/paul_pelosi_jr_accepts_executive_director

Why Banning the Controversial Painkiller Kratom Could be Bad for America's Heroin Addicts, Vice: http://www.vice.com/read/why-banning-the-controversial-painkiller-kratom-could-be-bad-news-for-americas-heroin-addicts

Kratom, legal in Texas, seized by feds in Illinois, KXAN NBC: http://kxan.com/2016/01/07/kratom-legal-in-texas-siezed-by-feds-in-illinois/

AKA Statement to Members and Supporters on Regulations, Recent Seizures and the Road Ahead 1/6/16, American Kratom Association: http://tinyurl.com/h69lb4y

There's no scientific basis for it; Wisconsin may stop treating kratom like a dangerous drug, Watchdog.org:  http://watchdog.org/250098/kratom-board-hearing/

A Step in the Right Direction in Wisconsin, American Kratom Association Press Release: December_WCSB_Meeting_Release_Final.pdf

Banning kratom: Wisconsin treats a safe herbal supplement like a dangerous drug, Watchdog.org:  http://watchdog.org/249079/wi-kratom-ban/

Carrboro police connect with residents over kava, The Daily Tarheel: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/10/carrboro-police-connect-with-residents-over-kava

The Latest Target of Regulation - An Herbal Remedy That's Been Used Since Time Immemorial, Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-alexander/the-latest-target-of-regu_b_8178028.html

War Against Kratom Heats Up, Heartland Institute Health News: http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2015/08/27/war-against-kratom-heats

Kratom: More Help Than Harm, KNWA: http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/kratom-more-help-than-harm

An excuse for crushing kratom, Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/23/lloyd-billingsley-epa-bans-pain-killer-before-prop/?page=all

Kratom Users Dodge A Legislative Bullet in FL, Florida Public Radio Health: http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/kratom-users-dodge-legislative-bullet-fl#stream/0

Media Hysteria and Herbal Hypocrisy, Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/06/16/media-hysteria-and-herbal-hypocrisy/

Kratom: Fear-mongering and regulatory zeal to beat the band, Health News Digest: http://tinyurl.com/jh43wq6

 

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