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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,  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,  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,  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


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,  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

DEA’s Sudden ‘Herbal Heroin’ Ban Triggers Stiff Resistance from Kratom Community, US News

Kratom Users and Advocates Attack the DEA's Decision to Classify the Plant as a Schedule I Drug, The Influence

Feds Declare War On Herb Touted As A Solution To Opioid Addiction, Huffington Post

Arknsas's Ban of the Natural Painkiller Kratom has Left Sufferers and Former Opiate Addicts in the Lurch, Arkansas Times

Why Does the FDA Care About Kratom? The Fix

Some Say Kratom Is A Solution To Opioid Addiction. Not If Drug Warriors Ban It First.  The Huffington Post

Paul Pelosi Jr. accepts the position of Executive Director:

Why Banning the Controversial Painkiller Kratom Could be Bad for America's Heroin Addicts, Vice:

Kratom, legal in Texas, seized by feds in Illinois, KXAN NBC:

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

There's no scientific basis for it; Wisconsin may stop treating kratom like a dangerous drug,

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,

Carrboro police connect with residents over kava, The Daily Tarheel:

The Latest Target of Regulation - An Herbal Remedy That's Been Used Since Time Immemorial, Huffington Post:

War Against Kratom Heats Up, Heartland Institute Health News:

Kratom: More Help Than Harm, KNWA:

An excuse for crushing kratom, Washington Times:

Kratom Users Dodge A Legislative Bullet in FL, Florida Public Radio Health:

Media Hysteria and Herbal Hypocrisy, Breitbart:

Kratom: Fear-mongering and regulatory zeal to beat the band, Health News Digest:

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