Democratic State Senator Ronald Young has introduced SB147, a bill that would ban kratom in Maryland effective October 1, 2020.
In a call to action surrounding a January 22 judiciary committee hearing on the bill, the American Kratom Association posted an easy contact form to help put Maryland residents in touch with key lawmakers.
Maryland Kratom Warriors:
We need your help IMMEDIATELY to reach out to several key Maryland lawmakers who sit on the Maryland Judiciary Committee.
These lawmakers will be considering SB147 which will criminalize consuming or possessing kratom. They will be meeting on January 22nd.
We need to flood the committee members with emails and ask them to reject a ban on kratom.
Fill out the form on the right to send an email automatically to these key lawmakers.
You can add your testimony on how kratom has helped you or a loved one in the email.
The bill makes no bones about its intentions and even uses the term Prohibition:
AN ACT concerning
1 Criminal Law –Kratom –Prohibition
2 FOR the purpose of listing certain substances on Schedule I to designate them as controlled
3 dangerous substances that may not be legally used, possessed, or distributed; and
4 generally relating to controlled dangerous substances.
The motivation behind Senator Young’s push to ban kratom is not immediately apparent. He’s a member of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, and Chair of the Comptrollers Issues Subcommittee which deals with Alcohol, Labor, Licensing, and Regulations.
Instead of creating another unregulated, illegal market in Maryland, the American Kratom Association is suggesting states implement a Kratom Consumer Protection Act to regulate kratom as a dietary supplement.
Senator Ronald Young’s contact info.
Please, Thank You, and Have a Good Day: When contacting any politician, please be concise and polite. More than a few representatives have changed their minds simply by being informed about kratom.
Phone 410-841-3575 | 301-858-3575
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3575
Fax 410-841-3193 | 301-858-3193