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Ohio Board of Pharmacy Resorts to Tone Policing to Justify Kratom Ban

On December 5, the American Kratom Association sent subscribers a newsletter with the subject line “Ohio Update: Protecting Kratom”. (The AKA website is a bit frustrating to navigate but I believe here is where you can sign up for the newsletter.) Mac Haddow and Jack Henningfield of the AKA met with the Ohio Board of …

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Scientists’ Letter to HHS, DEA, FDA, NIDA questions FDA’s handling of Kratom

An open letter to HHS, DEA, NIDA, and FDA signed by twelve leading scientists from various fields has been posted on the website of American Kratom Association. The 33 page letter analyzes and sharply criticizes, piece by piece, the FDA’s 8-Factor Analysis that led the organization to determine that kratom should be placed on the …

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Will the FDA Urge the DEA to Make Romaine a Schedule 1 Lettuce?

Kratom supplies are being choked off to American consumers by the actions of both the Indonesian government and the FDA under Trump-appointed Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. Post mid-term election speculation is appearing all over the internet as to whether the DEA will classify kratom as a Schedule 1 substance, or the FDA will continue to …

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has a Clear Agenda Against Kratom

Call the FDA today 1-888-INFO-FDA 1-888-463-6332 America has an “after school special” mentality about drug use, and the powers that be never hesitate to weave that fear into profits. Most people who use drugs aren’t addicted to them, and that applies to everything from crack to alcohol to opiates to kratom. The puritanical approach of …

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Kratom News: SalusCare Director Claims Kratom Causes Hallucinations

Recent news items have been covering “both sides” of the kratom debate. As presented in this media narrative, one side says kratom is dangerous and deadly, the other side says it’s a life saving plant. Two such stories ran within two days of each other. One appeared October 27th on Fox4 out of Southwest Florida …

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Kratom Stories: US Navy Veteran and Kratom Activist Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner appeared in the recent Netflix documentary about kratom entitled A Leaf of Faith, directed by Chris Bell (Bigger Stronger Faster, Prescription Thugs). Turner is a veteran of the United States Navy and served in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. He is an outspoken advocate for keeping kratom legal. He lives in the Washington DC …

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American Kratom Association Call to Action

The AKA urges kratom advocates to contact their Senators today to oppose the SITSA Act (Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act).  The act, designed to limit dangerous synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, would also give the Attorney General the power to ban natural botanicals such as kratom. From the AKA: On Friday, …

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