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Prohibition propaganda model applied to vaping

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen tactics implemented once again by government and media that kratom advocates recognize. This time, the tactics are applied to vaping. The Prohibition propaganda model works as follows: Some unfortunate illnesses and a few deaths occur related to, but not caused by, a particular ingested substance (this time vaporized …

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PA House resolution seeking regulatory guidance from the FDA contains language explaining why it shouldn’t

A proposed resolution introduced to the Pennsylvania House on Tuesday, September 3rd would officially request guidelines for kratom regulation in the state from none other than the FDA. HR460’s primary sponsor is Rep. Jim Struzzi. It is co-sponsored by other representatives from rural PA counties (contact info below). Many kratom consumers have been commenting on …

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Shocking News to No One in the Kratom Community: Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Hired to Pfizer’s Board of Directors

Oh, I never! Scott Gottlieb was hired to the board of Pfizer? Puh-Fizer? What? This is so out of left field for a healthcare venture capitalist! Next you’ll be telling me that the only reason he got his degree in internal medicine is for street cred with Big Pharma, and to cash in on the …

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Good News for Kratom Science: House Committee on Appropriations requests expanded research; NIDA grants $3.4 million to UF College of Pharmacy

Slowly but surely, government is responding to the relentless advocacy of the kratom community and the American Kratom Association. In addition to the state governments of Georgia, Utah, and Arizona (that recently decided to regulate rather than ban kratom), the House of Representatives and the National Institutes on Drug Abuse are listening to our calls …

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