UPDATE: INTRO ADDED.we wanted to clarify that we support the AKA’s lobbying efforts. In Part 2 (see Episode 76 for Part 1), discuss Susan Ash’s exit from the AKA, the motivations behind it, and her response to the allegations against her. We’ll also get into the importance of a media campaign in expanding kratom knowledge, what happened to the other kratom organizations, what Indonesian kratom farmers are facing, why everyone should lobby your representatives and engage with media without asking, and how to do it properly.
- Kratom Lobbying Guide https://www.kratomscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Kratom-Lobby-Guide.docx
- Article on accusations by other AKA members against Susan Ash of financial impropriety https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2017/10/9/kratom-non-profit-wants-missing-financial-records
- American Kratom Association form 990 from 2017 https://www.kratomscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2017-472208981-0f304653-9O.pdf
- Courthouse News article “The Law and the Profits: Inside Kratom’s Political Underbelly” https://www.courthousenews.com/the-law-and-the-profits-inside-kratoms-political-underbelly/
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