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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Some hopeful news has been delivered by our friends at the American Kratom Association (AKA) this week. The website of the National Institute of Drug Abuse briefly displayed the message, “Kratom by itself is not associated with fatal overdose.” It was quickly changed, and it now reads “Information on kratom overdoses is currently being updated.” …

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Kratom Users In States That Ban It Discuss How Prohibition Has Made Life Worse

Their stories offer a look at the potential consequences and challenges of a federal ban on the botanical drug. By: Nick Wing, Huffington Post As the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration weighs the legal future of kratom, five states have already banned the botanical drug, making criminals out of the people who say they rely on …

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Here’s why we must continue to study Kratom and other opioid-like drugs

BY PAULA N. BROWN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 07/07/18 04:00 PM EDT 36 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently gave final approval for the first non-opioid drug shown to lessen the severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms. Meanwhile, President Trump signed into law groundbreaking …

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