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Happy 4/20! Every American should have the right to grow plant medicine

Every American should have the right to grow their own plant medicine in their backyard, greenhouse, or inside their residence. Plants including kratom, poppies, cannabis, and psilocybin mushrooms should be just as legal to grow as coffee, sunflowers, tomatoes, and shiitakes. The right to have a plant medicine garden could be protected just as the …

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FDA Head Ranted About Kratom on Twitter a Day After HHS Quietly Withdrew Ban Recommendation

On August 16, 2018, Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary of Health for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a letter to then Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Uttam Dhillon, rescinding a previous HHS recommendation that kratom should be federally outlawed. Pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act…, I am rescinding our …

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Mississippi towns, counties can still ban kratom in 2020

On March 3rd, two Mississippi statewide kratom ban bills, as well as a Kratom Consumer Protection Act, were all left to die in committee. This ensures a statewide ban on kratom cannot happen until the 2021 legislative session. The same night, the city council of Edwardsville, Illinois voted to ban kratom, even though a Kratom …

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14. Oklahoma Rep. Daniel Pae Discusses the Kratom Consumer Protection Act

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14. Oklahoma Rep. Daniel Pae Discusses the Kratom Consumer Protection Act
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My guest for Episode 14 is Representative Daniel Pae from Lawton, Oklahoma. He represents District 62 in the Oklahoma House. Mr. Pae was elected student body president at Oklahoma University, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics and a master’s degree in Public Administration. In 2018, Mr Pae won his house seat …

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12. Learning How to Walk Again: Melody Woolf’s Kratom Story

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12. Learning How to Walk Again: Melody Woolf's Kratom Story
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My guest is Melody Woolf from Kalamazoo Michigan. Melody suffered from a number of conditions that gave her excruciating chronic pain including fibromyalgia and spinal stenosis. She was mostly home-bound and had to use a wheelchair, walker, and opiates to get her through the day. She discovered kratom six years ago and now walks, bikes, …

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URGENT! PA House Rep Wants to Ban Kratom in Pennsylvania

If you do nothing else, please find your representative in the PA State House and tell them you want to keep kratom legal! https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/ Pennsylvania State Representative Scott Conkin announces his intention to introduce a bill to add kratom to the Schedule 1 list of controlled substances in the state. On Wednesday, April 10, Conklin …

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