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77. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 2

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77. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 2
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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, …

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76. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 1

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76. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 1
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Susan Ash discovered kratom in 2010 after suffering from the effects of Lyme Disease, which she believes she contracted spending years in the forest as part of her education in environmental and forest preservation work. A few years later, it was apparent kratom consumers needed an advocacy organization as some states had banned the plant …

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26. Scars: How 20+ Surgeries Led to the Revelation That is Kratom

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26. Scars: How 20+ Surgeries Led to the Revelation That is Kratom
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My guest is Scars Hernandez from Dayton Ohio. Scars earned his name from over 20 surgeries in his lifetime. In 2018, after years of being addicted to pills, he found kratom..He’s now active in the movement to keep kratom legal in Ohio. This is Scars, and this is his kratom story… Music: Risey “Memories of …

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Bill to ban kratom to be considered by Maryland Judiciary Committee

Democratic State Senator Ronald Young has introduced SB147, a bill that would ban kratom in Maryland effective October 1, 2020. In a call to action surrounding a January 22 judiciary committee hearing on the bill, the American Kratom Association posted an easy contact form to help put Maryland residents in touch with key lawmakers. Maryland …

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Philadelphia Inquirer’s continuing attacks on the kratom community

In the last year Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Mari A. Schaefer has written several articles with headlines like “Deaths from kratom, sold as an herbal supplement, are rising”. Her colleague Scott Sturgis, an editor at the Inquirer, is suing a kratom vendor after his son Caleb died in a car accident. The Chester County, Pa coroner …

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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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What Happens Next Should the Ohio Board of Pharmacy Recommend a Ban on Kratom

UPDATE: An hour after this posting, the AKA sent out an email stating “the Board decided to defer any action until additional information is obtained on a number of key questions on the science relating to safety and addiction potential of the kratom plant versus adulterated kratom products”. Great news! “The next discussion on kratom …

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Happening Now: Georgia House Study Committee on Kratom Risks Hearing

Press release by the American Kratom Association: Kratom Warriors, As a reminder, tomorrow is the day for the Georgia public hearing on kratom! The House Study Committee on the Risks Associated with Kratom will hold its final Hearing on Friday, Dec. 28th at 11:00am in Room 606 CLOB (Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg.). This will be …

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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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