#Trump We Ask your help to #SAVEKRATOM because #KRATOMSAVESLIVES

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION URGING PRESIDENT TRUMP TO STOP THE REGULATORY ASSAULT ON KRATOM!

The deadline for signatures to be added to this petition is 11:59 p.m. EST on January 29, 2017.

http://www.petitiontrumpforkratom.org/#/6/

Petition:

President Trump:

Your promise to end excessive government regulations and restore the limited role of government in the lives of Americans is the reason that we are appealing to you today.

The three-five million Americans who choose to use the natural herb kratom to maintain their well-being desperately need your help.  We are concerned that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) may soon choose to curb access to this herb.  If such an “eleventh hour” step is taken during the waning days of the Obama Administration, we ask that you reverse it upon taking office.  If the DEA has not acted by January 21st, we ask that you put an end to regulatory proceedings targeting kratom.

The DEA and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have openly declared war on kratom consumers, and these agencies are blatantly abusing their powers to criminalize both those who produce and sell kratom products, and those who purchase and consume them.  These federal regulators are doing all they can to deny American consumers their freedom to make individual choices on the safe products they want to use to maintain their health and well-being.

Despite credible evidence proving kratom is no more addictive than a cup of coffee, and its use presents no threat to the public health, the DEA and the FDA are continuing their efforts to classify kratom as a dangerous drug – with the same classification as heroin or cocaine.

Who are we?

We are veterans … and lawyers … and factory workers … and school teachers … and health care professionals.  We are mothers and fathers … and grandparents and senior citizens. 

We are the real face of America.  Our choice to consume kratom does not make us “drug abusers” any more than drinking a cup of coffee would.  

Consider these facts.

  1. Kratom is a coffee-like herb.  It is not an opioid. A world-leading drug addiction expert has concluded kratom is no more “dangerous” than nutmeg or St. John’s Wort.
  1. Kratom is not addictive. It creates about as much “dependency” as caffeine.
  1. There are no documented deaths tied solely to kratom consumption.  High-energy sports drinks have been linked to deaths, but kratom has not.
  1. A recent survey of EMT and emergency room health professionals found that not one of them supported a ban on kratom, and none had encountered any serious medical emergency involving kratom.  There simply is no evidence of an “epidemic” of kratom abuse.
  1. A bi-partisan group of 51 Members of Congress, and 13 Senators signed three different letters that told the DEA and the FDA that the proposed regulatory ban on kratom was wrong.
  1. The Poison Control Center gets hundreds of times more complaints about such common items as laundry detergent pods as it does about kratom.
  1. When kratom consumers were given the opportunity to provide public comments on the proposed DEA ban on kratom, 22,310 did so.  The overwhelming number of those comments were positive and advocated for the freedom of consumers to use kratom.

Unfortunately, this regulatory nightmare for millions of Americans could get worse.  If kratom is effectively banned, the door will be open for the DEA and Food and Drug Administration to go on a “regulatory jihad” to prohibit hundreds of products and substances – such as nutmeg, hops, St. John’s Wort, and chamomile — now widely used by Americans.  If the DEA and FDA ban kratom and take no action on other products and substances of equal or greater concern than kratom, they will be singling out kratom consumers in a grossly harsh and unbalanced manner.

A Trump Administration order for the DEA and FDA to cease the unwarranted persecution of the millions of consumers who choose to consume the botanical herb kratom would be a declaration that individual liberty will be respected in America, that consumers will have the freedom to make informed choices, and that powers of government should be restrained and used only when absolutely necessary.

We the undersigned citizens ask for your immediate action to protect our rights and our freedoms.

http://www.petitiontrumpforkratom.org/#/6/

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#KeepKratomLegal #KratomSavesLives #IAMKRATOM

    Let’s Make Sure Kratom Remains Legal

While some in the Kratom industry believe the fight to save Kratom was won, we believe the Kratom industry may be right on a federal level, but that this is not a win without prejudice. The FDA will not take this “loss” and stand idle, so it is imperative that the Kratom community does not discontinue our efforts now, more than ever.  We are already seeing the FDA push for bans on the state level in light of their lack of success federally:

News:  Florida’s Kristin Jacobs (D) to Attempt a Third Try to Ban Kratom.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kristin-jacobs-kratom_us_58755a9de4b05b7a465c2c5f

She has failed twice in the past, lets beat this for good; call Florida legislators and let them know what you think.

A bill was introduced in New York as well by Aileen Gunther (D) to make selling Kratom in New York punishable by a fine.   A ban on any level on Kratom should be fought against.  Call Aileen and other representatives in New York and explain to them why this ban should not be considered.

https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2017/1/10/new-efforts-to-ban-kratom-in-florida-and-new-york

Help us remind the Kratom community that they should continue to email, call their representatives, and stand up for their rights.  We encourage store owners to continue to get the word out.  Any state ban won by the FDA will cause the FDA to push even harder on state-level bans. We must take a hard stand and not let this happen.

The goal here is create awareness and keep the fight going.  The situation is far in our favor, but let’s not lose focus and find ourselves caught with our pants down.  Many people who are not able to fight for this depend on the rest of us.

We were asked to let people know that there is a petition asking Trump to save Kratom:

http://PetitionTrumpForKratom.org

Please spread the word and let’s show overwhelming support by getting as many signatures as possible.  This petition organized by the American Kratom Association (AKA) will be submitted to the Trump White House on Monday, January 23, 2017.

 The deadline for signatures to be added to this petition is 11:59 p.m. EST on January 22, 2017, so act now!

The AKA can always use more donations, as it has been estimated that they may need $2-3 million in 2017 to keep the fight going on their end. The AKA is just one of several groups out there putting up a fight to keep Kratom legal. Show your support by either donating, making phone calls to state representatives, or by sending out letters and emails spreading the word.

LegalHerbalShop has committed to donate a portion of all Kratom product sales in 2017 to the Kratom fight.  Some of the other vendors who offer Kratom products have made similar commitments.

Take a couple minutes out of your day once a week to call your congressmen and senators, or anyone that will listen.  Tell them your story. Remind them how important it is that Kratom remains available to you.

Thank you for your support!

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#SAVEKRATOM Petition #TRUMP for #KRATOM

This PETITION takes just seconds to sign. It is meant to complement, not replace, other efforts. Please share this far and wide.

Go to the AKA Facebook “like” PAGE where it’s a public post. Share it from there or copy the link http://petitiontrumpforkratom.org/.  On Twitter, the petition tweet is pinned on our PAGE.

Also, please consider a donation to the AKA.  Click HERE to donate.

We know it is the holiday season, money is tight, many of you have already donated. However, Just $5.00 dollars would be helpful, if everyone that receives this email donates, if everyone that you share it to gives $5.00…. we would be a long ways towards our needed amount. Just think, it could be YOUR $5.00 that WINS this fight!  Do it as an anonymous gift for someone you care about.

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#SaveKratom by leaving your positive comments about #Kratom at kratomcomments.org

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Please read and TAKE ACTION to #SAVEKRATOM #IAMKRATOM #KRATOMSAVESLIVES

The clock is ticking. Act NOW to make your voice heard!

Help ensure that Kratom will not become a controlled substance. Any positive experiences, factual research, scientific studies or journals, stories about how this plant has affected your life or the lives of those around you, etc., need to be shared now, more than ever. 

Our community’s voice needs to remain as strong as possible during this crucial period of time. Less than 40 days remain in the open comment period. Join in the movement today! Share this link with your friends, family, customers, and coworkers. 

Three ways to comment:

A Project of the American Kratom Association and the Botanical Education Alliance:

http://www.kratomcomments.org/#/5/

The above link is a little simpler then the DEA’s comment website and is linked to the DEA’s site so your comment will be seen there, or use the DEA’s website link below: 

Click the “Comment Now” tab on link below to make your voice heard (upper right-hand side of page) :

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DEA-2016-0015-0006

Or If you would prefer to hand-write and mail in your comments, you may do so. Please make sure these are sent in by the middle of November, so that they arrive before the end of the comment period. Address and information is below.
Paper comments: Paper comments that duplicate the electronic submission are not necessary and are discouraged.

Should you wish to mail a paper comment in lieu of an electronic comment, it should be sent via regular or express mail to: Drug Enforcement Administration, Attn: DEA Federal Register Representative/ODW, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152.

Time line:

The comment period is going on right now and ends December 1st 2016.  At the end of the comment period the DEA will review the comments and can choose to act 1 of 3 ways in regard to Kratom. 

The 1st option is that the DEA could leave Kratom alone, which that will mean Kratom will stay legal.

The 2nd option is that the DEA can choose to recommend to Congress to schedule Kratom.  Congress will take over and if they decided to act upon the recommendation it would have to go thru both houses and then the president.  This process could take years.

The 3rd option is that the DEA will issue another notice of intent to schedule Kratom under the Emergency Ban Statue.  This would put us in same place we were at the end of August.  Let’s not let this happen again. If the DEA issues another notice of intent to schedule Kratom then they will again give a 30 day notice and start the process all over again.

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The DEA Blinked! #SAVEKRATOM #KRATOMSAVESLIVES

From the DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE:

 

Last month, you were one of tens of thousands to message Congress about the DEA’s absurd decision to place kratom, a medicinal plant used for millennia in Southeast Asia and currently used by millions in the U.S., on the list of Schedule I substances.
I must admit, even after we sent over 70,000 messages to Congress, and placed thousands of phone calls, I didn’t think the DEA would back down. They never have before.

Finally, in an unprecedented move, the DEA blinked. This morning, the DEAwithdrew its plan to ban kratom from the federal register, and opened up kratom scheduling to public comment through December 1st.

It’s truly remarkable to see the DEA, an agency with a long track record of ignoring both science and public opinion, forced to reconsider their actions.

It was the advocacy of people like you that spurred 51 Representatives and almost a dozen Senators to ask the DEA to postpone its plan to ban kratom.

But the fight isn’t over. We only have until December 1st to submit public comments to the DEA, and if they think the public outcry has died down, they’ll try to place kratom in Schedule I again.

Comments can be submitted through regulations.gov, though as of this afternoon comments have yet to open. Check back soon, and we’ll be sure to email you again once they are.

Thanks for your help in this fight — together we’ve accomplished something unprecedented. If you can, please chip in $25 or more to help us continue dismantling the drug war, one law at a time.

Sincerely,

Grant Smith
Deputy Director, National Affairs
Drug Policy Alliance

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