It is déjà vu for the DEA.
But we won that battle last year by speaking truth to power.
We need to do it again now!
The second step in our plan will take place on Wednesday.
AKA will collect signatures on an “Open Letter to Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson” that will show the DEA that there are tens of thousands of committed kratom advocates who will protect and defend our freedom to make our own choices about our health and well-being.
I will send the link to that “Open Letter” tomorrow, so please watch for it in your email box.
The third step in our initial battle will take place on Thursday.
That is when I will be asking each of you to pick up the phone and call your Senators and Congressmen.
We are going to fight back every way that we can by telling the truth, and exposing the lies that the FDA is peddling for their own self-serving agenda to expand their regulatory powers.
On Wednesday, Dr. Jack Henningfield will join me in a media conference in Atlanta where we will take on the Georgia Medical Examiner who is peddling the same misinformation and lies that the FDA has fed to virtually every state and local medical examiner and coroner in the country.
The AKA will take this fight wherever it has to be fought.
The bottom line is that kratom is safe when used responsibly.
The science is clear that kratom is not dangerously addictive, with an addiction profile similar to caffeine and coffee.
The truth is, if kratom is banned, those who have chosen to use kratom as an alternative pain management option will be forced to go to dangerous and deadly opioids.
A ban on kratom will actually increase the death toll of opioids.
I cannot tell you how grateful I am that you are willing to join this fight with us.
Would you do me the additional favor of sending me an email confirming that you left a message for Administrator Patterson.
That email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to be able to share that information with our friends on Capitol Hill so that they know the we are asking the DEA to double check the science on the FDA’s 8-Factor Analysis, because it does not add up.
I want to let Congress know that thousands of people have called the DEA.
Let’s start our “Virtual March on Washington” this week.
Trust me, it is only the beginning of the fight.
Thank you for your commitment to keeping kratom legal in America.
American Kratom Association