Why try to make you a criminal?

The past six months we've seen an increase in the variety and volume of attacks on kratom consumers from all over America. The worst part has been an increase in rhetoric and attempts to criminalize kratom possession and consumption!

Why try to make you a criminal?

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Why do they keep attacking kratom consumers?

America doesn't need more people arrested for consuming natural products, especially something millions safely use daily, and even the WHO ECDD said doesn't merit a critical review. These attacks have come from across America including:

  • Ascension Louisiana Parish is still considering CRIMINALIZING kratom based on attacks from rehab centers and others! They will hold a hearing August 18th (AKA preparation Webinar is 8/16, see more below)
  • A variety of new state ban attempts including in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kentucky, Washington State, Tennessee, Louisiana, and local ban attempts
  • The Nevada Board of Pharmacy scheduled a Hearing on the proposal to classify kratom as a Schedule I banned substance in Nevada. The public outcry forced them to cancel the Hearing on kratom, but they vowed to come back next year after the Legislative Session to ban kratom
  • Missouri Governor Parson vetoed the Kratom Consumer Protection Act and publicly stated the FDA had told him kratom was illegal in Missouri and everywhere else in the United States — THAT IS A BALD-FACED LIE AND HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN IT!
  • Mississippi Medical Association attempted to have the American Medical Association advocate for kratom to be listed as a Schedule 1 Drug
  • State ban reversals in states like Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Vermont, Arkansas, Indiana, and Mississippi have been met with stiff resistance from Sheriff groups and rehab centers who use circumstantial evidence and hearsay to condemn kratom consumers.

These continued attacks are frustrating, require a lot of work and resources to overcome, and are incredibly harmful to the millions of Americans like you who safely consume kratom. While these attacks are diverse in location and come from a variety of groups, there is one common theme throughout: fear and misinformation about kratom and kratom consumers.

With your support and donations, the AKA legislative team has been able to present the science of kratom and show who are the real kratom consumers! The officials who want to see the actual science have understood our message and recognized the need to protect kratom from adulteration, and not criminalize kratom consumers. Correcting the misinformation on kratom and sharing your stories to officials has made the difference!

However previous success is no guarantee of future victories, and recent attacks on consumers show new and unrelenting enemies. These past six months have drained resources and we have to have more members contribute to protect consumers this fall and beyond. Please donate today to stop kratom criminalization and protect consumers this fall and beyond! Thank you if you've already donated and please ask others to help as well! We can protect consumers together!

Louisiana Ascension Parish Ban Details

At their August 18th meeting the Ascension Parish Council in Louisiana passed a ban on the sale of kratom. They did drop the criminalization portion of the proposed ordinance after hearing from the AKA legislative team and many kratom advocates.

The council members pushing for the ban of sale and severe criminal punishments were clearly influenced by FDA misinformation and private addiction recovery centers. Although this wasn't the worst outcome, it is certainly not a victory for consumer safety and foreboding of future fights in other areas across America.

Join us Monday night at 9pm ET for a webinar about the AKA's meetings in Indonesia and the ramifications of the Ascension Louisiana ruling.
THIS IS FOR ALL ATTENDEES OF THE ASCENSION HEARING AND ANY OTHER LOUISIANA OR NEARBY RESIDENTS

The AKA is working hard to ensure a safe and reliable supply of kratom from Indonesia

Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported our collective work!

The American Kratom Association was honored to meet with chief of the Presidential Staff, Moeldoko in Jakarta to discuss the importance of maintaining a supply of pure, unadulterated kratom raw materials from Indonesia to the United States. Mr. Moeldoko agreed that kratom is a significant export commodity that supports more than 200,000 farmers in some of the most impoverished areas of Indonesia, and he committed to aligning Indonesia’s policies on kratom with the new and emerging science showing its safety profile.

The AKA is working hard to ensure a safe and reliable supply of kratom from Indonesia

Photo credit: American Kratom Association

The AKA will continue to work with the Indonesian government and the U.S. FDA to resolve all issues related to kratom exported from Indonesia to meet FDA standards for purity and quality. Utah State Senator Curt Bramble, Rhode Island Speaker Pro Tempore Brian Patrick Kennedy, Jack Henningfield, PhD and leading researcher on kratom, and Mac Haddow, Senior Fellow on Public Policy will continue high-level meetings with other Indonesian officials in the next week. The meeting with the chief of staff to Indonesia’s president is the result of years of preparation and planning, and it is a major step forward given the firm commitment of Mr. Moeldoko to direct various Ministries to resolve existing concerns about kratom based on science.

Mac Haddow, Senior Fellow on Public Policy for the AKA, expressed the appreciation of “the millions of kratom consumers in America for the commitment of the Indonesian government to follow the science on its policy on kratom, and the commitment of the AKA to support fair trade practices so that poor Indonesian farmers would not be exploited by unfair trade practices,”

The AKA Delegation will travel to the Pontianak to meet with local government officials where kratom is the most significant part of that economy and will visit with farmers in that region.

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