As most of you have heard by now the DEA has issued a Letter of Intent to ban Kratom.
What does this mean?
If this ban goes through, hundreds of thousands of people will not be able to enjoy the benefits of Kratom. Additionally, there will be no research conducted on this plant and it's therapeutical benefits will never be proven to lift this ban.
This is an overreach of legislative powers to control a natural product without proper research or public response. While they are stating this is a "temporary ban" most likely it will turn into a permanent law before the timeframe lapse.
What can we do about it?
FIGHT! I've never been one to sit quietly and take it. I believe it is our obligation to bring resistance to the federal government in this matter. There are two ways to help.
Sign the Petition:
In the past 3 days a White House petition has obtained 35,000 signatures. Let's keep this up! Get the word out to your customers; we need as many signatures as possible (not just the required 100k).
If you need help getting the word out we have made business cards which you can pass out to your customers. These are offered free of charge:
Request Business Cards:
Call the DEA:
The next step is to flood the DEA with calls of Kratom users. We need them to know how and why the people use this plant. Speak about how this plant has helped you personally.
One reddit user said they spoke with a DEA employee for over 30 minutes. His name is Melvin Patterson from the DEA's media department, call 202-307-1000 option #4.
Why is it important?
Let's take out the financial impacts and focus on the implications of this law. Kratom has been used for hundreds of years. Making Kratom a Schedule 1 narcotic means the Federal government has closed the door on all future research. How can we prove it has medicinal benefits if we can't research? Hypocrisy much? In the state of Alabama; opiate overdose deaths increased after Kratom was made illegal.