American Kratom Association Responds to DEA Proposed Action

“DEA Push to Schedule Natural Herb Kratom will Harm Veterans, Seniors, and Other Americans”

Released by Angela Ross,

Hundreds of Thousands of Kratom Consumers Have Urged DEA to Stop Classification of Coffee-Like Botanical As a Major Narcotic; 51 Members of Congress Urge DEA to Respect Due Process

The American Kratom Association (AKA) supports the legal use of kratom by millions of Americans. The Association believes that kratom should not be classified as a Schedule 1 drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

In the words of AKA Founder Susan Ash: “Veterans, grandparents, and mature adults in all fields including medical and law enforcement are utilizing this herb safely and responsibly. They now are facing the possibility of becoming felons for simply choosing a natural plant over pharmaceutical drugs.”

The American Kratom Association disagrees vehemently with the DEA’s proposed action. AKA would embrace an open process where the facts can be presented and explored.  A thorough scientific review and citizen’s testimony may lead to some new regulations.  However, the current DEA intention is not the answer and could prove harmful.

The American Kratom Association was formed in 2014 and officially launched in 2015, to protect the right of all Americans to use the natural botanical Kratom for improved health and well-being. Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a natural analgesic which has been used for hundreds of years to safely alleviate pain, combat fatigue and help with the effects of anxiety and depression.

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