Fight for Kratom- DEA Out to Make Big Pharma Rich
(N.Morgan) The DEA has recently set forth a tyrannical plan to classify Kratom as a Schedule Isubstance by September 30th 2016.
The banning of this miracle herb is a devastating blow to the thousands of people who have found relief from this natural remedy.
Do not allow the DEA to make innocent people criminals again, by banning a herb that offers a plethora of health benefits, without the negative toxic effects pharmaceuticals inflict upon the body.
This ban is hurting the most vulnerable among us, the ones whose daily lives are already a struggle due to a disease.
It is those whose lives have been irreversible changed by illness and disease who will suffer the most due to this outrageous ban.
What is Kratom exactly?
Leaves from the Kratom tree have had a wide range of uses by the people of Southeast Asia who have known and utilized the benefits of this miracle plant for thousands of years.
Its popularity has grown in the western nations of the world as more and more people are becoming aware of the versatility and medicinal benefits of this plant.
In smaller amounts kratom has been known to produce stimulation, motivation, a heightened desire to work, extended energy, relief from fatigue, increased focus and mental awareness, increased social and communication skills, relief from anxiety and depression, and an overall feeling of euphoria.
Larger amounts have been known to produce many or all of these effects as well as incorporate a pain relieving and analgesic aspect not usually noticed in the use of smaller proportions.
What are the active ingredients found in Kratom?
Alkaloid content plays a role in determining which characteristics manifest in different types of kratom.
There are 25 known alkaloids in kratom.
Kratom plants containing higher levels of mitragynine are known to have more stimulating effects.
Those containing higher levels of the alkaloid 7-hydroxymitragynine are used more for sedation and pain killing, with stronger analgesic activity than morphine.
Kratom behaves as a µ-opioid receptor agonist and is used in the management of chronic pain, as well as recreationally and for other ailments.
However, its effects differ significantly from traditional opiates such as morphine.
Kratom use is not detected by typical drug screening tests, but its metabolites can be detected by more specialized testing.
Kratom has been found beneficial for those who suffer from:
Light injuries – scratches, cuts, etc.
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
IBDs/IBS for control of diarrhea
cold symptoms and allergies
normalize blood pressure
blood sugar levels in Diabetes
fights intestinal parasites
increases melanin production
The other noteworthy benefit of kratom is its use to fight immune system disorders and boost the immune system.
This may be due to the fact that kratom is rich in antiviral compounds and contains 20 times the amount of antioxidants as green tea.
It has been a long known fact that the DEA and FDA has waged a never ending war against any natural remedies that will take money from their agencies.
The Drug War has been a futile effort to keep people from treating their own ailments and diseases naturally, and escape the toxic effects many of the Big Pharma medications and treatments cause.
The DEA cites that Kratom presents an “imminent hazard”, however, this hazard is non-existent.
This is yet another attempt to not only control the masses, but to make us all junkies to their pharmaceutical drugs.
Just as with Marijuana, Kratom is now facing a mis-classification and banning for merely offering relief to those who were unable to find any relief before this miracle herb came along.
When are the people going to say “Enough” and disband the DEA and FDA?
These rogue agencies have been in complete control of how we treat our ailments, and in making decisions that do not have the people’s well-being in mind.
Banning Kratom is just another path that the DEA is carving out that will inevitably make things worse for all Americans.
It is time to let the DEA know we are no longer going to tolerate their constant interference in our health and daily lives.
Please sign the petition and let them know their latest ruling will not stand.
These people need us to fight for them and fight this latest idiotic farce imposed by the DEA.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Sign the Petition to the White House – http://tinyurl.com/jk3crus and make sure to confirm your email from the petition. Only Sign ONE time.
2. Join us for a March on the White House, Tuesday September 13!
We are co-sponsoring a peaceful protest/march at the White House. Please attend and share the event with your friends and family.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/KratomMarchDC/
4. Contact Your Senator (see letter template)
Find yours here: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
5. Email the Assistant Secretary of Health
E-mail Karen B. DeSalvo, the Assistant Secretary of Health. E-mails and letters must be documented by all federal agencies for proof, phone calls are effective, but aren’t documented in the same way. Please send any information you have from doctors, nurses, researchers, or papers from PubMed.
6. Call the DEA
Call 202-307-1000 and ask for Melvin Patterson. Press #4 to share your story.
7. Donate to the American Kratom Association and buy a shirt!
We must raise an unprecedented amount of money to pay for our legal team, a public relations firm, lobbyists, scientists and more, but we also must raise money to keep our organization running if the ban goes into place so that we keep our doors open and work to reverse it.
Click on AKA Fashions as we have more options available.
8. Share this AKA Fact Sheet
Share the AKA Fact Sheet: http://www.americankratom.org/aka_fact_sheet
Send these documents/link to journalist, legislators, law enforcement, friends and family so hopefully we can educate everybody including those higher up to better understand where Kratom stands as a medicinal herb.
The Time To Take Action Is Now! Before It’s Too Late!
*It’s important not to copy and paste, please use your own words
We need YOUR help to fight the DEA’s Intent to Schedule Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine, which would make Kratom (i.e., Mitragyna Speciosa) a controlled substance.
Below is a letter template you can use to write to your Senator, your Congressperson, the Department of Justice, the Attorney General, the Office of Diversion, Drug Enforcement Administration or the (ASH) Acting Secretary for Health.
Dear Congressman ______ and Senator ________, etc. OR If writing to a committee member, for example, the House Judiciary Committee, use Honorary Committee Member (committees listed at the bottom)
Find your Senator: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
Find your Representative: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
My name is ________, I’m a __-year old _________ from _________ and I’m your constituent (when writing your Congressman and Senator).
I’d like to voice my opposition to the DEA’s Intent to Schedule the alkaloids Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine, which would make Kratom (Mitragynaspeciosa), a schedule 1 controlled substance with no medicinal value. This would put kratom, a plant helping millions of people suffering chronic and acute mental and physical conditions that is also safely easing the nation’s opiate epidemic problem naturally, on the same level as illegal drugs like heroin. It would also prevent further research which, to date, has shown kratom to be an effective painkiller that does not cause respiratory depression; the main cause of death from opiate overdose.
-How you came to use kratom….. (did you learn about it in a chronic pain support group, etc?)
-What ailments you suffer, what treatments haven’t worked (prescriptions, surgery, etc.), how long you’ve been dealing with your condition, how long you’ve been using kratom and how many/what medications you’ve been able to quit.
-What kratom means to you (has it given you your life back, have you gone back to work, can you play with your, exercise or travel, etc., something anecdotal about why kratom is important and should be available).
-Conclusion: Kratom is a safe alternative to pharmaceutical drugs with important medicinal uses and has changed my life. I’m asking you to please contact the DEA. Please send a letter or request an oversight hearing asking to delay this emergency action. I fear this action by the DEA will only lead to more tragic deaths of victims of the opiate epidemic, maybe even my own (if you think this may lead to a replace and illicit drug use). I know that my own quality of life as a productive member of society will not be the same without kratom.
If you have questions about kratom, please visit www.americankratom.org.
Thank you for your time and service to the state.
— Include your name, address and phone number.
Please be professional and polite, keeping it as short as possible.
These are all the committees that have jurisdiction over the DEA. House and Senate Judiciary being most important. Message all members!
House Energy and Commerce
House Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee
Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee
House Oversight and Gov’t Reform Committee
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
•Department Comment Line: 202-353-1555
•Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000
Peter J. Kadzik
Assistant Attorney General
Office of Legislative Affairs ph: 202-514-2141
Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison
You can send a message to the Department of Justice HERE
Michael J Lewis,
Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration
8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152;
Also please contact the assistant secretary of
HHS, Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
ASH@hhsgov ph: 202-690-7694
Assistant Secretary for Legislation (ASL)
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA)
HHS Office of the Secretary
You can still purchase Kratom until September 28!