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DEA to Place Kratom, Mitragynine On Schedule I 9/30/16


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#181 Sidestreet

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:35 AM

https://www.scientif...plement-kratom/

 

 

DEA Drops Ban on Herbal Supplement Kratom

 

WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has reversed a plan to temporarily ban a plant that some users suggest could be an alternative to powerful and addictive opioid painkillers.

 

In a notice set to be published Thursday in the Federal Register, the agency said it was withdrawing its plan to add two psychoactive components of the plant, known as kratom, to the list of the most dangerous drugs.

 

The drug agency said it will now wait for a recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration and take more comments from the public before deciding on kratom’s fate. The public has until Dec. 1 to comment.

For now that means that kratom, a little-known plant native to Southeast Asia, remains legal under federal law. Six states, however, have opted to ban kratom or its components.

 

 

 

Elsewhere, I read that the DEA's decision was based heavily on the massive public outcry in response to the proposed ban.  The agency received far more comments than is usual for these proposed administrative moves.

 

 

EDIT: Shit, sorry, I was wrong.  That article is from October.  I thought I saw somewhere else that they were dropping the ban after the comment period.  That hasn't happened.


Edited by Sidestreet, 30 December 2016 - 11:48 AM.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:49 AM

Bump.  See above edit, I wasn't being careful.  :/



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:24 AM

They deff held off for now.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:53 PM

Not the DEA, but rather than start a whole new thread...

 

"Bill Filed in Florida House to Make Kratom a Controlled Substance"

 

 

House Bill 183 would add Mitragynine and Hydroxymitragynine, constituents of Kratom, to the schedule of controlled substances, offering an exception for any FDA approved substance containing these chemicals.

 

Selling, delivering, manufacturing, or importing these Kratom chemical constituents into Florida would be considered a misdemeanor of the first degree, should the law go into effect.

http://saintpetersbl...lled-substance/



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:07 AM

I am hoping it is still legal come income tax time lol. I cannot believe how they railroaded CBD oil through and made it a schedule 1 controlled substance. No public commentary time on that one! Just BAM you are a felon...


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:16 AM

Assholes.  It's like they got cock-blocked on kratom so they needed to go stick their slimy hard on somewhere else.  Is CBD even psychoactive?  A quick search seems to indicate that it isn't.


Edited by Sidestreet, 10 January 2017 - 04:17 AM.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:48 AM

Florida is where politicians come to learn how to be corrupt assholes. Politicians in general corrupt assholes but the ones in Florida take it to a whole 'nother level. Just look at the governor Rick Scott. I rest my case.
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:29 PM

My Dr. asked for a urine sample and then tested for " drugs" only tested for cannabis as far as I know because I ate mushrooms a day or so before. The DR. now won't prescribe me any Xanax , good its not really a brain healthy medicine. I was told no controlled substances, I figure that must mean heart medicine as well as its not available over the counter.

My wife received a call today about giving a UA. I told her  no and we will just self medicate, cannabis, kratom, fungi.

 Dr.'s are 1 person death panels.

 We need to learn to use ancient medicines, or I do anyways.

 


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:00 PM

 
Im hopeful NY state will turn down this bill again this year..
 
just leave us and our lovely plants alone already!

 


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:13 PM

Some positive kratom news. Kratom Collection of WSS is back selling kratom with awesome deals on kilos. I'll be ordering another 3-5 keys of the white vein maeng da as I really enjoyed that strain from them. Here's the linked email.
 
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 04:29 AM

http://nymag.com/sci...-of-kratom.html


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:10 AM

Nature just keeps me in a state of joyful amazement. It provides such wonderful medicines. Those stories are incredible Gnome....
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:42 PM

The American Kratom Association needs your help to protect kratom.
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Kratom Advocates:

If you’ve had one of those days that starts with friends calling you with bad news, and the news just gets worse and worse as the day goes on - then that describes my day perfectly.

On Friday of last week, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, dropped a bill in the U.S. Senate that our lobbyists believe will give the FDA and DEA a backdoor way of banning kratom completely in the United States.

S. 1327 is euphemistically called the SITSA Act. And a companion bill in the US House of Representatives has already been filed, H.R. 2851, by Representative John Katco of New York.

The SITSA Act stands for the "Stop Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017.”

SITSA creates a new “Schedule A” that gives the Attorney General of the United States the power to ban any “analogue” of an opioid that controls pain or provides an increase of energy.

That is kratom. Because kratom’s 2 primary alkaloids, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, though not opioids, act similarly in some ways.

They could of just called this bill the “Schedule Kratom” Act.

This legislation will allow the Attorney General, and his supporters at the DEA, to add kratom to Schedule A on a “temporary basis” that will last for 5 years.

And once added to Schedule A, the Attorney General can convert it to a permanent schedule.

After everything that we’ve fought successfully against and endured together as a movement, our lobbyists are concerned that this is now the perfect storm for banning kratom.

Under the current Controlled Substances Act, the FDA and DEA have to prove conclusively that kratom is dangerously addictive and unsafe for consumer use. That’s why we were able to stop them in their tracks when they tried to ram through an “emergency scheduling” ban on kratom.

And it is why the FDA is having such a tough time in finding some justification to schedule kratom under regular rulemaking.

So now the anti-kratom bureaucrats in Washington want to ban kratom simply by claiming it has the same effects as an opioid – calling it an “analogue” of the opioid.

And the SITSA Act can enforce a ban on kratom by criminalizing any manufacturer or distributor of kratom. Ten years imprisonment just for manufacturing or selling a kratom product, and a fine of $500,000 if you are an individual, $2,500,000 if the defendant is a company.

If you import or export kratom, it is a 20-year sentence.

And then there are harsh penalties for what they call “false labeling” of a Schedule A substance.

That’s why am writing – because I need your help again.

We have to convince Sen. Grassley, Sen. Feinstein, and Representative Katko that they have to exempt natural botanical plants from the SITSA Act.

We have to act quickly, because I learned today that the House Judiciary Committee is looking to schedule a Hearing before they leave for recess next month.

So I hope you will help by doing three specific things:

1. Click on the link below and sign our petition that the AKA will have delivered to every member of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION URGING LAWMAKERS TO REMOVE KRATOM FROM THE SITSA ACT.

2. I need you to pick up the phone and call Sen. Grassley's office, Sen. Feinstein's office, and Representative Katco's office. When the staff member answers the phone, tell them that their boss should exclude natural botanicals like kratom products from the SITSA Act.

Here are the phone numbers you should call:
Senator Grassley: (202) 224-3744
Senator Feinstein: (202) 224-3841
Congressman Katco: (202) 225-3701

When you call, be polite, but firm. Kratom should be exempted from SITSA.

3. Please click on the donation link below and help us once again to take on this fight with a team of lawyers, lobbyists, and public relations professionals. Please consider making a monthly contribution to the AKA.

DONATION LINK TO HELP THE AKA FIGHT THIS LEGISLATION.

I know I am asking a lot.

But we need to fight back hard, or they will steal our freedoms from us to make our own decisions about our health and well-being.

So please, sign the petition, call the the sponsors of SITSA, and please, please, give as generous a contribution as you can to help us put our team on the ground in Washington, D.C.

With your help, we have established ourselves as a real force in Washington.

With your continued help – help that I am so grateful for – we can win this battle against the enemies of kratom.

Your contribution will help us hire the lawyers we need for a brief on why this legislation violates due process and current law; our lobbyists to knock on doors on Capitol Hill; and our public relations team to rally the press to tell our story.

We will stand up for freedom.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Susan Ash
Founder and Spokesperson
American Kratom Association
www.americankratom.org




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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:29 PM

made my phone calls.....not like it does any good unless it comes with a check or money order, but hey, I did my part as a kratom advocate/US citizen


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:13 PM

I joined in . Grassley is one of my Senators and his moral character is inline with a Spanish Inquisitor, if one has the gold one could educate him possibly changing his vote.

I was hoping this was over and we had nothing to worry about. I need to buy more kratom.
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:59 PM

Shit.


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#197 Skywatcher

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:10 PM

1. Click on the link below and sign our petition that the AKA will have delivered to every member of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION URGING LAWMAKERS TO REMOVE KRATOM FROM THE SITSA ACT.
 

 I want to sign. Can you supply the link to the petition?



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:18 PM

1. Click on the link below and sign our petition that the AKA will have delivered to every member of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION URGING LAWMAKERS TO REMOVE KRATOM FROM THE SITSA ACT.

I want to sign. Can you supply the link to the petition?
https://www.surveymo....com/r/AKASITSA

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