Kratom State Legislation Update – May 2019

Kratom Consumer Protection Acts (KCPA) Nevada AB-303 2019-05-27 – In Assembly 2019-05-24 – Senate – Senate Final Passage (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS] Utah SB-0058 Status: (Passed) 2019-03-26 – Governor Signed in Lieutenant Governor’s office for filing Georgia HB-551 Status: (Passed) 2019-04-26 – Effective Date Arizona HB-2550 Status: (Passed) 2019-04-30 – … More Kratom State Legislation Update – May 2019

BREAKING NEWS: 2 States Signed “Kratom Consumer Protection Act”

In the last 2 weeks, Governor Kemp of Georgia State and Governor Ducey of Arizona State both signed the “Kratom Consumer Protection Act” which prohibits the sale of kratom products to minors and creates requirements for product labels. In the United States, kratom is unregulated federally, therefore each individual state has the power to regulate … More BREAKING NEWS: 2 States Signed “Kratom Consumer Protection Act”

Rolling Stone: Kratom Association Calls FDA Review of Drug ‘Junk Science’

Excerpt: “This was clearly an unprofessional review,” writes expert Jane Babin in new white paper discussing the agency’s recommendation to ban the plant-based supplement Recently, the American Kratom Association, a nonprofit that has worked since 2014 to educate the public about the natural drug fought back with a scathing breakdown of everything the government agency … More Rolling Stone: Kratom Association Calls FDA Review of Drug ‘Junk Science’

Kratom Itself is Not Associated with Fatal Overdose

WASHINGTON, DC – July 30, 2018 – In a recent update of its official position on the botanical kratom, the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) affirmed that, “Kratom by itself is not associated with fatal overdose,” explaining that only when the natural ingredient is contaminated or “laced with other compounds” has it been associated … More Kratom Itself is Not Associated with Fatal Overdose

AKA’s Follow Up Statement to the FDA

PETITION BY THE AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION TO REVIEW AND CORRECT THE FDA’S PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY ON KRATOM November 15, 2017 — The American Kratom Association (AKA), represents more than 3 million adult consumers of the botanical kratom in the United States. The AKA hereby files this Formal Dispute Resolution (FDR) petition with the FDA and … More AKA’s Follow Up Statement to the FDA

AKA Files Formal Demand for FDA to “Rescind” False Advisory About Kratom

AKA FILES FORMAL DEMAND FOR FDA TO “RESCIND” FALSE ADVISORY ABOUT KRATOM Full PDF available here Association Says Misleading and Unsubstantiated FDA Advisory on Coffee-Like Herb Kratom Should be Corrected; Agency Ignored Extensive Evidence Kratom Is Not a Cause of Death, Not an Opiate and Not Addictive; Potential for Worsening Opioid Epidemic Feared. WASHINGTON, D.C. … More AKA Files Formal Demand for FDA to “Rescind” False Advisory About Kratom

Susan Ash: DEA’s War on Kratom

Excerpt: ‘Kratom is a natural botanical supplement safely consumed by millions of Americans daily. I am one of those people. Like caffeine when used responsibly, kratom is enjoyable, safe, rarely associated with any serious adverse effects, and not prone to serious abuse.’ Link: https://morningconsult.com/opinions/folly-deas-war-kratom/ — Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a substitute … More Susan Ash: DEA’s War on Kratom

AKA Press Release on Recent Kratom Events

Excerpt: More Than 26,000 Petition President Trump To Stop DEA’s War On Coffee-Like Herb Kratom. Weeks After 99% of 23,000+ Comments to DEA Opposed Kratom Ban, Petition Urges End to “Regulatory Overkill” On A Botanical With No More Abuse Potential Than Nutmeg. Link: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/more-than-26000-petition-president-trump-to-stop-deas-war-on-coffee-like-herb-kratom-300416175.html — Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a substitute … More AKA Press Release on Recent Kratom Events