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Drug Policy Alliance Joins Kratom Fight!
Great news everybody!
The Drug Policy Alliance has joined our cause, which means our movement is gaining enormous traction. People are realizing this ban is about more than Kratom. If can rally more social justice movements together for this cause, then we can stand a chance!
The DEA recently placed kratom, a medicinal plant used for millennia in Southeast Asia, on the list of Schedule I drugs, effective September 30.
Without a serious scientific investigation the DEA irresponsibly intends to subject anyone caught with kratom to long prison sentences, while effectively halting scientific investigation into kratom’s medicinal benefits and making it impossible to enact sensible legal regulations for kratom.
Many people struggling with opioid addiction have turned to kratom as a safer alternative, but now all promising scientific studies on kratom’s role in opioid treatment could be immediately shut down. Science be damned.
Prohibition has failed, but the DEA is doubling down on its outdated tactics. Unless we act, kratom will join the list of Schedule I drugs and be pushed into the illicit market, subjecting anyone that possesses it to serious time behind bars.