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DEADLINE: We need to hammer on the DEA about kratom again, NOW.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:49
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Use this article to hammer the DEA about their latest attempt to ban kratom. Retweet

Do you remember when we stopped the DEA from banning kratom? Do you remember that kratom is a supplement that controls pain without the negative side effects associated with opiates? Well…

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The DEA is trying, once again, to ban kratom. The matter is open for public comment, so you must hammer them once again — just like we did. The deadline for leaving public comments on the DEA’s site (not Downsize DC’s site) is 11:59 PM Eastern tonight (Thursday)! Please go there and tell them to back off. You can copy or edit the letter we sent…

The DEA should stop any and all consideration of banning the herbal supplement kratom. There should be no prohibition. While the FDA is looking into it as well, most Americans have never heard of it. Why? Because there’s NO REAL PROBLEM with it! Quite the contrary…

Kratom seems like a solution to a number of issues, including various forms of drug addiction and chronic pain. Plus, it can perform the pain-killing work of morphine without dangerously depressing breathing — the way opioids do.

Here’s how Kratom works… It uses a pathway that mediates many of the undesirable effects of traditional opioids such as constipation, respiratory depression. In fact, this knowledge is spurring additional research by pharmaceutical companies. http://bit.ly/2c8UTI6

About Kratom, a leading researcher notes… Thailand is considering legalizing kratom as a safer alternative for meth addicts. U.S. researchers are trying to study its potential to help opiate abusers kick the habit without withdrawal side effects. http://bit.ly/2c8SI7v

There are anecdotal reports of addiction risk. But it appears the addiction can be broken without withdrawal symptoms. Meanwhile, the painkillers currently being used are more addictive, dangerous, and harder to kick. Yet…

The FDA and DEA both appear ready to ban kratom and effectively kill research to further develop this substance. Is the DEA is running cover for a Big Pharma company that wants to monopolize kratom?

As I consider these actions by the FDA and DEA I’m forced to wonder — WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE SMOKING?

–END LETTER–

  • Hammer the DEA.
  • Forward this message to friends you think might agree.

Thanks for being an ACTIVE DC Downsizer,

Jim Babka & Perry Willis Downsize DC

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