From Susan Ash (Director of the American Kratom Association) :

“WE’RE GETTING A CHANCE TO BE HEARD; OFFICIALLY! Just off the phone with Congressman Pocan’s office. The DEA will be releasing a statement in the next few days about opening a public comment period and exactly what that will look like. Obviously we are going to need to flood them with comments! Aside from every single person writing in with their testimonies, we will need to get as many medical professionals (preferably MDs) and scientists to submit comment and testimony as we possibly can to challenge the claims that Kratom is an opiate and that it has no medicinal use. This is a very big deal y’all. It’s completely unprecedented. And regardless of what happens, it means our voices have been heard!!! As an aside but also important, with Congressman Pocan being our champion, no more calls are needed to his office. I sincerely thanked him on behalf of all of us (and if you live in WI, you should send a thank you), but let’s let them now focus on seeing this process through with us! 👊🏻🍃❤️”

We need to help the AKA find experts! — if you know of a medical or scientific professional that can help in any way, please reach out to[email protected]

Also Start writing and editing your stories now. Make them the best and most accurate stories you have ever told. You’ll want to have your shit together when it is time to speak up again! <3 <3

…More info to come as we know more (who to contact, phone #, email to make comments!)