|You did it, we did it, every single person in the kratom community....that made an email or call to a House Representative or Senate member, shared a Facebook post, told their friends to email/call or literally showed up to speak during the Tennessee testimonies were all an essential piece of achieving this monumental moment in kratom history.
Thank you all.
Kratom wasn’t just removed from the bill, it is now in the bill as 100% legal ✅. This is a huge win for both Tennessee residents and Americans as a whole. It clearly demonstrates what can be accomplished with the right resources, persistence and educational strategies.
Typically, legislation that is already established has a significantly harder time getting reversed compared to the act of incorporating brand new legislation meaning it will be very difficult for Tennessee to change this law.
This now works in our favor.
Once again, a united effort in educating representatives results in kratom remaining legal. This is will stay the case provided companies follow FDA guidelines and regulations. Compliance is key.
Please do not give legislators a reason to change their mind!
The BEA the AKA have been coordinating and strategizing to divide up the lobbying efforts in the states. The BEA took the lead in Tennessee and the AKA took the lead in Kansas. We have been sharing resources and collaborating efforts in both states to be most effective. This collaborative effort has enabled us to give our all in our respective states 💯.
Tennessee has been no easy feat, we had to have experts on the ground several times to continually educate legislators. Thankfully we were not alone. We were accompanied by kratom advocates that bravely shared their powerful stories in front of a Congressional audience. Special thanks to Melanie and Cherity who attended every meeting and met with every representative.
United we stand!
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