LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: 3/2/20 

Mac Haddow: Senior Fellow on Public Policy, AKA                          

MISSISSIPPI SENATE DRUG POLICY COMMITTEE
REJECTS THE KRATOM BAN BILL AND UNANIMOUSLY PASSES THE SUBSTITUTE KRATOM CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

Even with a statement by the Director of the Department of Health claiming that kratom is killing Mississippi residents, the

Senate Drug

Policy Committee relied on the real science and the best public policy on kratom and voted to replace the proposed kratom

ban with a

Committee substitute – the Kratom Consumer Protection Act.

This sea-change in attitude was led by Senator Christopher McDaniel who walked the Committee members through

the provisions of

the KCPA, and that was followed by a UNANIMOUS vote for standing up for kratom consumers.

The battle continues tomorrow morning where the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Division B, and the House

Drug Policy Committee

both meet at 9 am. Kratom Warriors have committed to attend in force, so we are prepared.

Members of the House Drug Policy Committee represent the biggest hurdle because some of the Committee

Members believe kratom

sales should be banned from convenience stores and the sale of liquid kratom drinks should be banned completely.

AKA strongly disagrees

with this position, and will fight to keep all products legal as long as they comply with the purity standards.

THE OKLAHOMA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
PASSES THE KRATOM CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT ON A UNANIMOUS VOTE OF 97-0

HB 2846, the Kratom Consumer Protection Act was approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives

on an overwhelming

unanimous vote this afternoon.

There are no red flags in Oklahoma on this bill, and we are looking forward to working with the Legislature

on implementing this

important bill to protect Oklahoma’s kratom consumers.

Senate consideration is expected in the next week or so. AKA will be following this issue closely.

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