Below is the most recent press release from AKA
We need your help to fight back!
Dear Kratom Warrior:
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb smells blood in the water, and he is doubling down on trying to force the DEA to ban kratom by making it a Schedule I drug like heroin and fentanyl.
And Gottlieb has turned the FDA propaganda machine into high gear by filling the airways and headlines in the media with his lies about kratom, so we can't afford to lose another minute in fighting back.
If you’re like me, I am tired of the lies and the political shenanigans that the FDA is pulling. I am sick of the false reports the FDA is flooding the media with about kratom.
We are excited to announce that a generous donor has offered to match every donation AKA receives this week!
That means your donation will have DOUBLE THE IMPACT! If you have donated in the past to the AKA, thank you. This is an all-out war and we are far from finished. We need continued and ongoing support from the kratom community to keep kratom legal. With all donations matched, you have the chance to double the impact of your gift and help us fight the FDA harder than we have before.
I am ready to authorize our scientific and PR teams to debunk the FDA lie that kratom is a dangerous opioid and that kratom kills people. But I am $28,450 short of our goal to tell our side of the story.
The AKA is counting on grassroots supporters like you to fight back against the FDA’s insane war on kratom – but I have to make the commitment to authorize the campaign to publicize our scientific data by midnight tonight or the price increases and we lose our window of opportunity.
If we miss this goal, we could lose our best chance to convince the DEA the FDA is flat out lying. We need to tell the DEA that the deaths the FDA is claiming to be “associated” with kratom use are WRONG! And we have the science to prove it.
Will you rush $100 or more immediately to protect kratom and tell the DEA to make the FDA prove its false claims about kratom?
There really shouldn’t be a question about the safety of kratom. Kratom has been used safely for centuries in Southeast Asia, and for decades here in the United States.
But the sad truth is, this is an uphill battle against the FDA. They used their bogus science and lies to convince the Assistant Secretary of Health at HHS to forward the scheduling of kratom recommendation to the DEA.
And our fight will not end when we convince the DEA to send the kratom scheduling recommendation back to the FDA just like they did in 2016.
The FDA is telling law enforcement officials and state pharmacy boards across America that kratom is deadly – and they have to ban it in their states and local communities.
This is a fight on all fronts. Can we count on you?
Thanks for coming through. It means the world for all of us!
Dave Herman, Chairman
American Kratom Association
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