Do not add kratom to the banned substances list!
  • Petitioned Senator A.G. Crowe of R-Pearl River , Louisiana

This petition was delivered to:

Senator A.G. Crowe of R-Pearl River , Louisiana

Do not add kratom to the banned substances list!

    1. Mitragyna Speciosa
    2. Petition by

      Mitragyna Speciosa

      Acton, IN

Bad News!  The Senator seem to have changed his mind once more. 
Louisiana now seeking a total ban of Kratom ? 

See for the latest legal texts  http://legiscan.com/gaits/text/625732

Follow the discussion on the KA forum here http://kratomassociation.org/forum/4-kratom-in-the-media/2125-action-required-state-of-louisiana-changed-their-minds-kratom-a-prohibited-plant-

Update !!

Dear All, 

We have good news, but first I'd like to thank you for all the support and feedback given. Last week, Senator Crowe has withdrawn bill 73 in Louisiana, so there is no proposal to ban kratom! 

He and the other lawmakers have received many protests and seen the petition online that you signed. This has helped a lot to change their minds. The senator remains however concerned about possible abuse by youngsters and will propose an age limit for kratom users to 18 years. We can understand and respect this. 

We hope that you will be ready again next time to protest with us,whenever another state or region decides to place kratom on the controlled substances list. But hopefully this will not be necessarily soon. 

For those who want to join us in our efforts to defend the free and legal use of kratom, please join the kratom association at http://kratomassociation.org/ 

Thanks again for all and I hope we can continue to enjoy our freedom of choice and kratom for a long time. 

Greetings,

 

Luc

on behalf of many kratom users, sellers and The kratom association.
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Kratom, known also as Mitragyna Speciosa, is a medicinal tree from the Coffee Family and is native to South-East Asia. Kratom has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal properties. Kratom, when consumed, can treat depression, chronic pain, anxiety, opiate dependence, fatigue, stress and many other ailments.
Besides this it is used by many former addicts of alcohol and opiates.

Kratom does not produce strong effects and Kratom is not as addictive as suggested. Comparatively speaking, it is less addictive than Coffee.

Politicians might see it as another opportunity to pretend they are protecting people from some dangerous substance, when in fact they are just banning a 100% natural leaf from a tree.

Kratom has helped thousands of people with many ailments. Kratom should NOT be outlawed.

Speak up and protect your right to alternative medicines!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Bad News: Senator changed his mind again? Seeks total ban now

      Mitragyna Speciosa
      Petition Organizer

      The Senator seems to have changed his mind once again. This time the plant should be a "prohibited plant" . See for the latest legal text below

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. Good news! The Senator has withdrawn his proposal to ban!!!

      Mitragyna Speciosa
      Petition Organizer

      The petition seem to have helped to change the senators mind, The Senator has chosen to propose a new bill, which would limit the age for kratom possession to 18 yrs. So the total ban plan is gone. Thanks for all your support!

    4. Link to proposal of the Senator

      Mitragyna Speciosa
      Petition Organizer

      Here is the original proposal of the senator, which would add Kratom to Schedule I of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law and make possession or distribution of kratom a crime

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. SantaCruz just published the story of the senators plans as well.

      Mitragyna Speciosa
      Petition Organizer

      The senators plans to ban the herb are being picked up by other media as well now. See for example this article from the SantaCruzPatch

    7. LA lawmaker seeks media attention to propose kratom ban

      Mitragyna Speciosa
      Petition Organizer

      Senator A.G. Crowe, R-Pearl River says Kratom is just as harmful as other over-the-counter herbs such mojo, spice marijuana and bath salts. The state legislature recently banned those products in Louisiana. Crowe pre-filed a bill that would add Kratom to the list of controlled dangerous substances. See link for more information.

    8. 150 have signed ! Please invite others to join our cause

      Mitragyna Speciosa
      Petition Organizer

      Everyone is welcome to discuss this issue with us on the Kratom Association forum in more detail.
      We have planned more action for the coming week and will keep you all informed on this and the KA website. Thanks so far for all the support!

    9. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • vicki neeser PERRYVILLE, MO
      • about 2 years ago

      I suffer from chronic fatigue, and chronic pain. Kratom allows me to rejoin my life and family!!

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    • Doug Thomlinson FT MYERS, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      This is an all natural herb with several benefitical effects. This is NOT a drug, ITS PART OF THE COFFEE FAMILY! Please, if your in a position of making laws, be responsible and do your research. Show attention where it is needed, something that actually needs to change...

      Take the pills off the streets, and the crack cocaine... -not the herbs that help people.

      Speciosa has helped my social anxiety, and helped me gain my appetite back. I use to be addicted to substances that would have killed me by now- if not for kratom. (An actual cigarette smoker, and occasional speciosa user)

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    • chris alexander REDSPRINGS, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      i have mild back pain, and just had surgery , and the pain will stay with me for the rest of my life. I found this product, and instead of buying pills on the street, feeling like a drug head, and trying not to get caught, and in trouble, i use kratom to deal with the pain. i dont use it everyday, or feel the need to. when i do use it, it gives me positive, natural energy, KILLS, not relieves my pain, and it last all day. It turned me against pain killers, completely. It has helped my life, and made it much easier. GO ARMY!!!!!

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    • Limor White CORAL SPRINGS, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      It is plant that has no harmful effects , i have researched and used it for over 15 years with absolutely no adverse reactions. I was in a car accident that caused me to break 8 bones in my back and neck, i was not a fan of opiates as i happen to like having a liver and functional kidneys, but kratom helped me with pain

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    • kenneth barnhill HOUSTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      it is a healthy alternative to prescription pain pills that I'm unfortunately addicted to. Being able to legally obtain a substance that causes no harm and keeps me from illegal activity by buying black market opiates keeps me safe and in good company. Even though it costs me money it costs me a lot less than black market pills. It has been a blessing alternative to my addiction.

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