Action Alert: Help Stop The DEA’s Attack On Kratom

kratom1By Brandon Turbeville

The DEA has recently made an emergency decision to place Kratom on the Schedule I list of controlled substances.

Find more information about the issue here:

What You Can And Need To Do:

1.) Support the American Kratom Association in their upcoming legal battle for civil liberties and health freedom. 

From the AKA:

After talking with some high level D.C. political folks who put out some feelers for us today, I do have a glimmer of hope that we can challenge this. It’s a glimmer but it’s there, shining through all my pain and devastation. Are you ready to RAGE with us???

Please donate so that we can hire a well connected, experienced attorney in DEA matters, a federal lobbying firm AND a public relations firm. All 3 will be needed for us to have a chance. Plus all the great grassroots work that’s already been started. We will have a more formal plan of action together shortly. *Or if the site happens to be down (we’ve created problems for our host today due to the amount of traffic ?), PayPal to a[email protected]

2.) Sign This Petition

3.) Contact the Relevant Authorities And Make Your Voice Heard:

Correspondence to the Department, including the Attorney General, may be sent to:

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

The Department may be contacted by phone at the following:

  • Department Comment Line: 202-353-1555
  • Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000

Peter J. Kadzik
Assistant Attorney General

Office of Legislative Affairs
(202) 514-2141

Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison
(202) 514-3465

Michael J Lewis, Office of
Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration; Mailing Address: 8701
Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152; Telephone: (202) 598–6812.
also please contact the assistant secretary of HHS, Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
E-mail Address:
[email protected]
Phone Number:
(202) 690-7694

Jim Esquea
Assistant Secretary for Legislation (ASL)
Phone Number:

Kevin Griffis
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
Phone Number:

Colleen Barros
Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA)
HHS Office of the Secretary
E-mail Address:
[email protected]
Phone Number:

Be sure to contact your U.S. House Representative and U.S. Senator and encourage them to pressure the DEA to back off its attack on Kratom.

4.) If you are a writer, please write relevant content regarding Kratom, Kratom freedom, etc. and post this material to your website or send it to Brandon Turbeville at [email protected] Write to local newspapers and contact your local news media. Preferred angle for local outlets is that the DEA is attempting to ban a substance that reduces drug use and is incredibly safe.

5.) Act as a liason between pro-Kratom organizations, anti drug war organizations, and pro-legalization organizations as well as groups that simply support individual choice in order to create a united front against this latest move by the DEA.

Feel free to send your Action Slugs (reports on progress and activity) to [email protected]

You can read more from Brandon Turbeville at his site, where this article first appeared.

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1 Comment on "Action Alert: Help Stop The DEA’s Attack On Kratom"

  1. Thanks Brandon for being so proactive. Yesterday the petition had 28,000 signatures in less than 24 hrs. Inoticed however that the petition to proscecute Hillary for crimes committed [with statue #s] had 249,000 signatures & the white house response was “sorry this is a matter for the DOJ” So sign the petition but focus on the DOJ, DEA ,attorney general and donating so we can get a great lawyer. That said the kratom suppliers are saying that if you send any money thru Paypal to not use the word kratom as it may get blocked. So the Kratom association may want to create another email address for donations when they update their website to handle the traffic.

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