SAVE KRATOM

Kratom is under attack. We need to fight together to keep this miracle herb available and legal in the US.

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What is kratom?

Kratom (or Mitragyna speciosa) is an herb originating from various parts of Southeast Asia that has a variety of medicinal purposes and uses.

Where can I get it?

As of right now, kratom is legal and available in the US except for the following states: Arkansas, Wisconsin, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Vermont, and Rhode Island.

Why is it under attack?

The FDA and other government agencies are working to convey kratom as a harmful substance with no evidence of any medical use based on flat-out lies.

American Kratom Association

Ever since 2014, the AKA has been doing everythig in their power to keep kratom legal in the United States. They are determined to protech the right of all Americans to purchase and use the natural botanical for improved health and well-being all over the US.

Botanical Education Alliance

The BEA is dedicated to educating not only consumers, but lawmakers, law enforcement, and the media about safe and all natural supplements such as kratom. “Our mission is to increase understanding in order to influence public policy and protect natural supplements”.

The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

There is an insane amount of information floating around about kratom. We’ve done our absolute best to compile a list of sources including accurate information from all sides of the story. While we advocate for kratom, we also want to show the whole picture on what’s being said and done so here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly. Do your research and do what you think is right.

AKA Kratom Warriors Win the Ohio Battle!

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has decided to put the kratom ban in a To Be Refiled (TBR) status and it will not be the subject of a Hearing before the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) on Monday. The kratom issue has been removed from that agenda. >> Learn More

THE AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION STRONGLY ENDORSES DR. HENNINGFIELD'S REVIEW THAT QUESTIONS THE CONCLUSIONS RELATED TO KRATOM SAFETY IN THE EGGLESTON ET AL. BRIEF REPORT

Washington D.C., July 16, 2019 – The American Kratom Association (AKA), representing more than 15 million kratom consumers in the United States, strongly endorsed the review and critique by Jack E. Henningfield, Ph.D. of the deficient Eggleston, et al. report on “Kratom Use and Toxicities in the United States.” >> Learn More

Sign the Petition Asking President Trump to Appoint an FDA Commissioner who Will Follow the Science on Kratom

The AKA has spent the last several years battling former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and his crusade to ban kratom. Our argument has always been based on facts and the science behind kratom, not the misinformation tactics employed by the FDA. Thanks to your generosity, we didn’t back down and have started to turn the tide. >> Learn More & Sign the Petition

Good News in Georgia

The Georgia Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted unanimously yesterday to approve HB 551, the Kratom Consumer Protection Act, to clear the bill for a vote by the full Senate in the next few weeks. >> Read More

American Kratom Association Chairman Challenges Misleading Claims by FDA Commissioner

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s incessant anti-kratom tweets, Public Health Alerts, and continued pleas to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to schedule kratom, take me back to the early 1990’s when the FDA’s similar attacks on vitamins and dietary supplements demonized any substance that could not be required to submit a new drug application. >> Read More

UF College of Pharmacy receives $3.5 million NIDA grant to bolster kratom research

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded researchers at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy a two-year, $3.5 million grant to bolster research on Mitragyna speciosa, or kratom, and its potential to treat opioid misuse and physical dependence. >> Read More

12 WORLD-RECOGNIZED KRATOM EXPERTS COME TOGETHER TO CONCLUDE KRATOM IS SAFE

The facts are clear, twelve world-recognized Kratom experts that have come together to conclude Kratom is in fact safe. The proof is in a 25 page paper by Dr. Jack E. Henningfield. >> Read More

JOIN THE FIGHT NOW TO KEEP KRATOM LEGAL IN OHIO

As you know, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy is considering recommending a ban on kratom. We have a short window to send our clear, science-based message to the members of this Board. >> Read More

THE SITSA ACT HAS BEEN STOPPED... FOR NOW

Because of your outreach over the last few days, the Senate has stood firm and decided that SITSA WILL NOT be added to the other opioid legislation. >> Read More

HELP STOP THE SITSA ACT FROM PASSING!!!

It has come to our attention that Congressman Goodlatte and Senator Grassley are trying to force the Senate to vote on passing SITSA without a Senate Hearing. There is no conference committee, so their pathway to get this done is pretty clear. >> Read More

More than 40,000 Americans Petition DEA in Support of Kratom

The American Kratom Association submitted an eleven-page letter and a petition signed by more than 40,000 Americans asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to keep the current regulatory structure in place for kratom, a natural botanical in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia. >> Read More

SIGN THE PETITION TODAY TO KEEP KRATOM LEGAL

The fight to keep kratom legal is getting more and more intense and once again, we need your help to send a loud message to the folks at the DEA and on Capitol Hill. >> Learn more and sign the petition

EXPOSED: Mistakenly Released FDA Documents Expose Pervasive FDA Bias Against Kratom

You cannot pick up a newspaper or hear a news report out of Washington, DC that does not expose the bias held by rogue individuals within our government… >> Read More

AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION ASKS THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE TO "FOLLOW THE SCIENCE"

Request comes after NIDA and the FDA remove information related to the safety of kratom from NIDA’s official website. Click here to read letter from NIDA director >>

AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: JULY 19, 2018

Mac Haddow, the Senior Fellow of Public Policy at the American Kratom Association has published a legislative report that offers an updated look on the fight against the SITSA Bill.

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.

On the agency’s scientific evidence on the presence of opioid compounds in kratom, underscoring its potential for abuse.

Denver Bans Controversial Herbal Drug Kratom for Human Consumption

Denver Environmental Health recently banned the sale of kratom for human consumption following a public-health advisory warning.

Kratom policy: The challenge of balancing therapeutic potential with public safety

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tree-like plant indigenous to Southeast Asia. Its leaves, and the teas brewed from them have long been used by people in that region to stave off fatigue and to manage pain and opioid withdrawal. Evidence suggests kratom is being increasingly used by people in the United States and Europe for the self-management of opioid withdrawal and treatment of pain. Recent studies have confirmed that kratom and its chemical constituents have potentially useful pharmacological actions. >> LEARN MORE

NEVADA STATE SENATE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES THE KRATOM CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

CONCURRENCE BY THE HOUSE ON AMENDMENTS IS EXPECTED SOON, THEN ON TO THE GOVERNOR FOR SIGNATURE! Legislative Update: Mac Haddow, Senior Fellow on Public Policy – On Friday, May 24, the Nevada State Senate unanimously passed AB303, the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA) as amended, and it’s now headed back to the House for concurrence on amendments (none of which impacted the core consumer protections). >> LEARN MORE

KRATOM CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT PASSES UTAH HOUSE AND MOVES TO GOVERNOR FOR SIGNATURE

Utah will become the first state to establish the correct regulatory framework for protecting consumers from dangerous adulterated kratom products and, at the same time, protect the freedom of Utah consumers to make their own choices on the use of natural products for their health and well-being. >> LEARN MORE

Utah Kratom Consumer Protect Act (SB 58) Hearing Update

THE UTAH STATE SENATE BUSINESS AND LABOR COMMITTEE FAVORABLY REPORTS SB 58, THE KRATOM CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT, ON A STRONG 5-1 BIPARTISAN VOTE AND ADVANCES THE BILL TO THE FULL SENATE >> LEARN MORE

Join Us for "Save Kratom Legislative Day"

On October 19, 2018, we are asking that kratom supporters around the United States participate in the Save Kratom Legislative Day and visit the local office of their U.S. Congressman/Congresswoman to deliver an information packet on kratom (the AKA will provide a link to download) and to let them know that we need their help to keep kratom legal. >> LEARN MORE

TELL TRUMP WHERE YOU STAND ON THE DRUG WAR

Stand up to Trump: tell him to stop promoting dangerous drug war tactics and to start prioritizing sensible drug policies. >> ACT NOW

THE ATTACKS FROM THE FDA ARE ESCALATING TO BAN KRATOM

Kratom Warriors: We’re sounding the alarm. If Scott Gottlieb continues to spew his lies about kratom, the DEA will schedule it. >> JOIN THE FIGHT NOW AND DONATE

AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES MANUFACTURING STANDARDS TO PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM ADULTERATED KRATOM PRODUCTS

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2018 – The American Kratom Association (AKA) published its “Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Standards for the Manufacture of Kratom Products” to provide specific guidance to kratom manufacturers and vendors in the manufacturing and marketing of kratom products… >> Read more

AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION ACCUSES FDA OF MANIPULATING, OBSCURING, AND IGNORING SCIENCE

WASHINGTON, DC – August 14, 2018 – Peer-reviewed documentation concerning 44 deaths that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cited to persuade the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to place natural kratom… >> Read more

HELP PROTECT KRATOM FROM THE SITSA BILL!

Kratom is under attack from the SITSA bill. The FDA has lobbied the Speaker of the House and they are trying to force the SITSA Bill to the House Floor without the amendment to protect Kratom from a back-door scheduling maneuver. CLICK TO CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN

Kratom Leaf Remains Legal in the State of Tennessee

Once again, a united effort in educating representatives results in kratom remaining legal.

Your Donations to Save Kratom Are Hard At Work.

Since you’ve invested in us, we are investing in you. Here are some kratom updates you should know and BEA projects we’ve been working on.

Today's FDA’s “Trick Play” to Pressure DEA to Schedule Kratom

The American Kratom Association’s Response
from Dave Herman, Board Chairman

Get Your Congressman to Sign the Dear Colleague Letter

Do you consider yourself an upstanding citizen? Will you take action when the time is right? Do you care about your nation’s well-being? Your own well-being.

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on FDA advisory about deadly risks associated with kratom

The FDA has issued a public health advisory related to mounting concerns regarding risks associated with the use of kratom.

Stop the FDA's Spread of Misinformation in ONE Minute

It is time to have your voice count and be heard at a time when it matters the most.

Update on the Pharmacology and Legal Status of Kratom

This is a great resource that highlights the current scientific and legal controversies regarding kratom.

Still Have Questions?

Still have some questions about kratom? What it is? Why it’s under attack? Maybe how it can help YOU with medical ailments? Get in touch with us. We love educating our customers about the wonderous and amazing benefits of this all natural herb.