Recently kratom has been under scrutiny for being considered a schedule 1 drug in the USA. That means that it is pretty much useless and it’s possession comes with heavy fines and jail time. Just like marijuana.
But because kratom has a loyal following that made their voice heard it was not scheduled. But it isn’t over yet. You need to know what you can do to help keep kratom legal and accessible.
Write your legislators.
These are all the committees that have jurisdiction over the DEA. House and Senate Judiciary being most important. Message all members!
House Judiciary https://judiciary.house.gov/ subcommittee/full-committee/
Senate Judiciary https://www.judiciary.senate. gov/about/members
House Energy and Commerce https://energycommerce.house. gov/about-ec/energy-commerce- committee-members
House Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommitteehttp://appropriations.house. gov/about/members/ commercejusticescience.htm
Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommitteehttp://www.appropriations. senate.gov/subcommittees/ commerce-justice-science-and- related-agencies
House Oversight and Gov’t Reform Committee https://oversight.house.gov/ subcommittee/full-committee/
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committeehttps://www.hsgac.senate.gov/about
U.S. Department of Justice https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
•Department Comment Line: 202-353-1555
•Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000
Peter J. Kadzik
Assistant Attorney General
Office of Legislative Affairs ph: 202-514-2141
Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison ph: 202-514-3465
You can send a message to the Department of Justice HERE
Michael J Lewis,
Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration
8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152; ph: 202-598–6812.
Also please contact the assistant secretary of
HHS, Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
ASH@hhsgov ph: 202-690-7694
Assistant Secretary for Legislation (ASL) ph: 202-690-7627
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA) ph: 202-690-7850
Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA)
HHS Office of the Secretary