Kratom In The News

Here's why we must continue to study Kratom and other opioid-like drugs The Hill July 7, 2018

Feds Prepare For A New War On Kratom, An Herbal Drug Many Swear By Huffington Post  November 14, 2017

CNN OutFront with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.  The Opioid Epidemic  Part III - Kratom; A herb that Could help addicts... Video: CNN October 25, 2017 Text version can be read HERE

American Kratom Association Announces Video Contest The Goldwater  August 23, 2017

Why Would Regulators Ban an Herbal Treatment for Recovering Opioid Addicts? The Federalist  March 23, 2017

The Intriguing Therapeutic Potential of a Little-Known Plant From Southeast Asia  Science of Us  January 27, 2017

American's war against opioid addiction - and the battle for kratom, the dietary supplement that has changed thousands of lives. The Telegraph  January 25, 2017

If kratom helps opioid addicts, why might the DEA outlaw it? PBS Newshour January 17, 2017

Herbal Drug Kratom Faces Uncertain Legal Future, Despite Public Outpouring, PBS NewsHour  12-12-2016

Kratom's Potential for Good Would be Jeopardized by DEA Ban, StatNews  12-07-2016

Drug Policy Experts and Advocates Implore DEA to Keep Opiate-Like Plant Legal, The Washington Post  12-02-2016

Why Banning Kratom May Make The Opioid Epidemic Even Worse,  11-30-2016

Kratom: The Bitter Plant That Could Help Opioid Addicts - If the DEA Doesn't Ban It, Wired  11-30-2016

DEA Backs Off a Ban on Kratom, a Plant Used to Treat Opiate AddictionLos Angeles Times  10-20-2016

DEA Withdraws Plan to Ban Kratom, Pain News Network  10-12-2016


DEA Opts Against Ban on Plant Some Call Opioid Alternative, ABC News  10-12-2016

DEA Withdraws Kratom Ban, Opens Public Comment Period, US News & World Report 10-12-2016

In Unprecedented Move, Drug Enforcement Administration Withdraws Emergency Kratom Ban, Drug Policy Alliance  10-12-2016

The DEA is Reversing its "Insane" Decision to Ban the Opiate-Like Plant Kratom - For Now, The Washington Post  10-12-2016

The DEA's Contrived Kratom Crisis,  10-05-2016

Saunders, Hatch and Nine Other U.S. Senators Urge DEA to Halt Push to Ban Natural Herb Kratom, PR Newswire  10-03-2016 

To see the DEA Senate Letter click HERE

DEA Delays Ban, More Senators Object to Process and "Unintended Consequences", Forbes 09-30-2016

DEA Defies Senator's Appeal to Reconsider "Unprecedented" Kratom Ban, The Washington Post  09-30-2016

Kratom Will Remain Legal for Days, Possibly Longer, US News  09-30-2016

An Update on the DEA's Plan to Ban Kratom in the United States,  09-29-2016

Kratom Has the Senate Attention, and the DEA's Schedule 1 Date May Shift,  ScientificAmerican  09-29-2016

DEA Moves to Ban Kratom, Frustrating Both Scientists and Users, The Seattle Times 09-28-2016

Lawmakers Ask White House to Delay Kratom Ban, Claiming Improper ProcedureThe District Sentinel  09-27-2016

To See the Dear Colleague Congressman Letter click HERE

Kratom Drug Ban May Cripple Promising Painkiller ResearchScientificAmerican  09-27-2016

This Group of Lawmakers is Slamming the Obama Administration for Banning Another DrugThe Washington Post 09-27-2016

Congress Calls Out DEA For Unilateral Move to Expland the War on DrugsHuffington Post  09-26-2016

Kratom Users Fight the Federal Ban of a Medicinal Plant, The Flounce  09-26-2016

Lawmakers Ask DEA to Delay Kratom Ban, Pain News Network  09-24-2016

Lawmakers Urge DEA to Reconsider "Hasty" Ban of Opioid-Like KratomState News  09-23-2016

One Week Until Kratom Components Are Banned in the US,  09-23-2016

Why banning the opiate-like plant kratom might do more harm than good, The Verge  09-22-2016

Users of Kratom Defend Herbal Supplement Ahead of Federal Ban, The Baltimore Sun  09-22-2016  

The Cure for the Heroin Epidemic and the Government Just Banned It, The Revelist  09-21-2016

Survey: Kratom "Very Effective" for Chronic PainPain News Network  09-21-2016

Kratom Survey, Pain News Network  Kratom Users Say Ban Will Lead to More Drug Abuse, Pain News Network  09-20-2016

Survey of 6,000 Kratom Users Shows No Evidence of Epidemic or Abuse Justifying  DEA Push to Ban Coffee-Like Herb PR Newswire  09-20-2016

The DEA Didn't Talk to Kratom Users Before Push a Ban.  Here's What They Would've Said.  Huffington Post  09-16-2016

Why Kratom is Getting Banned - And How We Can Stop This Drug War Maddness, Huffington Post  9-14-2016

What The DEA's Plan To Schedule 1 Kratom Will Mean For Millions,  09-13-2016

Kratom Proponents Present 120,000-Signature Petition To White House To Stop DEA Rush To Ban Coffee-Like Herb In U.S., Seek Opportunity To Comment, PR News Wire 09-14-2016

Kratom Advocates Sip Tea and Seethe at WhiteHouse Rally Against DEA Ban US News & World Report  09-13-2016

The DEA is Rushing to Criminalize Another Herb and Congress is Silent, Huffington Post  09-09-2016

Stop the DEA's War on Kratom, Tell Your Senator Drug Policy Alliance

Kratom Petition Reaches Goal But Now What? Pain News Network  09-08-2016

More Than 100,000 People Urge Obama To Stop The DEA From Banning Kratom, Huffington Post 09-07-2016

Kratom Petition - Have you signed it? Please Do Not make Kratom a Schedule I Substance, We the People

DEA Bans Kratom, Which May Cure Opiate Addiction, The Young Turks 08-31-2016

2009 Solider of the Year - DEA wants to ban a 100% all natural tea that is helping this USA ARMY VETERAN

DEA’s Sudden ‘Herbal Heroin’ Ban Triggers Stiff Resistance from Kratom Community, US News

Kratom Users and Advocates Attack the DEA's Decision to Classify the Plant as a Schedule I Drug, The Influence

Feds Declare War On Herb Touted As A Solution To Opioid Addiction, Huffington Post

Arkansas's Ban of the Natural Painkiller Kratom has Left Sufferers and Former Opiate Addicts in the Lurch, Arkansas Times


Why Does the FDA Care About Kratom? The Fix

Some Say Kratom Is A Solution To Opioid Addiction. Not If Drug Warriors Ban It First.  The Huffington Post

Why Banning the Controversial Painkiller Kratom Could be Bad for America's Heroin Addicts, Vice:

Kratom, legal in Texas, seized by feds in Illinois, KXAN NBC:


AKA Statement to Members and Supporters on Regulations, Recent Seizures and the Road Ahead 1/6/16, American Kratom Association:


There's no scientific basis for it; Wisconsin may stop treating kratom like a dangerous drug,


A Step in the Right Direction in Wisconsin, American Kratom Association Press Release: December_WCSB_Meeting_Release_Final.pdf


Banning kratom: Wisconsin treats a safe herbal supplement like a dangerous drug,


Carrboro police connect with residents over kava, The Daily Tarheel:


The Latest Target of Regulation - An Herbal Remedy That's Been Used Since Time Immemorial, Huffington Post:


War Against Kratom Heats Up, Heartland Institute Health News:


Kratom: More Help Than Harm, KNWA:


An excuse for crushing kratom, Washington Times:

Kratom Users Dodge A Legislative Bullet in FL, Florida Public Radio Health:


Media Hysteria and Herbal Hypocrisy, Breitbart:


Kratom: Fear-mongering and regulatory zeal to beat the band, Health News Digest:

Here's why we must continue to study Kratom and other opioid-like drugs


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