OHIO TO CRIMINALIZE KRATOM
Your help Needed Today to Stop
Dear Kratom Warriors,
Over the last 72 hours, we have witnessed the new strategy by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in his relentless quest to criminalize kratom. He knows that he's losing the battle trying to convince the DEA and NIDA to believe his misinformation on kratom, so now he's targeting the states and their Boards of Pharmacy.
We've seen this in Arizona and other states around the country and now the fight is on our doorstep in Ohio. This last week, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy decided to move forward with the process of scheduling kratom as a Schedule I substance, instantly making everyone who consumes kratom to manage their health and well-being a criminal.
Make no mistake, if Ohio is successful in criminalizing kratom, other states will quickly follow.
The American Kratom Association has convened strategy meetings over the last few days with our lobbying, public relations, and legal teams to discuss next steps. We are prepared for a full and comprehensive pushback, but there is a large grassroots component to the plan.
This is where we need your help.
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy is allowing Public Comments until close of business on October 18. We need EVERYONE to send an email to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and ask them to keep kratom legal.
CLICK HERE SEND YOUR EMAIL TODAY:
When writing your email to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, please remember the following:
- Always be respectful and to the point.
- If you are an Ohio resident, please identify yourself as such.
- While it's important for them to hear from everyone, the emails from Ohio residents will carry extra significance
- Share with them your personal story about how kratom has helped you or a loved one.
- If you don't feel comfortable sharing a personal story, just ask them to "Follow the science on kratom and to please keep it legal".
PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT ONE EMAIL. We've seen it backfire when supporters submit multiple emails.
We are at a crossroads in the fight to protect kratom and we can't afford to lose this battle.
Remember the old saying, "As Ohio goes, so does the nation." We need to show FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb that he will not win in his new strategy to criminalize kratom - we will stand up and fight back!
American Kratom Association