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SITSA BILL(s) on YouTube link 2 years 4 months ago #29089

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Thanx Laurie, for helping keep us informed....
This fight is far from over..... it has only just begun....

We need everyone to stay tuned to the Kratom Trade Association and to the American Kratom Association on facebook.

We have to be ready at a moments notice to man the phones and get to our senators and make our voice heard.

I see someone asking “how can Kratom be put in with synthetics and analogs.....”
Well..... because its the FDA and they will try anything to validate them getting their way.... for big pharma.... from Smith Kline... Gottlieb to the FDA..... etc.....
Like most of us.... we used to wonder how they could do things like this..... and learned....
They dont need a reason.... and no it doesnt make sense, but they do what they want to do.... it doesnt have to be right!
They are waiting for the moment when we stop fighting and the rug can be pulled out from under our feet, as we sit around afterward and wonder how they could do that..... after they do it, and we cant be that way, we can not stop this fight!!
Please everyone stay tuned to the two mentioned in the beginning...
AKA and tha KTA and theres 4 to 6 petitions directly involving Kratom right now at this link:

www.change.org/p/scott-gottlieb-a-petition-to-scot...e_location=combo_psf

Thanks..... i had to get that out....
Evidently huh!
PLEASE join the fight!(L) (L)
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SITSA BILL(s) on YouTube link 2 years 4 months ago #29081

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Wade,

Here’s what I found is causing VALID concern. As per the HUFFPOST in an article from 6/12/2018 posted on Twitter:

“Amid this public campaign, the FDA has officially recommended that the DEA proceed with scheduling, legislative aides told kratom advocates last week. The DEA has hinted that a decision could come as early as this summer, but an agency spokesperson declined to provide HuffPost with a more concrete timeline”

Here’s a link to the article in its entirety:

m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5b1e7a98e4b0adfb826bed9a
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SITSA BILL(s) on YouTube link 2 years 4 months ago #29077

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It’s not. The amendment is only an “insurance policy” amendment that KRATOM (a natural botanical) will NOT be pulled at the borders AS A “PRECAUTION” or “an excuse”. That ALREADY happens!

The leaf is not under attack, in itself.

That’s my understanding.

Good seeing you post here! Love your newsletters!
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SITSA BILL(s) on YouTube link 2 years 4 months ago #29075

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I'm confused...isn't SITSA targeted toward synthetics and other analogues? Kratom is a botanical herb and not classified as one of these substances. I have also heard the AKA has been pushing for SITSA to create a scare in the Kratom community in order to get more donations.

Anyone care to explain how Kratom should/could be listed as a synthetic under this bill?
We have lab-tested Kratom for sale that will blow your mind and over 10,000 customers!
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KTA summary of events and what to do next! 2 years 4 months ago #29063

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Below is a wrap up of what went on and what is to come next from the KTA (Kratom Trade Association).
This hearing was sneaked in will little prior notice or warning so no one really had the chance to hear about it and call our congress people about supporting the Pocan Bill in time. There was zero regard or respect for public input.

This should get us even more motivated to make ourselves be heard! We are not defeated. Its not over. Now I am really encouraged to mobilize and act the next time we need our voices heard. I encourage everyone to get on the mailing list of the AKA and KTA (Kratom Trade Association) so we can be informed quickly of actions we need to take.

Here is the notice from the AKA they sent me yesterday:

A Wrap-up on the Pocan Amendment to SITSA Act
Today the House Rules Committee defeated the Pocan/Gosar/Polis kratom amendment to the SITSA Act or “Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017” that would have ensured kratom was protected from this bill. Our next battle to make sure kratom cannot be scheduled through this Act will be in the Senate Judiciary Committee when the issue is scheduled for a Hearing there.

This is disappointing news, but there is still hope. The KTA is following this closely along with the AKA and others and will provide direction on next steps as the bill makes its way through the Senate. The Senate will need to hear from you, as well, so please stay tuned! We will continue our advocacy before the House and Senate to make clear that Kratom is not an opioid analogue and is used safely by millions of Americans.
Through continued grassroots and professional lobbying efforts in the community, we can make sure we protect kratom together. For a last minute urgent alert, we were very impressed by the number of people that called and emailed. Stay tuned...
Kratom Trade Association | (888) 203-0342 | www.KratomTrade.org

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SITSA BILL(s) on YouTube link 2 years 4 months ago #29062

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Nothing left to do until next week besides pray and give the AKA some time to organize the strategy for ALL THE MILLIONS OF US.

Try to relax and take good SELF CARE and don’t think about losing. We WILL WIN with positivity in thought,

and driving a Republican nuts is NOT SOMETHING I WOULD DISCOURAGE-LOL
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SITSA BILL(s) on YouTube link 2 years 4 months ago #29061

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I have been checking their site. Doesn’t seem like they had updated this morning after the vote. I’ll look again. I did send an email to my rep. Unfortunately he isn’t on the committee and he is a republican from the south. So I’m sure he is is real happy to be receiving the emails. Lol. ;)
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SITSA BILL(s) on YouTube link 2 years 4 months ago #29060

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There’s still MORE voting to be done by MORE people. So MORE action is necessary. Refer to the AKA website or their forum (Americankratom.org) for well written instructions as what is next and how we CAN STILL WIN.

It ain’t over!

I’m a big believer in prayer. Anyone who can stand it, please join me at your convenience.

There is STILL GOOD REASON and PERHAPS EVEN MORE REASON to fight for our Constitutional Right to choose (besides opiates and gluten!) haha
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SITSA BILL(s) on YouTube link 2 years 4 months ago #29059

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Well this just sucks! Leave it to me to try the one thing that they are trying to make illegal and actually find it helpful...now I may no longer be able to access it. I watched your video link. Definitely agree it was a no 6-4 on the addmenedment. I haven’t read the entire bill so maybe this is way off base but....is there still hope even if it passes that they don’t pile Kratom into this group of the carfentanyl and other synthetically made opiates?
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SITSA BILL(s) on YouTube link 2 years 4 months ago #29050

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They appear to be back in session at 4:27PM PACIFIC TIME. They are! It's late there, they're moving QUICKLY to begin voting from what I can discern. They are reviewing the Bill numbers and general topic of each, first.

3 Bills are being considered. 4:40 PM PACIFIC TIME. THIS IS THE POCAN AMENDMENT FOR KRATOM NOW! 4:41PM

Mr Polis is presenting our side (the amendment to exclude Kratom from the SITSA BILL). Mr Hastings supports the amendment.

Amendment NOT agreed to :(

We LOST unless the whole Bill gets tossed out again. Watching for THAT !

Anyone else watching? What did you hear? I heard NAY on the Kratom exclusion amendment

I'm WRONG often. Hoping I am missing something.

A lot goes on in the background. IT AINT OVER YET. Look to the American Kratom Association website for an update and our next move(s)!

Night!
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