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Not good news - fundraising for urgent return trip to Indo 1 year 3 months ago #40706

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Stress management is extremely important for all of us!

Most everyone has serious medical conditions that are particularly aggravated by stress.

I learned in BanMania 2016 to not give up. Also do not focus energy on a negative outcome. Only a few politicians are misinformed over there and the rest of the country is 100% behind the efforts to keep kratom legal. We have excellent support.

Try to limit facebook time and try not to spend money you do not have stocking up on product.

We have TONS OF SUPPORT on the ground over there, so we need to donate quickly to put them on that plane for those meetings in July.

Prayer and meditation are helpful! Hugs to everyone and we will continue to keep updates flowing as we get them.
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Not good news - fundraising for urgent return trip to Indo 1 year 3 months ago #40704

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This upsets me so much that I'd better not comment until I cool off.

AKA will be getting a donation from me. I could cry if I wasn't so damned mad

Be blessed all.

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Not good news - fundraising for urgent return trip to Indo 1 year 3 months ago #40702

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Do we think this is legit? If we are talking a 5 year ban what does that mean in the meantime? This makes my anxiety go way up. I’m gonna donate this week when I get paid.
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Not good news - fundraising for urgent return trip to Indo 1 year 3 months ago #40691

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It sounds like it's time to build up our ZAPS. :woohoo:

I ordered my first k of green riau from In Sense about an hour ago. With what I already have I should be able to go at least a year before I need to order again. :cheer:
My Grandkids say I’m a cuckoo head. ;)
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Not good news - fundraising for urgent return trip to Indo 1 year 3 months ago #40689

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From AKA as of 0747 today:


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FDA'S NEW STRATEGY TO BAN KRATOM

WE NEED YOUR HELP!


AKA Chairman Dave Herman has given me permission to send this email to you today.

My name is C.M. “Mac” Haddow, and I have been fighting every day to protect and preserve your right to purchase safe and unadulterated kratom in the United States.

There is no doubt that the Trump Administration's FDA has become the biggest enemy of kratom, and even with Scott Gottlieb now gone the War on Kratom is actually expanding.

Incredibly, the Trump FDA has convinced the Minister of Health in Indonesia to impose a ban on growing and exporting kratom -- and an order has been issued to have all growers stop growing and harvesting kratom plants.

Those growers have just 5 years to come into compliance, and then a total ban is in effect.

The kratom farmers will have to start transitioning right away to protect their livelihood and that means big trouble for kratom consumers in the United States.

The bottom line is kratom exporters have also been warned they should stop exporting kratom.

The AKA asked me to assemble a Delegation to go to Indonesia to talk with government officials, and we did.

Former Congressman Matt Salmon, Utah State Senator Curt Bramble, and Dr. Jack Henningfield joined me in an official Delegation to meet with Indonesian officials last month.

When we met with the Ministry of Health officials, our worst fears were confirmed.

The Trump FDA’s lies about kratom had convinced the Ministry of Health that kratom was a dangerous drug and had to be banned in Indonesia. They used the same outdated, deeply flawed, and outright deceptive so-called “science” claiming kratom is an opioid, it is as addictive as classic opioids, and it is killing people.

Indonesia currently produces more than 95% of the kratom that comes to the United States.

If this ban is allowed to go into effect, it will effectively end consumer access to kratom in the United States, and the FDA won’t have to do anything more to declare victory in the War on Kratom.

Even if some black-market kratom gets into the United States after the Indonesian ban goes into effect, it will be so expensive that only the uber-rich will be able to afford it. And it will likely be extremely dangerous to consume because there will be no standards on growing, harvesting, and shipping.

Dave Herman, Chairman of the AKA, has asked me and others in the Delegation to go back to Indonesia and lobby the top-levels of government officials there that the Trump FDA is wrong, and how the Indonesian Ministry of Health has been badly deceived by them.

I am writing today to ask you to make as generous a donation as you can to the “Kratom Protection Fund.”

These trips to Indonesia are incredibly expensive.

It looks like going to Indonesia is now likely the most important action we can take to fight back against the FDA's ongoing war on kratom – a war they have now extended to Indonesia.

We can stop this ban in its tracks – just like we did when the FDA tried to convince the DEA to ban kratom in 2016.

But the AKA desperately needs your help today.

We have requested meetings with top Indonesian officials for the 3rd week in July.

That means we need your commitment today to guarantee the funds are available for the Delegation to travel there.

The trip is brutally long – with flights taking nearly 40 hours each way. And the cost of sending members of the Delegation is very, very expensive.

But if we don’t take the fight there right away, kratom fields will be converted to other crops, and access to kratom will end.

Please make the most generous commitment you can – and please do it today!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE $25, $50, $100 OR MORE.

I have sat across the table from some of the Indonesian officials we have to convince to keep kratom legal, and we are making headway in exposing the lies of the Trump FDA.

But we must expand the list of government officials we meet with to fight against the Minister of Health’s current ban.

If we don’t do this now, we will have lost the War on Kratom, and the Trump FDA will win by stopping kratom being grown in Indonesia.

Please help.

Please click the donation box below or the link above to make as generous a contribution as you can afford.

In reality, if we fail to act now – as in right now – kratom will no longer be available to consumers who desperately need it.

Your support and loyalty has brought us to this point where we are winning battle after battle in the United States in protecting your freedom to make your own decisions on your health and well-being.

That’s why the Trump FDA has taken the battle to where kratom is grown.

We cannot let them win.

Join this fight today!

Please contribute to the “Kratom Protection Fund.”

Sincerely,

C. M. “Mac” Haddow
Senior Fellow on Public Policy
American Kratom Association

CLICK HERE TO DONATE
American Kratom Association
5501 Merchants View Square #202
Haymarket, VA 20169
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