Finally, we are beginning to grow our standing in professional groups and with individuals who have been our adversaries until recently.
Yes, I'm well aware that we have a new battle -- once again! -- in Florida. This time, the legislature is taking up the question of banning Kratom sales and use statewide. This would be a bad precedent for other states and the USA, as a whole.
We need to keep those comments and phone calls coming to the Florida House of Representatives, and keep signing petitions circulated by the Botanical Legal Defense, please! It doesn't matter where in the United States you live, please let Florida lawmakers know this is a bad course of action.
Let them know you'll never take the kids to Disney World again (even if you hadn't planned to). Be polite, but let them know this is a bad move and will hurt vacationers with chronic pain and conditions that are best treated with Kratom.
Now, back to the Good News I promised you:
Opiate rehab clinics and sober houses are starting to show interest in using Kratom to help their clients stay off hard narcotics and alcohol. This makes a lot of sense from their point of view. For years drug rehab clinics have been famous for their poor success rate in keeping former patients off their former addictions.
Clinics graduates have only a 40-60% success rate on staying clean for their first year. Many times patients go back to their poisons with clean veins and die from overdose when they get tempted by heroin. Many former addicts tell me that Kratom helps them resist that temptation.
They go through all that effort and expense, only to die shortly afterward! What a shame!
back to old habits -- and the rehab industry's miserable track record -- it only makes sense to start learning from a winner! And Kratom is a winner -- it excels at removing monkeys from people's backs.
Kratom has been used for at least a couple centuries at helping opiate addicts get through withdrawal with amazing ease.
This leaves the pharmaceutical industry with fewer friends to speak up for them and more REAL help for drug addicts and alcoholics(which Kratom also helps).
It also could signal a healthy trend of smart, credible professionals beginning to use Kratom in their clinics. This could snowball in our favor and make states and the FDA reconsider banning the herb which is doing so much good.
I even heard of a probation officer who recommends Kratom to his clients! I've heard of a VA doctor who recommends it to veterans for PTSD.
It all makes sense because the pharmaceutical products these outfits were using don't work very well, plus they are very expensive and more addictive than heroin (but they're legal).
So, if the addict goes into rehab with a heroin habit and they leave with a suboxone habit, they're still strung out and will be paying Big Pharma for what could be years.
Eventually, those suboxone and methadone habits get tiresome and they will try Kratom, so why not skip all these intermediate steps and save them some money?
There is still a lot of work to be done. We're not "out of the woods yet", but we're making progress, thanks to you all.
Keep telling your family members, friends, and co-workers who have pain, depression, anxiety, and diabetes. If they would prefer a natural remedy to those side-effect-filled prescriptions the doctor hands out, they should take a close look at Kratom.
One more thing -- If anyone reading this has friends or family living in Broward County, Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), and they are registered voters, we need them to request some information from Representative Kristin Jacobs. You can find her email address on the link below:
Then send her this message (below), sign your name, home address, and phone.
Dear Representative Jacobs:
I am a registered voter in your district. Please inform me as to why you filed HB 287 to include Kratom on Florida’s Controlled Substance List, why did you choose Schedule I, and what scientific research you have relied upon?
When you receive the information, please forward it to:
Rachael Uhland I Legal Assistant I William R. Wohlsifer, PA
1100 East Park Ave, Ste B I Tallahassee, FL 32301
Tel: (850) 219-8888 I Fax: (866) 829-8174
Anyone who will do this for the cause will be Golden and can expect to receive thank-you gifts for doing us all a Big Favor. We need this information ASAP, please!