Keep Up the Great Fight to Keep Kratom Legal!

by | Jul 20, 2022 | American Kratom Association, Blog, Kratom Advocacy

Keep Up the Great Fight to Keep Kratom Legal!

Hello,

I am writing because we need your help to save kratom from an international ban. The United States almost banned kratom in 2016. The Food and Drug administration called kratom a public health crisis! We know kratom products and the effects of kratom are benign comparatively, but we are still seeing new kratom import alerts.

I have been part of the community since 2015. I started this kratom company in 2016 after using kratom for about a year. When I first found out about kratom I was amazed to say the least.

I almost did not want to talk to anyone about it from fear of this plant getting too popular. Guess what? That happened anyway!

I thought to myself, there is a plant out in the world that works better than what I was taking for years? Why haven’t I heard of it? Where was it hiding? Indonesia and Southeast Asia, I guess, and I started researching everything I could about Kratom.

Bali kratom was a type of kratom that was talked about and I was told Bali is a port in Indonesia not a place kratom is grown, but people were so familiar with the traditional names we just stuck with them. That is why we talk about and supply regional types of kratom and not talk so much about the variety of strains or strain names.

I contacted people in Indonesia, and we talked about Kratom. We shared emotional connections about Mitragyna Speciosa or Kratom Leaves. The official language Bahasa Indonesia was something that I was not too familiar with, so google translate was a valuable tool in the beginning. Google translate works wonders.

I found people that sold bunk kratom, or kratom mixed with other non-kratom leaves that were just in it for the money and others that really cared about kratom. The total population of Indonesia was 273,753,191 in 2021. That is a lot of people that could benefit from proper kratom wages. That is also a lot of people that can sell kratom from their backyard too!

Granted everyone in Indonesia wants a better quality of life and this plant gives them that quality of life they deserve. Most kratom farmers want regulations to ensure that they are getting paid properly. These farmers live in small villages in Indonesia and struggle to make ends meet. These ethnic groups need our help and need to be protected.

We found a great team and they are known as the Koprabuh and Komphar groups. The republic of Indonesia is much different than we are used to, and people are on a different type of clock. Not just being 11-13 hours ahead of the United States, but the lifestyle is more laid back.

I remember being told I will call you in a couple hours. Hours meant days. If you are told a few weeks, then you better figure a month. Very laid back compared to the United States.

These people care about the longevity and future of Kratom. They also make sure the harvesters are getting paid a fair wage. These are key facts for the future of Kratom.

Koprabuh started years ago planting kratom trees so that the wild kratom could flourish. Most people are unaware of the activities that go on in the background to sustain kratom. Much more than harvesting and drying kratom tree leaves.

I am hoping that we get there, and the World Health Organization does not stop all this progress that we have made over the years. We are a team, and we are the Kratom Community. Our group of people have always had a sense of community behind us. I know that we all have our differences and why we use Kratom.

We are a family, and We must come together for this plant that we love. We can all go back to whatever we we are doing after the World Health Organization backs off and sees our comments. (Update 2022 World Health Organization states no need for a formal review!)

The Kratom, Mitragynine, 7-hydroxymitragynine pre-review report from the World Health Organization was very promising when I read it.

People must know how important this plant really is to all of us. We must speak out and get the message out. We are the ones with the power to change the world if we only use our voices.

Granted some things are set in stone before they happen and we do not have a voice, but this is different. Kratom really helps people, and the majority will rule! People everywhere will see that there is a plant that helps.

I share my story with everyone that I meet in Life. Not to sell it either, but just to share the story about this wonderful plant. I am a business owner, but a huge advocate first!

In 2016 I was scared. I went to D.C. in 2016 and went through all the torment waiting for the decision. When I heard the DEA backed off, I was shocked.

I really thought that this plant that I finally found after 40 years is going to be banned. I do not want that happening and I know that you do not either. Kratom has a way of bringing people together for a common cause. I contacted everyone that I knew in the Cannabis community and asked for all their help with signatures and getting the word out.

The plant medicine community should always come together to support one another. When we work as a team, we will get things done the proper way.

I do not have all the answers, but I promise to always be honest and up front about my passion for plants and herbs that we use. I know that We all love Kratom! Some people may be scared to talk, or tell their story, but when I just relax and talk about kratom it comes naturally.

I still get a bit nervous talking in front of a lot of people, but that is part of human nature. Nobody likes public speaking. This plant changes lives and We need to come together as a community and win this again!

At Christopher’s Organic Botanicals we focus on customer service, a variety of lab tested kratom strains, and being able to buy kratom from a cgmp certified facility. We will have some more exciting products coming by the end of summer 2022! We will have additional kratom products available by the end of 2022.

We will do our best to bring you the best quality and variety of kratom products that the market has to offer. We will always do our best for you!

God Bless You and Be Safe!

Christopher

“This post was updated on Jul 20, 2022 at 03:07PM”

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