The FDA and Big Pharma are Ramping up Attacks on Kratom

We Need Your Help to Stop Them!

Failing to keep up our fight in Congress and in state legislatures would be the worst possible scenario for the Kratom Community.
Dear Kratom Warrior:

I hope you will take a minute to read this email.

We all know the FDA and Big Pharma are ramping up their attacks on kratom. The FDA and CDC are using the recent salmonella outbreak to single out kratom product manufacturers and retailers to force them out of business.

And the FDA has convinced some of its allies in the U.S. Congress to file legislation to make any substance that hits the mu opioid receptors in the brain a Schedule I substance.  

The FDA anti-kratom propaganda machine is bullying state legislators all over the country to ban kratom.   

Failing to keep up our fight in Congress and in state legislatures would be the worst possible scenario for keeping kratom legal.

If you agree with me, then I need your immediate help. In just over a week, the AKA will face a budget deadline where we have to keep our lobbying teams on the ground in Washington, D.C. and in more than eight states – and, trust me, that is expensive to do – and I have to make a recommendation to the AKA Board of Directors on new science we need to fight the latest FDA assault on kratom.

If we fall short of the funding goal, then the FDA and Big Pharma will have a field day claiming they are winning the battle. Our enemies will highlight the failure to fund these lobbying efforts to keep kratom legal as a significant defeat for our cause.

The FDA wants to use the failure to fund our lobbying teams and science research as a sign of weakness – and use that to convince the DEA they should accept the bogus scheduling recommendation to ban kratom.

We have to send the FDA a strong message that we are not going away, we refuse to be bullied and we will expose every lie they tell whenever they tell it . But I desperately need your help to keep taking that fight to the FDA and Big Pharma.

Please contribute as much as you can afford to let me know I can count on you.

When I was asked to take over the AKA, I committed to improve the organization, make us stronger, and bring professional advocacy and a commitment to good science. I took the job because I share the strong commitment you have to keep kratom legal. 

Now I need your help.

Your donation today to the AKA will guarantee the FDA and Big Pharma will know that our voice and fight to keep kratom legal will continue, and we are NOT going anywhere. And it will let me know that I can count on you for the battles ahead of us.


Dave Herman, Chairman
American Kratom Association

P.S. In about 10 days Congress will be back from recess and we will be facing our largest fundraising deadline of the year, and it’s critical we keep our lobbyists working in Washington and in the state capitols and continue to fund our scientific research – and, with your help, hopefully increase those efforts. I need to know you are with me. Please let me know by making a contribution right away.

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