The users of Kratom would get disturbed to accept the ban that could be imposed on Kratom products by the Drug Enforcement Agency. It would be a surprising fact that there were more 100,000 petitions raised against the ban of Kratom in the year 2006. It would be even more surprising to know that even collecting 40,000 signatures is extremely difficulties these days. You could get astonished seeing these statistics and a question arises in your mind saying where did such an incredible number of people go? The answer is quite simple, every fight should be single. We can’t expect a group or community behind us and then fight. I want every co-user of Kratom to stand alone and make a point on the injustice. The following description will allow you to get a concise picture of how to join the community and participate in a fight and create an impact.
- Understand the entity against whom you are raising the voice:
Since we are mere consumers standing against the ban of Kratom, it is not just your strategy, but your duty to understand the organization, against which we are fighting. You shouldn’t think we are straight away fighting with one or two government institutions. The reality is in (or will be in) contrary to all your misconceptions.
We are rebelling against huge corporate entities that could have the ability to command the entire economy. The companies could even influence the governing powers of Washington, it must be a sincere fight against which could only result in success.
Here is the timeline of events that took place in context to Kratom ban:
It started as a social media campaign which was commenced by Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the FDA and his fellow subordinates. They had started giving some baseless allegations against Kratom powder and its abilities, and some indefinite scientific reports are posted as proofs at the social media platforms. It gives so much sorrow to accept the fact that there are hundreds of non-Kratom users who had believed their claims.
There was patent filed on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) by Alexander Kariman who had registered his patent on all the active alkaloids in Mitragynine Speciosa. It is hard to believe that there is no proof of Alexander Kariman exists except in the documents of USPTO.
If we go through the patent application of Kariman, what we observe is that the claim is absolutely absurd. His claim states that he had invented all the alkaloids which could cease many kinds of pains include the acute pains that are associated with Cancer.
It is very spine-chilling to know that both the FDA allegations and Patent claims happen in the same month in the span of weeks.
It is said that FDA is monitoring all the trading activities related to Kratom closely and the reason is to track and shut them down blatantly. If you are a regular user, your vendor is also under surveillance.
The statement of the commissioner of FDA has added some strength to this assumption, as he said, Kratom is a dangerous substance and it had been a sole cause for so many deaths.
If we study the patent application, it says a lot of good things about the Kratom. It could be conceived in a way even FDA is aware of the benefits of Kratom but it is on mission contrary to its beliefs by defaming the image of Kratom power in the public perception.
We do not have any conclusive confirmation which serves as the reason for FDA’s and other institution’s anguish towards Kratom.
2) Know your sympathizers and supporters:
It is very important to have concrete opinions while you are in the midst of the fight. It is inevitable to know your supporters or who are with you and against you. To protect Kratom from the ban, it must be a fight with strong voices. It is rather impossible to fight without the help of your supporters.
FDA is trying to prove that Kratom is a highly dangerous substance and it has could cause millions of deaths if it is left as it is. That is actually an extremely exaggerated and groundless charge on Kratom powder which is used by thousands of people in the United States alone.
Knowing your companion is important, American Kratom Association is one such strong companion who would help you in this fight against FDA’s propaganda.
Dr. Jack Henningfield is another friend of against the agenda of FDA. He had made an 8-factor analysis on Kratom and concluded that there is no harm that this product could lead to.
The FDA’s commissioner’s tweets are adversely effective in mispresenting the facts, he had tweeted a number of times that Kratom (opioid) is extremely fatal and the death toll is increasing every year.
There are some more knowledgeable personalities who are supporting this cause i.e. Dr. Christopher McCurdy for instance.
- Don’t look back, Never calm down:
The fight against unjust can’t become a success unless there’s consistency involved with it. Individuals shouldn’t relax after taking a step; rather they should take every chance to prove their point right.
You should also understand that this isn’t a combat neither with weapons, artillery nor this is a fight in between two mega powers. It is a fight for proving a fact.
As a first step, you can file a petition in the American Kratom Association which will be sent to DEA. Make sure you file the petition today.
If you want to fight and prove your point right, you shouldn’t depend on any controller or a leader. You must become a strong voice and lead. If you lead yourselves with conviction and determination, there is no point that we lose this fight.