Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ACTION ALERT!!!: 8-31-16 - Help Stop The DEA's Attack On Kratom

Brandon Turbeville
August 31, 2016


The DEA has recently made an emergency decision to place Kratom on the Schedule I list of controlled substances.

Find more information about the issue here:

DEA Adds Kratom To Schedule I List Alongside Heroin

Kratom Now Schedule 1: Cartel Sex Scandal Shamed DEA Suppresses Herb Imports

What You Can And Need To Do:

1.) Support the American Kratom Association in their upcoming legal battle for civil liberties and health freedom. 

From the AKA:

After talking with some high level D.C. political folks who put out some feelers for us today, I do have a glimmer of hope that we can challenge this. It's a glimmer but it's there, shining through all my pain and devastation. Are you ready to RAGE with us???

Please donate so that we can hire a well connected, experienced attorney in DEA matters, a federal lobbying firm AND a public relations firm. All 3 will be needed for us to have a chance. Plus all the great grassroots work that's already been started. We will have a more formal plan of action together shortly. *Or if the site happens to be down (we've created problems for our host today due to the amount of traffic 😱), PayPal to

2.) Sign This Petition

3.) Contact the Relevant Authorities And Make Your Voice Heard:

Correspondence to the Department, including the Attorney General, may be sent to:
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
The Department may be contacted by phone at the following:
•Department Comment Line: 202-353-1555
•Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000
Peter J. Kadzik
Assistant Attorney General
Office of Legislative Affairs
(202) 514-2141
Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison
(202) 514-3465
Michael J Lewis, Office of
Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration; Mailing Address: 8701
Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152; Telephone: (202) 598–6812.
also please contact the assistant secretary of HHS, Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
E-mail Address:
Phone Number:
(202) 690-7694
Jim Esquea
Assistant Secretary for Legislation (ASL)
Phone Number:
Kevin Griffis
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
Phone Number:
Colleen Barros
Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA)
HHS Office of the Secretary
E-mail Address:
Phone Number:

Be sure to contact your U.S. House Representative and U.S. Senator and encourage them to pressure the DEA to back off its attack on Kratom.

4.) If you are a writer, please write relevant content regarding Kratom, Kratom freedom, etc. and post this material to your website or send it to Brandon Turbeville at Write to local newspapers and contact your local news media. Preferred angle for local outlets is that the DEA is attempting to ban a substance that reduces drug use and is incredibly safe. 

5.) Act as a liason between pro-Kratom organizations, anti drug war organizations, and pro-legalization organizations as well as groups that simply support individual choice in order to create a united front against this latest move by the DEA. 

Feel free to send your Action Slugs (reports on progress and activity) to 

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