Monday, October 24, 2016

Denver Backs Off Kratom Ban, But DEA Still Poised To Ban

kratom-ban-action-alertBrandon Turbeville
October 22, 2016

In another small victory for kratom and kratom freedom, Denver, Colorado’s Department of Environmental Health has announced its plan to lift the ban on kratom in the city. The announcement comes only weeks after the DEH ordered stores all across the city to stop selling kratom and kratom products.

The DEH order came as a result of an announcement by the DEA of the latter’s intention to place kratom on schedule one of the Controlled Substances List. The DEA ridiculously labeled kratom as an imminent threat and produced hyped nonsensical evidence to only half-way prove its case.

This police state measure resulted in a massive backlash from kratom users, kratom proponents and supporters of individual freedom. As a result of the massive pressure applied to the DEA and the members of Congress, the DEA backed off its original plan to ban kratom at the end of August and instead is waiting for a public comment period to take place as well as input from the FDA.

Danica Lee, the Director on Inspections at the Denver Department of Environmental Health stated that, “The DEA’s recent actions suggest that they may not think these products pose an imminent health hazard as they initially indicated. If new information comes to our attention about the hazards posed by these products, DEH will evaluate it and make adjustments, if need be, to remain protective of public health.”

Despite these minor victories, kratom is by no means out of the woods. The DEA has merely kicked the can down the road for a few months, conveniently during the holidays when most Americans are concerned with shopping and family matters.

While kratom proponents may have won a battle, they have by now means won the war. We will continue to cover this issue in detail in the days and weeks ahead.

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Brandon Turbevillearticle archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 600 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at)

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