Just in via The American Kratom Association:
“Senator Mike Lee and Congressman Mark Pocan recently cosigned a letter to the Biden Administration to stop kratom bans.
AKA applauds U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, Congressman Mark Pocan for calling on Biden Administration to oppose efforts to ban Kratom
Lawmakers pen letter to Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield andHHS Secretary Becerra
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Kratom Association today applauded U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Congressman Mark Pocan of Wisconsin for their efforts to prevent a potential international ban on kratom…Their letter calls on Biden Administration officials – specifically U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra – to oppose a move by the World Health Organization (WHO) that could add kratom to the 1971 UN Convention on psychotropic substances. Full text of the letter is included below.
“We are grateful for Sen. Lee and Congressman Pocan’s support in urging the Biden administration to oppose efforts at the international level to ban kratom,” said American Kratom Association Senior Fellow on Public Policy Mac Haddow. “American consumers, scientists, and lawmakers have previously and clearly voiced their opposition to domestic efforts to schedule kratom as a controlled substance. It is critical that federal officials at Health and Human Services and our representatives to the UN stand firmly in defense of the will of the American people and not allow the whims of international actors to dictate our domestic policy…”