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Time Is Running Out To Stop Kratom Ban – Need Comments To DEA

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 Talon    716

When the DEA announced that it was backing off of its decision to go through emergency procedures to place kratom on the Schedule 1 list of controlled substances, kratom proponents all over the country rejoiced. This meant that the announcement of the DEA’s intentions only 30 days prior would not take effect at the beginning of October.

Unfortunately, it appears that most kratom activists completely misinterpreted the DEA’s decision. Pulling away from listing kratom as Schedule 1 was not a decision against banning kratom. It was only a decision to stop pursuing the ban in an emergency fashion.

Basically, the DEA is marching forward with its plan to ban the herb but it wants to give the illusion of democracy and freedom before it does so.

The DEA announcement essentially postpones the ban as the agency takes comments from the public regarding their opinions and experiences with the plant. Unfortunately, however, the jubilation of many kratom activists seems to have overtaken pragmatism and strategy since the turnout of posting comments is drastically lower than the turnout in the month of September when users thought the substance was going to be banned.

In order to keep kratom legal it is imperative that all people of goodwill immediately mobilize and begin to take the simplest of actions such as posting public comments in the appropriate place on the DEA website. The comment period has a small window of opportunity only lasting until December 1st, 2016.

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/11/time-running-stop-kratom-ban-need-comments-dea.html

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We should NOT have to convince the DEA why their actions are wrong. They take away our natural rights and expect us to beg for them back? They ignore or suppress medical studies and expect us to accept their "findings"?

Guess what, people. The government throws us a few bones to make it seem like the system works. "Just keep voting and petitioning, and eventually we'll get satisfaction!" Meanwhile the gov. is bombing the sh!t out of other countries, trying to overthrow their leaders to spread "democracy" and to end terrorism. It's all BS!

Oh, you don't like your president? Not to worry, we'll get to vote a new one into office in four more years! Woot!

Somebody recently posted this to /r/C_S_T: Fastest litmus test for Trump: End the state of emergency That's just one test we can use to determine the legitimacy of Trump's claims. The key is not listen to promises only. The key is to see what is NOT being changed for the better. President after president, things have gotten worse. Look not at what is only happening in your own country, but what your country's government is doing to other countries. To me, it all looks f*cked with no end in sight.

Sorry-not-sorry for the rant, but every four years people forget and act like the system is actually working, or will work "this time". "This time for sure!"

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 Talon    716

Chris Bell is a director, producer and writer, known for his documentaries "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*", "Trophy Kids", and "Prescription Thugs" and his latest project is on the controversy surrounding the plant Kratom.

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