Botanical defense needs 100,000 signatures against ban...Link here
Just signed the petition. I recommend that anybody that gets benefit from kratom to sign the petition.
(L) Revelation 22:2 And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. (L)
Thank you ..please do whatever you can to get more signatures. Post this link on any where else you feel would get more signatures. They don't have 1000 yet. This group does amazing work. I don't know if there's a special way to get the attention of this community but if so I feel now would be the time..
If you have a second copy and paste this:
1) in the BCC line of your email copy and paste the following email addresses
email@example.com, Bradley.Caouette@myfloridahouse.gov, Kyle.Alexandre@myfloridahouse.gov, Debbie.Dennis@myfloridahouse.gov, Jake.Farmer@myfloridahouse.gov, Karen.Sweeney@myfloridahouse.gov, David.Shane@myfloridahouse.gov, Janine.Kiray@myfloridahouse.gov, Pam.Nickell@myfloridahouse.gov, John.Hinchee@myfloridahouse.gov, Desinda.Wood-Carper@myfloridahouse.gov, Matthew.Yost@myfloridahouse.gov, Michelle.Sherfield@myfloridahouse.gov, firstname.lastname@example.org, Hardy.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Williams-Elam.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
2) in the body of your email
2016 Keep Kratom Legal FL
Dear Florida House & Senate Representatives,
Please help keep, Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) and/or its constituents Mitragynine and 7-hydroxy-mitragynine, legal in your state. I implore you to make an informed decision by educating yourself on the relative safety of this plant compared to coffee, alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs, and I urge you to research the medicinal potential that this plant has ALREADY displayed. Please re-consider placing this plant in the most severe scheduling category and consider reasonable legislation that would restrict its use to 18+ like other states already have and other states are considering. We are hoping that our elected officials will hear and represent us and support our freedoms to use this benign plant that has shared a safe history with our species for hundreds of years. The following are pertinent facts for your consideration:
Kratom is a plant, NOT a synthetic chemical or “Street Drug”
Kratom is in the same family as the coffee tree (Rubiaceae)
Kratom is no more habit forming than coffee see recent article by the cato institute, http://www.cato.org/blog/addiction-problem-case-kartom
Kratom has been safely used for thousands of years as a medicine
No one has ever died from taking Kratom alone.
It is impossible to overdose on Kratom
Tens of thousands of Americans can attest to the beneficial properties of Kratom
The state of WI may reverse their ruling to ban kratom see https://www.botanicallegaldefense.org/wisconsin-kratom-community-looking-to-deschedule-kratom/
Furthermore, Kratom and its 30+ active alkaloids show tremendous dietary supplement potential. The legislation, as it currently reads, would place Kratom and its alkaloids in the most severe scheduling category, schedule I. Making this plant and its constituents schedule I, effectively makes it impossible for legitimate researchers to discover and develop valuable medicines from Kratom that could benefit the lives of millions! This is not a sensible approach to regulating this plant.
Current peer reviewed studies on Kratom and its constituents have shown that Kratom has no acute toxicity, displays powerful antioxidant and antibacterial properties, assists with drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms, contains several oxindole alkaloids which have exhibited potent immunomodulation properties, and even contains constituents that have exhibited anti-cancer properties! A brief search in any scholarly database will present hundreds of peer reviewed studies and clinical trials that can attest to the medical potential of this plant.
A few more facts for you to consider when making your informed decision:
According to the CDC, cigarette smoking causes 440,000 deaths in the United States every year; about one of every five deaths in this country are caused by cigarettes!
Alcohol causes more than 1.2 million emergency room visits and 2.7 million physician office visits due to excessive drinking each year!
Pharmaceutical drugs are one of the leading causes of death in this country, killing one American every 19 minutes!
Prescription opiate pain killers account for more than 475,000 emergency room visits annually.
Over the counter pain relievers such as Tylenol send over 56,000 people to the emergency room each year with liver related complications.
The Mayo Clinic has reported a 28% increase in overall mortality in people who drink 4 cups of coffee per day.
In summary, the current proposed legislation places the medicinal herb Kratom and its constituents in the Schedule I category which is reserved for highly dangerous, addictive drugs that have NO medical value. The medical literature has proven Kratom and its constituents to be quite the contrary; a useful, safe, medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years without incident. Kratom does not present a significant threat to human health or safety, when compared to legal substances such as alcohol, tobacco, Rx medications, Tylenol, or even coffee! Scheduling this plant would prohibit any future research and criminalize tax paying, productive citizens in your state as drug users, who are simply benefiting from the use of this plant.
Thank you for your consideration,
YOUR NAME HERE
 S.N. Harizala, b, c, , S.M. Mansorb, , J. Hasnanc, J.K.J. Tharakana and J. Abdullaha Department of Neurosciences, School of Medical Sciences, UniversitiSains Malaysia, Centre for Drug Research, UniversitiSains Malaysia Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, UniversitiSains Malaysia 2010
 Evaluation of Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities of Aqueous, Methanolic and Alkaloid Extracts from Mitragyna Speciosa (Rubiaceae Family) Leaves. SuhanyaParthasarathy,Juzaili Bin Azizi, SurashRamanathan, , Sabariah Ismail, SreenivasanSasidharan, MohdIkramMohd. Said and Sharif MahsufiMansor.
UniversitiSains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine, Malaysia UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia Selangor, Malaysia 2009
Fitoterapia Volume 78, Issue 3, April 2007, Pages 182-185
García Prado, E., et al. "Antiproliferative effects of mitraphylline, a pentacyclicoxindole alkaloid of Uncariatomentosa on human glioma and neuroblastoma cell lines." Phytomedicine.2007; 14(4): 280-4.
 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Drug Abuse Warning Network: selected tables of national estimates of drug-related emergency department visits. Rockville, MD: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA; 2010.
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2006 Jun;15(6):398-405.
Estimates of acetaminophen (Paracetomal)-associated overdoses in the United States.
Nourjah P, Ahmad SR, Karwoski C, Willy M.
 Association of Coffee Consumption With All-Cause and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality
Junxiu Liu, MD Xuemei Sui, MD, PhD, Carl J. Lavie, MD, James R. Hebert, ScD, Conrad P. Earnest, PhD, Jiajia Zhang, PhD, Steven N. Blair, PED Published online 19 August 2013.
OK, I just signed. It's time to speak up for this plant that has saved lives.
I just heard that there's a bill here in New York State to outlaw kratom. I'm about to put on my grassroots politician hat...
Comfrey, my other favorite medicinal plant.
signed and hopefully I can get the local word out. :-bd
It was ugly but Victory for Florida!!!! Possible age restriction next year.
Why, what happened in Florida, Earthvine Kratom?
Comfrey, my other favorite medicinal plant.
That's awesome news, Just now got to look at that message Earth Vine. I agree that there should be an age restriction on it at 18 years old, for personally reasons and because it would help with the legality of it by preventing younger more irresponsible kids from associating it with other substances or clumping it with the "party drugs".