We, the undersigned, believe that mitragyna speciosa (commonly known as kratom) is an immensely beneficial herb for health and wellbeing and that its use should not be restricted.

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Wed 04 Apr 2012 13:38:08 BST
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Melanie C LeFur United States
Kratom is very helpful for my migraines, and no toxic effects for my liver and kidneys! Please keep it legal.
Kenneth Jernigan USA
Keep this herb legal!
Riley Johnson USA
good stuff, keep legal.
joshua hawkins USA
its only a good thing
karen kennay usa
Andrea Tuchawena America
Kratom is the answer to the out of control pain pill epidemic that plagues the world. I have friends who have become FREE from narcotics in a matter of days without any withdrawl, any need for a prescription, Rehab, or any costly Dr. Appts. PLEASE I am begging you, keep this tree legal and available to those it is helping. Otherwise you will continue to see people robbing the local pharmacy to get their pain pill addiction fed. Thankyou
Rebecca Forthman United States
This plant is not "sinister" nor a threat. It helped me get off prescribed narcotics. It is RIDICULOUS that the D.E.A is trying to make this plant Illegal. This plant has HUGE medicinal value and potential to help people with pain management and narcotic withdrawl. Making it illegal will just create an under ground market for it. More medical research should be done before it is compared to be equal to crack, meth and bath salts!It is not the "New Scourge" and I never experienced 1 side effect or withdrawl from it. God forbid we find something that makes quality of life better without destroying our liver or other horrible man made pharm. effects. Job security for the D.E.A. eh fellas? By the people for the people.
Sam Porter USA
Kratom is very beneficial in helping treat my ADHD and chronic pain, i can't imagine it being harmful enough to be illegalized, i prefer to treat my ailments with natural remedies instead of dangerous drugs, please keep kratom legal!
Lisa A Lloyd USA
It is rediculas to make plants that grow naturally illegal.
cassandra richardson  
Kristen Fischer United States
Deb Edgerly US
As a fibromyalgia sufferer we need to have the right to help ourselves when we are in pain. Gov control has already given me countless days of sever pain....
SuAnne L. McCollum United States
Kratom enabled me to stop "needing" pain meds. It is gentle and I believe way less harmful for the kidneys and liver. I am thankful to have this alternative to strong addictive prescription pain medications. SuAnne McColluj
Joshua C Aders USA
kratom is completely safe, i have been using kratom for years with no adverse effects. Ive had no problems with it at all. It has been very helpful for me and many of my friends
James David Scianno USA
Kratoms track record speaks for itself. Safe, safe, and safe.
Drew Morone USA
Laws regulating natural remedies are clearly meant to favor the pharmaceutical killing machine.
David Anthony Sims USA
Kratom is not a drug, its an herb!
brandon callaway united states
the government control is getting way out of hand
Jason Wilson USA
This is simply an herbal supplement that is similar to kava kava. That would be ridiculous to ban this.
Rand Guthrie usa
Jonathan Grose USA
Kratom is an plant with great medical and healthy benefits. Since it is a natural herb that originates from a plant, it falls under the DSHEA of the FDA rules making it a legal dietary supplement and should not be banned.
Shawn M Mahoney United States
As a person of Anthropological and Entheobiological interests. I feel this plant should remain, freely available for study,and traditional use.
Shawn Mahoney
joel palmer United States
Karen Vealey United States
Keep it legal. It helps so many people in such a variety of ways.
brittney ortiz United States
I suffer from chronic migraines, and anxiety. Kratom has dramatically changed my life, I would be miserable without it.
Melanie Morgan United States
Pierre Claude Nolin Quebec
Lisa Leavitt Canada
Kirby Heffernan USA
This is a joke that they would even propose a ban anywhere on this tree.
John D. Wallace Canada
Salma Ataullahjan Canada
We need to keep plants like this legal.
Rachel Bedard Canada
If you ban this "tree" everyone will just grow their own. Its just that easy to do! stock up on seeds folks, if a ban is placed on this tree then make it found everywhere!
Dylan Leavitt Canada
Kratom has been a life saver, I was dependent on Opiate and benzo combinations to keep vicious migraines at ease. Once I was introduced to this plant I was able to slowly taper off the doctor prescribed pills and only use this plant!
Jessica Watson  
Ron Matney United States
Carolyn Huffman united states
shawn hernandez united states
crystal hernandez united states
floyd reasons usa
Amalesh Yatri Parajuli U.S.A./Nepal
I take Kratom for back pain, mild depression and anxiety. It is extremely effective and a much healthier alternative to common prescription opiates. Please keep this valuable plant resource available for those who need it now and those to come.
Mariusz Piskorz United Kingdom
I use Kratom for pain relief from back pain and headaches. A natural leaf, with no negatives side effects!
Ryan J. McDonell US
This has been the only effective pain reliever I've come across during the years of chronic neck and back pain, please do not ban this tree.
Solomon David Crews USA
David McColm United States
For too long, the FDA and AMA have allowed big Pharma to hold the sick and suffering of our nation hostage to the repetitious expense of LESS THAN EFFECTIVE "Pain Killers", with numerous side-effects like addiction and possible death from overdose.
Brady Jesson USA
steven c pye II USA
keep Kratom legal.
Josh Weinberg USA
Jared Minty Canada
I have friends that have kicked severe long term opiate addictions with this plant! Keep it legal. It helps!
Gabrielle McIntyre Livingston United States
kimberly thomas-tague USA
I have been taking Kratom for 1 year for Fibromyalgia pain. I have been able to discontinue multiple pain killers which had been causing many unwanted side effects. Without Kratom, I would have no alternative but to go back to these harmful pain drugs.
Gary Bourgeois Canada
I have found Kratom to be a very safe and effective natural alternative to other painkillers. In my experience Kratom is non addictive and has no withdrawal symptoms, unlike other legally prescribed medications such as codeine and other opiate based drugs
Clerg Stark USA
Randy Bernacki United States
Kratom is such a wonderful and beneficial herb, it has helped me through depression and cured my anxiety.
Rachel Calice United States
Kratom isn't crack, meth, heroin, opium, or any other life destroying, personality altering, impetus to knock some old lady over the head for her purse substance.
James Gardner United States
Kratom is beneficial to thousands of people with a variety of problems
John Woodin Canada
I use Kratom for pain relief from back pain and headaches. A natural leaf, with no negatives side effects!
Tyson James Ruth United States of America
Kratom is a truly benign substance with no addictive tendencies yet proven factually. Far more destructive to society are the multitudes of socially acceptable substances such as alcohol, tobacco, SSRI uptake drugs, coffee, caffeine, and benzodiazepines.
Marisol Silva United States
Keep it legal!!! Ban modern medicine it's killing us off slowly!!
Washington luis brasil
It is a very beneficial herb with medicinal properties that have no side effects or health hazards.
Brianne Poulin  
denyse doran Canada
Chelsie dawn glasscock  
John Boyd USA
Safe natural herbal product. After having my liver checked, it seems to have helped. I had liver problems before using Kratom, but now my doctor tells me its all clear.
Ryan Hague Canada
Graham Fraser Canada
A safe, all natural alternative to the harder and heavily addictive pharmaceutical options for stress, depression, and pain.
Katha Teed Canada
I had sleep disorder for 15 years. I worked as a painter in the Film Industry doing physical labour for 10 hrs a day and I struggled by on 3 to 4 hrs sleep a night. I discovered Kratom Tea and the first time using it I slept for 8 hrs. I brew a pot of Kratom Tea each night and I can now sleep.
If you or anyone you know has suffered from sleep disorder you will understand how life changing this is. It has improved all aspects of my life. This is a very important medicinal plant that must be made readily available to all.
Nick Ten Canada
Best natural pain reliever out there!
Ian Davis  
Daniel Cleland Canada
Kratom is a plant that allows me to enjoy a mildly altered state without consuming poisonous chemicals like alcohol or pharmaceuticals.
Michael Gorczynski Belgium
Great herb that subtly makes me feel good; awesome option people should know about!
Irfhan Rajan canada
tinabarefield usa
Craig hallett United States
Chasen Kukuda United States of America
Keep Kratom Legal!!!!
kayti bricker united states
Cynthia Lemon  
Stephen Daniel Williams United States
Kimberly Humpfer United States of America
Erica Meissner U.s.a
Shannon Hawkey Canada
ANY plant that is of use to ANYONE for medical puposes should always be kept legal. It is sad times when milk, hemp, vitamins, and minerals are illegal, and booze, cigarettes, and prescription drugs that kill thousands a year is made legal! The people are on to your game, and ready to beat you at it!!!
Justin Welch USA
Byron J Habich USA
Kratom saved me from Heroin addiction, I have a chronic cough since being a child that NOTHING helps, Kratom stops it. It motivates me. Kratom has been a miracle to me. Save my medicine.
Barry Andrew Madison USA
Keep This Legal
Tim Hofman Netherlands
Toby Oliver UK
Kratom has helped me immensely where other conventional therapies and medications have failed. Criminalising this herb would be counterproductive, absurd and deeply immoral. Efforts should be made to understand Kratom, not blithely ban it.
Rosette Wade United States
It is an all natural herb that helps many illnesses and people, why would you try to take that option away from people?!
Doreen Drapal United States
I discovered Kratom by looking for alternative therapies for irritable bowel syndrome, something I have suffered with for the past three years. I tried many herbal, prescription and diet related therapies for it without any relief. For three years due to a difficult situation this condidtion persisted, and I was unable to leave my home in the early am hours, due to pain and many trips to the bathroom. I am an RN and work the night shift at a local hosptial. I was being prescribed narcotics, which worked but left me feeling depleated, tired and off. I tried Kratom about 6 months ago, and have had very few irritable bowel attacks. I now have started to go back to the gym, and the terrible depression that accompained it, has been lifted a bit. I do not drink alcohol or use anything other than vitamins, or other herbs such as valerian for sleep. Kratom has been a god send to me. As a healthcare provider, I can say I would definately recommend Kratom to others for various conditions without fear it would harm them. My hope is to become a holistic health care practioner, and without this herb being available I can say it would be a terrible loss to those it could help.
Nick Johnson United States
Jeremy V Washburn United States
Very subtle and relaxing product used for sleeping or relaxation of stress related issues. Amazing alternative to commonly used products you can get through prescription that are much more addictive and harsh on the body. - Jeremy W
Kehlyn Lumley United States of America
joshua hinson United States
kratom is an amazing herb with multiple medicinal purposes it helps my anxiety and depression plus i have chronic back pain and i take it for that as well its an amazing herb.
Bliss May USA
Kratom is a good for the body. It is not something you get high from.
Jacob Melton U.S.A
My doctor perscribed me zoloft to help with my depression, but it did the exact oppisite. I recently found Kratom, and it signifigantly helps with my depression.
matthew foster  
Let dumb people do what they do because if they want they will still be able to get no Mayer what just like anything else and the people who use out right will be the ones who suffer.
Michelle Regnier U.S.A.
kratom is a natural legal product hat is in no way a. drug as pharmaceuticals would like it to be so they can make mney off it.....people do not want to use drugs if they do not have to and if there is something that is a nutritional supplement keei legal
Wouter Bijdendijk Netheralnds
Please keep kratom legal. It helps a lot o people to relax.
Jessica K. Gerner United Sates
Keep Kratom legal
James Hamill United States
Kratom has only helped me. It has ONLY been beneficial. It is not addicting and offers nothing but positive to my life.
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