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.
Wed 04 Apr 2012 13:38:08 BST
|Dylan Burns||United States of America|
|Benjamin Kluver||United States|
This is a miracle plant. It has helped people I personally know from pain to anxiety and even weight loss. There is so much I can say about it it would take forever. Please keep it LEGAL!
|joshua cole sizemore||usa||
kratom is not harmful and does not make people dangerous or impared even the slightest bit, it should stay legal. Many people claim they feel ''nothing'' after even large amounts of kratom. I take kratom for pain and energy and I can say from personal expieriance over the last four years that kratom is completely safe. I never feel high just energized and good. Not impared or even like an opiate it at all. There is also no risk of overdose because if you ingest too much you will simply regurgitate it back out of you.
|Heinrich Matthews||South Africa|
|Aaron Wayne Stark||USA||
This is not a synthetic drug. It is all natural and it's helped both of my parents with chronic pain when other prescription medication could not.
|Susan C Groom Mortensen||USA||
Keep the FDA and Government OUT of our healthcare!
|jerry f battaglia||u.s.a.||
it has notably come to my attention that kratom fills many needs medically.My belief due to it being simply user friendly and a safe natural cure that many pharmetcutical compines intentionally over look to provide very large profits not only to themselves but investors as well.Let the fda know that this is a peoples choice and should be allowed to be controlled by and only for the people who wish to use it for its true midisinal uses.
If this becomes illegal, we'll be fighting for decades to re-legalize it again. Keep the taxes we pay on this product and don't give more criminals cause to take over this helpful herb!
This plant should not be scheduled. If regulation is inevitable, then it ought to be regarded in a manner similar to tobacco. Even though it's not nearly as addictive. This herb has helped my with stress, anxiety, and depression on important occasions.
I have friends that have stopped using Hydrocodone and illegal drugs by using small amounts of this leaf. This herb is safer than coffee, alcohol, and other legal drugs that are sold and taxed. Keep Kratom legal!
|Charles Francis Wusthoff III||United States of America||
I have a painful type of terminal cancer. Synthetic pain medications have induced so many negative physical/psychological side effects that i refused pain management, living in agony until a botanist introduced me to kratom which has helped me live life
|Soren Du Borg||USA||
I benefit greatly from having Kratom available legally.
Keep it legal
|Josh Harenberg||United States||
This herb should not be made illegal. It has cured my alcoholism and my social anxiety disorder. If you want to make something illegal, make alcohol illegal. It kills people and steals their lives!
I broke my back 15 yrs ago and have serious pain all day every day. Kratom takes away my pain and gets me active again, without the use of drugs!
Keep it legal. It is noting like the bath salts and spice. We can afford to ban anymore stuff anyway. We are broke.
Much safer then pain pills!
|Tracy Singer||United States||
We are quite aware that the war on Kratom is just a ruse to keep money in the pockets of big pharmaceuticals. Please stop putting profits over people and let cures happen.
|Harrison J. Craig||United States of America|
PLease leave these incredibly healing plants alone as nature intended not to be managed by the FDA!!!
|Olivia Spencer||United States|
|Chris Wallace||United States|
|Marcos Casillas||United States||
You would make this illegal when teenagers can purchase alternatives that are 'not suggested for human consumption'?
|Bill Maynor||United States||
Please keep Kratom legal. This is an herb that is beneficial to the human body.
|Frank Esquibel||united states|
|Chantelle M. Bennifield||USA|
Please keep this alternative to evil methadone accesible!!
Kratom saves lives everyday!!!!
|john graham||united states||
Keep it legal politicians
This helps with chronic joint pain (knees and lower back) and lack of energy. It really helps me stay productive throughout the work day
i use this valuable herb for insomnia, anxiety and fibromalgyia. lacking health insurance like so many other americans, this plant makes my life tolerable and enables me to hold down a job. without it I would be in dire straits and living would be intolerable. banning kratom would destroy any chance i have of happiness in a country without universal access to mental healthcare coverage.
|Giovanny Ramos||United States||
Please keep my Kratom legal. I can't afford expensive pain medication.
Kratom helps this old woman manage pain, depression and anxiety.
|Sarah G Brown||United States|
Kratom is amazing and safe. It is in a class by itself. It has been the best thing for my constant depression and fatigue.
|Istvan Simon||United Kingdom||
Keep this legal!! Thx
|William Harris Franklin Grayson||United States of America||
Kratom has given me the support I need to continue on with my life. Due to horrible back spasms and chronic pain I have been prescribed pain pills for years now. Kratom has provided me with amazing relief and its NATURAL.
Kratom is a wonderful medicinal plant that has helped many people around me.
|Kro Derp||United States||
I like legal things
|massimo tosco||costa rica|
|Elliott Hartung||United States|
|mateo parra||United States|
|Aaron M W||United States||
Its a medicinal plant. Many uses.
I suffer from dep, bone spurs and arthritis . Before i found kratom it was adaily struggle to get myself to work. Many days i couldnt get out of bed.. Dr.s gave me pain meds which i grew addicted to. Kratom has saved my life.
|chris allard||united states||
This is a natural Plant that doesn't kill people like some of the research chemicals that are being outlawed. People have used Kratom safely for thousands of years. Much safer than any of the pharmaceuticals the FDA approves.
|Mac Stewart||United States||
This is the best pain relief fro back pain that I have experienced...I am so glad to be able to cut back on my harmful prescription med. Please let people control their own health.
|Erika Michelle Espinoza||USA|
|Allen Kanter||United States||
Kratom saved my life, I was addicted to legal and cheap opium made from poppy seeds. Having got off opiates with suboxone in the past, I knew i never again wanted to feel that pain coming off that. Kratom is cheaper+much easier to get off. Keep it legal!
Kratom has saved my life; along with many of my friends'. It is better and cheaper than methadone and highly recommend it to anyone who is trying to get clean.
|Chad M Binter||USA||
Outlawing something doesn't make it go away, it just forces it underground. Why a government would wish to turn millions of law abiding citizen into criminals overnight simply on a whim should be bothersome to all. Keep this all natural plant LEGAL!
government cannot just make a plant illegal : it's stupid, plants are safer than lab medicines
I use to take 20 Advils a day sometimes more so I did researc h and found kratom when using kratom my cronic pain is released and I stopped taking advil that kills your liver I have never had bad side effects while using kratom
|justin taylor||United States|
I hope this useful, non threatening plant remains legal, cause I'm in no position monetary wise to pay for any pharmaceutical drugs to help with my back pain ( arthritis ). Thanks
Danny Oren Spies
|Jonathan Paul Rasch||USA||
A Wise Addicts Testimony:
I have had a history of polysubstance abuse since I was 13 years old, beginning with marijuana and graduating to harder drugs such as MDMA and Methamphetamine. As I have grown wiser, my desire to abuse these drugs declined as my desire to succeed grew. While I was easily able to quit the harder drugs, I began to turn to narcotics during the day and alcohol at night. I used the narcotics to self medicate sypmtoms of fatigue and depression, and a love hate relationship developed. I loved the narcotics because they helped me function, and I hated them because my quality of life diminished when I was not. I turned to a low dose of methadone in an attempt to curb my dependence, yet my dependence grew.
Kratom has literally saved my life. I do not get high from Kratom; not by my definition of high anyway. Aside from Kratom eliminating any withrawel symptoms entirely, it has become a substitute for almost every substance I ever have had a desire to abuse. While my meth days have been over for years, I often had the desire to use adderall to aid me in my college studies. Kratom is now my study aid, and even use it in luei of caffiene. For someone with high blood pressure, it is a healthy alternative to caffiene for me because kratom does not effect my blood pressure.
Furthermore, I have noticed that I do not have a desire to drink alcohol either. The sense of clarity and well being I attain from Kratom use is satisfying to me that I do not wish to alter that by clouding my mind with alcohol.
Kratom does not make me high, it helps me to feel normal. For the past 17 years I have always felt anything but normal, and tears come to my eyes as I can testify that not only do I feel normal but I love the feeling.
Furthermore, I have never suffered any withdrawel symptoms from Kratom, and I have found the psychological benefits I attain while using Kratom have remained present even in periods of Kratom abstinence.
I have heard it said that Kratom is not a miracle cure, but it has performed miracles for me.
Kratom has done wonders for my depression when drugs have done little. There is no reason. Absolutely NO reason for outlawing this plant. The FDA and the legal system are completely off their rockers.
|Deusz Sage||United States||
After a year if taking the meds doctors were giving me, which put me in the hospital many times themselves, I found Kratom in which I can go a week without. Had I tried that with the pills the doctors gave me I'd have grand mals. Kratom saved me from pain
Kratom has helped many people get their lives back from pain and other ailments. For some it's the only thing that helps, and the only thing some can afford. The benefits FAR out weight any negatives, and the negatives are few and minor.
|Duane Ray Irvin||United States||
kratom is not being used by junkies. they dont shoot it up they dont snort it most dont like it because they cant abuse it like the pills they get from the pain clinics and at the end of the day when they are sick seems to be good enough i love kratom
Keep this legal! It has helped my arthritis and fibromyalgia, and it's completely natural!!!!
|cody nathan hanson|
|cody nathan hanson|
Kratom is a natural and a great safe alternative for many people with chronic pain. Nothing is bad about this natural plant. To illegalize it is a great crime towards humanity.
|Ryan Ford||United States||
Keep this legal!!!!!!!
|Jan C Hills||USA, Australia||
Keep the power of our health in the people's hands. Kratom is not harmful to health or society. Allow us to ease our own pain without doctors or corporations.
|jonathan McCrory||United States|
|Bryan Thomas White||United States||
There is absolutely no sensible reason to send in swat teams and rabid dogs to keep... responsible adults from knowingly taking a risk that is far, far, far less than alcohol. Please don't create bloodshed out of what is a minor health risk.