Keep Kratom Legal in Tennessee

Tennessee Kratom

 

Let Tennessee Legislators know there’s no reason to ban kratom!

Please contact members of Tennessee’s Senate Judiciary Committee and House Criminal Justice Committee, and urge them to remove ALL KRATOM LANGUAGE from SB 2258 and HB 1832.

Please use the form below to urge Tennessee legislators to keep kratom legal!


Tennessee Call to Action - February 2018

  • Email Tennessee Legislators

    Your input from the form below will be sent to all members of Tennessee's Senate Judiciary Committee and House Criminal Justice Committee. Use our sample letter as a guide, and be sure to personalize it with a unique subject line as well as your own perspective and experiences. Your story matters - share it!
  • Please be courteous

    We are asking the recipients for their assistance, and we hope to educate them about kratom. These are your representatives; they are NOT the enemy! Please keep this in mind when drafting your email and present your case with the utmost respect.
  • Your Message

    Please add your message (see suggestions below this form). It is IMPERATIVE that you include an original subject & add personal anecdotes. We need legislators to understand that these are authentic stories from real people.
  • Please send your unique message in the form above - Your legislators want to hear YOUR voice and YOUR story. Here is a sample letter (please DO NOT copy and paste; our efforts are more effective if they are individualized):

    I am writing in regards to SB 2258 and HB 1832, which are attempting to schedule constituent alkaloids in the plant leaf kratom: Mitragynine & 7-Hydroxymitragynine. I urge you to remove all kratom language from these bills.

    University professors and scientists, world-renowned addiction experts, and the nation's leading toxicologists came together to produce not one, but two 8 Factor Analyses totaling 383 pages of factual scientific data highlighting the positive safety profile, non-addictive potential, and overall low abuse profile of kratom. The most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System and published in the journal Clinical Toxicology shows "no deaths whatsoever from dietary supplements across the board or any other dietary ingredient." Scientific study has proven that mitragynine, a natural constituent of the kratom leaf, will not cause respiratory depression, which is how most opiate overdose deaths occur.

    Given these facts, there is more than enough research and evidence in support of kratom being a safe herb that millions of Americans use to support their health and overall well-being. We understand your legislature's desire to uphold public health and safety, and we share the common goal of seeing unsafe products removed from the market. However, we politely ask that the you remove from kratom from SB 2258 and HB 1832, as it does not meet the qualifications for a Schedule I substance. The peer reviewed science and research that was requested by our elected officials and the DEA is still fresh from last year.

    In light of the above, I am asking that you please reconsider banning kratom in Tennessee and remove all kratom language from SB 2258 and HB 1832.
  • __________________________________________________________________

  • Your Information

    Please provide some contact information. Lawmakers are much more likely to read your message if they know it's been sent by one of their constituents. In this case, It's especially important that legislators know these messages are sent by real people with real kratom stories.
  • Please do not use a yahoo.com email address or we cannot send mail on your behalf.