UPDATE, 2/1: VICTORY in MISSISSIPPI! We have successfully defended the state of Mississippi from passing two Kratom related ban bills! SB 2475 has been called dead due to not making it out of committee by the bill deadline, and HB 974 has been passed out of the committee with a due pass recommendation with the two lines related to banning Kratom removed. We could not have done this without you – thank you all for your calls, emails, and other efforts to educate legislators in Mississippi. We’re closely watching Kansas and West Virginia, so stay tuned for updates on how you can help those states too!
UPDATE, 1/29: The lines pertaining to kratom in HB 974 have been removed from the bill. At this time, there is no longer a bill in the Mississippi House to ban kratom. We will know the status of the Senate bill by the end of the day tomorrow. Thank you for your hard work on this issue!
UPDATE, 1/25: SB 2475 bill came up for discussion today in the Senate Drug Policy Committee. Despite the committee chair still thinking kratom should be placed in Schedule I, the committee voted to table to issue. This is a win – FOR NOW. The issue can still can still come up, so hang tight and we’ll let you know if/when we will need your help again. Many thanks to all who contacted Mississippi legislators – they read your emails and they listened!
(ORIGINAL POST from 1/24: Mississippi’s State Legislature has introduced two bills to ban kratom: SB 2475 in the Senate, and HB 974 in the House. There is a hearing scheduled for SB 2475 in the Senate Drug Policy Committee on Thursday, January 25, and HB 974 has been referred to the House Drug Policy Committee as well. The lawmakers on these committees need to hear from YOU, the kratom community.
Please use the form below to urge Mississippi legislators to keep kratom legal!)