Florida Call to Action

We don’t want kratom banned in FL and as of now there are TWO proposed bills from the House (HB 183) and Senate (SB 424) asking for exactly that. Now, it’s time for our response, the kratom community’s response, YOUR response.
  • Email Members of Florida's House & Senate Criminal Justice Subcommittees

    Use this inclusive form to email and encourage all members of Florida's House and Senate Subcommittees on Criminal Justice to vote no on a Kratom ban in Florida.

    We've provided a sample letter below, similar to to the hugely successful Pocan/Salmon letter that gathered a whopping 51 Congressmen and women to sign in favor of kratom. You’ve experienced the power of the people rallying to make change happen, let’s do it again.

    Use our sample letter as a guide, and be sure to personalize it with your own perspective and experiences. Your story matters - share it!

  • Your Message

    Please add your message (see sample letter 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. Yes, you will get a copy 🙂
  • DO NOT BE RUDE!

    We are asking the recipients for their assistance. 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.
  • 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 HB 183 and its companion bill, SB 424, which are attempting to schedule the alkaloids of the herb Kratom, Mitragynine & 7-Hydroxymitragynine.

    Kratom is a tropical plant in the coffee family from Southeast Asia that has been used to promote energy and support general health and vitality. Kratom is inherently safe and shares many therapeutic constituents with other widely recognized medicinal plants such as Cat’s Claw and Yohimbe, which currently enjoy widespread safe usage as dietary supplements in the United States and abroad.

    In 2015, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement released a 15 page paper titled Kratom – Mitragyna speciosa, The Impact on Florida, which concluded with this statement:

    “Kratom does not currently constitute a significant risk to the safety of Florida residents. According to the Florida Department of Health (DOH), no pervasive health issues have been attributed to the ingestion of Kratom products in Florida. Diagnostic tests that would reveal the presence of Mitragynine are not routinely performed on patients during emergency room visits.”

    Importantly, given the opioid outbreak that is currently impacting suburban America, Kratom has been shown to assist former opioid addicts as a natural remedy to help them abstain from opioid use.

    On August 31st the DEA announced their intention to categorize Kratom as a Schedule I controlled substance but ended up withdrawing their Notice of Intent on October 13, 2016. Due to public outcry (23,000+ letters), multiple bipartisan Congressional letters co-signed by 51 House Representatives (29 Democrats and 22 Republicans) and 11 Senators (5 Democrats, 4 Republicans, and 2 Independents), and a plethora of studies stating Kratom’s potential health benefits from the scientific community, the DEA realized that Kratom was not an immediate threat to the public and for the first time in history removed the emergency scheduling.

    In light of the above, I am asking that you please vote NO on HB 183 or SB 424.
  • 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.

SIGN UP FOR LATEST ALERTS

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.