If you’re a Kratom advocate, then you know Kratom news can break at any second. The status of Kratom seems to always be changing from city to city, state to state. It’s hard to constantly stay on top of what is happening. Kratom is also known to have many rumors (often false) floating about the internet. This makes it hard to distinguish fact from fiction. Where do you check? Who should you trust? This post will talk about some recent Kratom news as well as the best resources to stay plugged into the Kratom community.
Depending on when you are actually reading this, the following may or may not be the newest of news, but still vitally important to the Kratom community. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has recently stepped down from his position. He had been on a war path to classify Kratom as a Schedule 1 Drug nationwide. Some states have managed to do this, but for the most part Kratom warriors have been successful in blocking these attempts.
Kratom trees are native to a handful of Southeast Asian countries, Thailand being one of them. Kratom has been illegal in Thailand for decades and only recently this decision has been reversed. This is major news for Kratom advocates everywhere. If a country with harsh drug laws such as Thailand recognizes the importance of making Kratom legal, this can only be a good example for other governments around the globe.
These are only a couple examples of big, breaking news in the Kratom community. When you need to rely on trustworthy new sources, where should you turn? There are few different resources you can check.
The American Kratom Association
The American Kratom Association is the number one source for all things related to Kratom news and legality. They are the premier advocacy group for Kratom in our nation. Founded in 2014, they have been on the front lines of the Kratom war, vowing to protect our rights to access Kratom as well as to educate the public and the government about the benefits of Kratom. The AKA’s mission is to encourage scientific research on Kratom to continue to understand everything this plant has to offer.
Up until recently, The AKA has done everything possible while on the defense. Now, they have chosen a wise offense position by introducing the legislative bill called The Kratom Consumer Protection Act. Going state to state, this bill offers regulation for government bodies and protection for consumers. The bill has been met with success so far in the states of Georgia, Utah, Oregon and Arizona.
When you’re looking for the most reliable source of Kratom news, the American Kratom Association is the always on the front lines. If you can verify a piece of information or news by them, then you know you have correct information.
As you already know, the internet is flooded with tons of misinformation on Kratom powder. Social media can be a very slippery slope when it comes to good information. This works both ways when it comes to Kratom news.
Both Twitter and Instagram can be great resources of breaking news and tips. So, how do you know where to look and who to trust? This takes a little investigating to start. First, you can start searching by using hashtags. Start with the general relates terms such as #kratom, #kratompowder, #iamkratom, etc. Look at the latest and top tweets or pictures. As you continue to read and search, you will start to kind the heart of the Kratom community and its advocates.
In this case, the people are to be trusted more than government bodies when it comes to accurate information. Certain news outlets as well as government organizations (ahem, FDA) delight in spreading lies about Kratom. Keep reading what Kratom advocates have to say and you can better start to sort the facts from the fiction.
On Twitter, a user who calls himself “Keith Kratom Legal” (@Kpascuch) is a long time Kratom advocate and a great source of reliable information. He has over 2,000 followers and provides constant Kratom updates from news to personal stories around the web. He doesn’t work in the Kratom industry but spends a good amount of time devoted to furthering the Kratom cause.
On Instagram, you can follow the American Kratom Association (@american_kratom_assoc) for legal updates. They only post when there is something newsworthy, so following them won’t clog up your feed.
Staying on top of the news is an important part of being in the Kratom community. This post has given you some tools to help you stay in the know. Be skeptical of any sensationalist news if it hasn’t been confirmed by the AKA. Use social media to look for updates and interact with other Kratom fans and advocates. Listen, and always make your voice heard.