Kratom Legality and Kratom Consumer Protection Act
Is Kratom Legal?
The industrial revolution enabled faster and more efficient production. Our pharmaceutical industry, for example, is very good at isolating 1 active ingredient, then chemically synthesizing a similar molecule on a massive scale. This is analogous to our food supply in the US…which is optimized for mass-production and scalability…and not necessarily for our ‘best’ long term health.
It is understandable that the FDA turned away from biologics back in the 1970s in order to enable this scalability. The FDA has a tough job of regulating labels, claims, and manufacturing practices before trying to consider the complexities of biologic therapeutics. However, the more our collective knowledge increases, we begin to understand the importance of these biologic complexities and the symbiotic relationships present within our microbiomes called the human body. More than ever, it is important for new disruptive industries to come together to promote education and commit to acceptable standards.
As this shift from synthetics to biologics and natural products gains momentum, it is critical to meet with our legislators. In order to reduce risks and provide maximum societal benefits as kratom gains in awareness and popularity.
ETHA Natural Botanicals is proud to be a part of this group of Kratom Industry Business Leaders committed to self-regulation and adherence to manufacturing standards and best practices.
Kratom Consumer Protection Act
The Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA) has already been passed in 5 states: Utah, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, and Missouri. The American Kratom Association (AKA) is laying the groundwork for similar KCPA bills in the following states: Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The Kratom Consumer Protection Act is also being targeted for federal passage.
This monumental effort will require kratom supporters and business owners to unite and provide any and all available resources. Please sign up to stay informed.
Thank you to the AKA, Senator Curt Bramble, and House Representative Vernon Jones for helping us to organize and for your support and insights as we embark on this exciting journey.
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