Across the United States, there have been discussions and legislative efforts concerning the status of kratom. At Soap Korner, we value the kratom community and aim to keep our audience informed about the latest developments in the kratom landscape.
The HHS Rescinded Scheduling Recommendations For Kratom In 2018 Without Public Knowledge
Recent discussions in Washington, DC, involving Congressman Mark Pocan (WI) and Congressman Morgan Griffith revealed that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had retracted its recommendation for kratom to be classified as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
The FDA initially recommended scheduling kratom on August 31, 2016. This recommendation was later withdrawn by the DEA on October 13 of the same year. A subsequent recommendation by the FDA in 2017 was also withdrawn by the HHS, citing a lack of scientific research to justify the scheduling of kratom.
This decision by the FDA was not made public, leading to misconceptions about kratom’s legal status for an extended period.
The American Kratom Association (AKA) has expressed concerns about this lack of transparency in a public letter, along with supporting documents. Those interested in the AKA’s stance can refer to their press releases and conferences available on various platforms.
Future Advocacy Efforts for Kratom
The recent revelations about the HHS’s decisions regarding kratom scheduling recommendations are seen as positive by many in the kratom community. This development allows organizations like the American Kratom Association (AKA) and Kratom Consumer Counsel (KCC) to strategize their advocacy efforts more proactively.
Soap Korner Is Here For The Kratom Community – We Stand By You
Soap Korner stands in solidarity with the kratom community and supports the AKA’s initiatives. We are committed to providing quality products to our customers and will continue to monitor and share updates on the kratom landscape. We also continue to sell high-quality kratom products, so shop our selection of kratom powder online now.