Publisher’s Note: A similar letter or email from members of your Congressional delegation to the White House staff would be very helpful.
DEA Is Creating a Black Market Which Will Finance Organized Crime and Terrorist Groups
At the end of this month, September 30, 2016, the DEA will create a black market as a result of its ban of kratom. The ban will go into effect on October 1 unless it is modified prior to that date.
The effective date of the ban should be extended from October 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017 in order to allow the public to comment on the proposed ban.
As of this date the DEA has refused to accept comments from the public. The public has expressed its opposition to the ban by submitting a petition to the White House signed by more than 100,000 citizens.
The DEA ban of kratom will result in the establishment of a significant black market; background on the creation of the black market is contained in this post.
The White House should instruct DEA to extend the effective date of the proposed ban as noted above; once the ban is in effect generally it can only be modified as a result of a lengthy notice and comment process.
An immediate action is needed.