Forbes made the above quote based upon a conversation that Congressman Pocan had with Administrator Rosenberg.
In another interview, a DEA spokesman stated it is not a question as to if kratom is banned, but only when.
It is important that the “modified comment process” take place before any action on a ban is announced, however tentative. To this end those commenting should give consideration to regulating kratom as dietary supplement, see
If the “modified comment process” is as described below by one our commenters, considerable progress has been made; however at this point in time CRE has no information to confirm or deny the statement. ( A number of regulators review this site and are welcome to contact us on an anonymous basis.)