One thing an Interactive Public Docket ( IPD) does is that it provides an open forum for the public not only to express their views on a topic but it allows others to comment on their comments.
The post we made yesterday resulted in a number of very notable contributions in that many of the comments addressed the two critical questions raised in our post:
- If kratom is banned will a new black market come into existence?
- Is there an elephant in the room?
In one instance a comment answered a question CRE did not ask, namely the identification of the elephant or elephants.
Please note that CRE takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the comments posted on its numerous IPD’s.
Nonetheless CRE’s role as a nationally recognized watchdog is a result, in part, of the valuable information received from the public. Consequently we do use the information obtained through our public comments but only after an in-depth review of their accuracy by CRE.