Karen Mattison 56sc

Karen Mattison

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  • posted about Donate on Facebook 2017-12-01 16:54:34 -0500
    I just donated to support the American Kratom Association, and you should too.

    Become a supporter of the American Kratom Association today!

    $529,665.30 raised
    GOAL: $600,000.00

    We need YOUR help. Our mission is made solely possible through donations from supporters who share our passion for Kratom. The more supporters, the larger our movement and the louder our voices! Show you stand with Kratom through a donation, even if you wish to remain anonymous.

    Donations cover operating costs, management of state-specific programs, public relations, education, outreach and advocacy work, volunteer training and organizing, travel to states facing potential legislative action and much more. As we grow, we even plan to raise money toward research initiative and studies. 

    Soon we'll be announcing specific supporter levels with special bonuses and incentives (like t-shirts, mugs, Kratom guides, newsletters, etc).

    The AKA is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of Colorado and are awaiting our final paperwork on our 501(c)(4) status from the IRS.



  • posted about Kratom Consumers Targeted on Facebook 2016-05-28 21:52:08 -0400
    Kratom Consumers Targeted by Campaign to Ban Traditional Herbal Remedy; Media Gets it all Wrong

    Kratom Consumers Targeted by Campaign to Ban Traditional Herbal Remedy; Media Gets it all Wrong

    By Paul Kemp and Susan Ash

    The traditional Southeast Asian herbal remedy kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) has recently been the feature of dozens of media hit-pieces across the country due to misguided attempts by a few states (and one recent success in Alabama) to ban it and/or make it a Schedule 1 controlled substance. Why try and ban it? Because lawmakers are mistaking it as the new, dangerous synthetic drug the media is falsely portraying it to be, believing the hype about its abuse potential, and panicking.

    The American Kratom Association (AKA), a non-profit group of consumers who do not benefit from the sale of kratom in any way, would like to address this mis-characterization of a unique herb that tens of thousands of Americans prefer as a natural, herbal alternative to help relieve a variety of common maladies, including addiction.

    The most recent hit-piece picked up all over the country, States ban kratom supplement over abuse worries, has Melissa Brown of the Associated Press claiming “it could be as addictive as heroin,” backed by nothing but opinions from the drug recovery business, which stands to lose a lot from what we believe to be a better means toward recovery with higher success rates than either abstinence-based or medication-managed recovery programs. Ms. Brown’s claims are not backed by research and science, however.

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