North Carolina Files Bill to Place Kratom on Controlled Substances List
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Wherever there is a good thing, the police state is never far behind. Generally, that police state is made up of uniformed agents throwing peaceful people into cages but also of bureaucrats and parasites working together with corporate hawks to ensure profit, panic and punishment for all.
Such is the case now in North Carolina in regards to the popular plant known as Kratom. For those who may be unaware, mitragyna speciosa (aka Kratom) is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family which is native to Southeast Asia.
Although not an opiate itself, Kratom can be used to manage pain and anxiety as well as alcohol dependence. It is possible to use Kratom recreationally, but the effects are generally too mild to classify it as anything resembling a drug.
But that’s not stopping Senator Tom Mcinnis and other members of the North Carolina senate from attempting to make sure that no one is able to alleviate pain, addiction or stress or even (gasp!!!!!) entertain themselves through natural means without permission from government agencies, drug persecutors and drug pushers (with degrees, of course).
Senator McInnis’ bill SB 830 was filed in the Senate by McInnis on May 10, 2016. The bill will add Kratom to the list of controlled substances and appropriate funds for the State Bureau of Investigation so that the SBI will be able to open another front in the costly, tragic and counter-productive War on Drugs.
While Senator Mcinnis and SB 830 supporters may find mass incarceration of non-violent people an attractive aspect of North Carolina, many others do not. We highly encourage the readers, particularly North Carolina residents to email and call members of the Senate Healthcare Committee for the North Carolina Senate and demand that this insane bill be abandoned.
You can visit The American Kratom Association at www.americankratom.org and the North Carolina Chapter on Facebook
Phone numbers and email addresses for the relevant individuals are provided below:
North Carolina residents please email and call members of the Senate Heath Care Committee OR the North Carolina Senate.
Bill Sponsor Senator Tom McInnis 919-733-5953 Tom.McInnis@ncleg.net
Co-Sponsor Senator Joyce Krawiec 919-733-7850 Joyce.Krawiec@ncleg.net
SB830 adds Kratom to the Controlled Substance List.
1) EMAIL the Senate Health Care Committee:
Ralph.Hise@ncleg.net , Louis.Pate@ncleg.net, Tommy.Tucker@ncleg.net ,Jeff.Tarte@ncleg.net, Deanna.Ballard@ncleg.net, Stan.Bingham@ncleg.net,David.Curtis@ncleg.net, Don.Davis@ncleg.net, Jim.Davis@ncleg.net,Fletcher.Hartsell@ncleg.net, Paul.Lowe@ncleg.net, Floyd.McKissick@ncleg.net,Ron.Rabin@ncleg.net, Shirley.Randleman@ncleg.net, Gladys.Robinson@ncleg.net,Bob.Rucho@ncleg.net, Terry.VanDuyn@ncleg.net, Trudy.Wade@ncleg.net,Andy.Wells@ncleg.net, Mike.Woodard@ncleg.net
Ralph Hise (Co-Chairman) 919-733-3460 Ralph.Hise@ncleg.net
Louis Pate (Co-Chairman) 919-733-5621 Louis.Pate@ncleg.net
Tommy Tucker (Co-Chairman) 919-733-7659 Tommy.Tucker@ncleg.net
Jeff Tarte (Vice-Chairman) 919-733-3050 Jeff.Tarte@ncleg.net
Deanna Ballard 919-733-5742 Deanna.Ballard@ncleg.net
Stan Bingham 919-733-5665 Stan.Bingham@ncleg.net
David L. Curtis 919-733-3038 David.Curtis@ncleg.net
Don Davis 919-733-8363 Don.Davis@ncleg.net
Jim Davis 919-733-5875 Jim.Davis@ncleg.net
Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr. 919-733-7223 Fletcher.Hartsell@ncleg.net
Paul A. Lowe, Jr. 919-733-5620 Paul.Lowe@ncleg.net
Floyd B. McKissick, Jr. 919-733-4599 Floyd.McKissick@ncleg.net
Ronald J. Rabin 919-733-5748 Ron.Rabin@ncleg.net
Shirley B. Randleman 919-733-5743 Shirley.Randleman@ncleg.net
Gladys A. Robinson 919-733-3042 Gladys.Robinson@ncleg.net
Bob Rucho 919-733-5655 Bob.Rucho@ncleg.net
Terry Van Duyn 919-733-3001 Terry.VanDuyn@ncleg.net
Trudy Wade 919-733-5856 Trudy.Wade@ncleg.net
Andy Wells 919-733-5876 Andy.Wells@ncleg.net
Mike Woodard 919-733-4809 Mike.Woodard@ncleg.net
2) EMAIL The North Carolina Senate:
John.Alexander@ncleg.net,Tom.Apodaca@ncleg.net, Deanna.Ballard@ncleg.net, Chad.Barefoot@ncleg.net,Tamara.Barringer@ncleg.net, Phil.Berger@ncleg.net,Stan.Bingham@ncleg.net, Dan.Blue@ncleg.net, Andrew.Brock@ncleg.net, Harry.Brown@ncleg.net, Angela.Bryant@ncleg.net,Jay.Chaudhuri@ncleg.net,Ben.Clark@ncleg.net,Bill.Cook@ncleg.net,David.Curtis@ncleg.net,Warren.Daniel@ncleg.net, Don.Davis@ncleg.net,Jim.Davis@ncleg.net, Joel.Ford@ncleg.net, Valerie.Foushee@ncleg.net, Rick.Gunn@ncleg.net, Kathy.Harrington@ncleg.net, Fletcher.Hartsell@ncleg.net,Ralph.Hise@ncleg.net, Jeff.Jackson@ncleg.net, Brent.Jackson@ncleg.net, Joyce.Krawiec@ncleg.net, Michael.Lee@ncleg.net, Paul.Lowe@ncleg.net, Tom.McInnis@ncleg.net, Floyd.McKissick@ncleg.net, Wesley.Meredith@ncleg.net, Buck.Newton@ncleg.net, Louis.Pate@ncleg.net, Ron.Rabin@ncleg.net, Bill.Rabon@ncleg.net, Shirley.Randleman@ncleg.net, Gladys.Robinson@ncleg.net, Bob.Rucho@ncleg.net,Norman.Sanderson@ncleg.net, Jane.Smith@ncleg.net, Erica.Smith-Ingram@ncleg.net,Jeff.Tarte@ncleg.net, Jerry.Tillman@ncleg.net, Tommy.Tucker@ncleg.net, Terry.VanDuyn@ncleg.net, Joyce.Waddell@ncleg.net,Trudy.Wade@ncleg.net,Andy.Wells@ncleg.net, Mike.Woodard@ncleg.net,
The American Kratom Association has provided a letter template that might be used in contacting the relevant members of the Senate.
To the Honorable Members of the Senate Health Care Committee or North Carolina Senate,
My name is ________, I’m a __-year old _________ from _________ and I’d like to voice my concern about SB830
–How you came to use kratom (did you learn about it in a chronic pain support group, etc?)
–What ailments you suffer, what treatments haven’t worked (prescriptions, surgery, etc.), how long you’ve been dealing with your condition, how long you’ve been using kratom and how many/what medications you’ve been able to quit.
–What kratom means to you (has it given you your life back, have you gone back to work, can you play with your, exercise or travel, etc., something anecdotal about why kratom is important and should be available).
-Conclusion: Kratom is a safe alternative to pharmaceutical drugs with important medicinal uses and has changed my life, so I’m asking you to please vote against SB830.
If you have questions about kratom, please visit www.americankratom.org. Thank you for your time and service to the state.
— Include your name, address and phone number.
***Please be professional and polite, keeping it as short as possible. Their aides are probably reading these and the moment they notice anything irrational, disrespectful, or get lost due to length, they’ll just move on.
2) CALL NC residents – Click HERE to find your senator.
NC Senate Member List with full contact info Click HERE
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