SITSA creates a new “Schedule A” that gives the Attorney General of the United States the power to ban any “analogue” of an opioid that controls pain or provides an increase of energy.

Kratom Advocates:If you’ve had one of those days that starts with friends calling you with bad news, and the news just gets worse and worse as the day goes on - then that describes my day perfectly.On Friday of last week, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, dropped a bill …

Time to Contact our Representatives about Samuel Girod

It’s time to start sending letters, emails, calls to the 8 elected representatives below (9 if you count Melania). Here’s the plan in two steps:STEP 1: Have your letter and social media post handy in a text doc. You can copy and paste from the examples below or click here to download samples, then edit …

UPDATED: Sam Girod v FDA

By Sally Oh on March 30, 2017 | Comments 4 | Affiliate Disclosure First, please sign and share the petition here: bit.ly/freeamishsam. Click here for more details and links to all court documents and the indictment. Feel free to copy and repost on your blog, social media, or print and handout, use as a cover …

This is the story of the FDA’s persecution of Samuel Girod.

    By Sally Oh on March 1, 2017 | Comments 2 | Affiliate Disclosure Here’s a video explaining the entire thing, transcript with links below. Let’s be clear about a couple of pertinent facts: 1. The FDA made up arbitrary rules, then accused Sam of breaking those rules. 2. There are no victims. Samuel …

What You Can Do to FREE Sam Girod

What You Can Do to FREE Sam Girod Please do whatever you can! The Backstory The FDA is trying to put Sam in jail for 58 YEARS for a labeling infraction. Basic story here: http://www.davidgumpert.com/2783-2 Indictment here with explanations: http://www.kyfreepress.com/2017/01/fda-girod-indictment/ Local CBS affiliate story here: http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/WKYT-Investigation-Amish-farmer-in-jail-awaiting-trial-facing-time-in-federal-prison-411915635.html   What You Can Do 1. We beg President …

KY Amish Farmer Jailed over a Salve Label; the FDA Wants Him Jailed for Life

By Sally Oh on January 15, 2017 I know it sounds like I made up a terribly inflammatory headline… but it’s not JUST inflammatory. It’s true, the Girod indictment is below. Amish farmer Sam Girod of Owingsville makes 3 products: a chickweed salve, a bloodroot salve and an essential oil blend called Sine Eze. The …

“Ten years from now, someone with a cancer diagnosis will be worse off with this bill. People will be exposed to more things that don’t work.”

Drug-makers stand to benefit from act By Staff Reports - 1/6/17 8:19 PM Will patients benefit from the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act? After listening to politicians and reading the headlines, most people might think it’s the best thing ever to come along for patients. “A new day for medical research is on …

The Stakes Are High As DEA Reconsiders Waging War On The Herb Kratom

11/30/2016 04:03 am ET Those who use and study the plant say an outright ban could do serious harm. Seven weeks after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officially withdrew its plan to ban kratom, the federal government is once again set to decide the fate of the herb and the people who rely on it …

An effort to get ecstasy FDA-approved is entering a key final test

Kevin Loria After veteran Tony Macie came back from Iraq in 2007, he learned he had post-traumatic stress disorder. Macie went to the VA "on and off" and tried the standard therapy. "And then I kind of just fell off the radar, secluded, and did my own thing and got really dependent on a lot …

House passes medical cures bill

By Peter Sullivan - 11/30/16 06:40 PM EST The House on Wednesday passed a medical innovation bill aimed at curing diseases, with the measure securing bipartisan support after months of negotiations.The legislation, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, passed 392-26. It seeks to speed up the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of new drugs …

The DEA is withdrawing a proposal to ban another plant after the Internet got really mad

By Christopher Ingraham October 12 at 10:42 AM The Drug Enforcement Administration is reversing a widely criticized decision that would have banned the use of kratom, a plant that researchers say could help mitigate the effects of the opioid epidemic. Citing the public outcry and a need to obtain more research, the DEA is withdrawing …

Kratom Advocates Sip Tea and Seethe at White House Rally Against DEA Ban

One user plans to move to Canada. Another plans to quit. Many more don't know what to do. By Steven Nelson | Staff Writer Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:20 p.m. Several protest attendees brought their own bottle of kratom tea Tuesday to the White House. Those who did not were offered a Solo cup. Steven …

The DEA is looking for candidates to grow marijuana for research – but will it find any takers?

Wanted: Someone to grow marijuana for the federal government. Benefits: A contract likely worth millions and the chance to enable medical research. Requirements: Ability to deal with the costs and regulations that come with growing an illegal drug for the federal government. For more than four decades, the University of Mississippi has had an exclusive …

FDA News Release: Kratom seized in California by US Marshals Service

  For Immediate Release August 4, 2016 Release The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service seized more than 100 cases of products labeled as containing kratom. The products are distributed by Nature Therapeutics LLC, which does business as Kratom Therapy and is located in Grover Beach, California. The seized …

The DEA has filed notice of intent to add Kratom to schedule 1

  Various forms of kratom and teas made from the plant’s leaves are sold in cafes and on the internet. Their primary effect is to provide a short-lived peaceful and calm feeling that is described as pleasant. Consistent with this effect being opioid-like, anecdotal reports indicate that some users have used kratom to successfully recover …

The FDA Just Outlawed Hemp Oil

  VIA/Hemp oil extracts containing CBDs (cannibidiols) are such a threat to the pharmaceutical industry that the FDA is now invoking totally insane justifications for outlawing them. FDA’s own website: “12. Can products that contain cannabidiol be sold as dietary supplements? A. No. Based on available evidence, FDA has concluded that cannabidiol products are excluded …

Is pot as dangerous as heroin? Feds’ decision on rescheduling marijuana coming soon

  By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Orange County Register Posted: 07/09/16, 8:37 PM PDT   At the same time Californians are preparing to vote on the legalization of adult marijuana use, the federal government is weighing whether pot should continue to be classified as a top-tier narcotic on par with heroin. Within a month, the …

Gary Johnson predicts Obama will reclassify marijuana on way out of office

  By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Former New Mexico Gov. and 2016 Libertarian White House hopeful Gary Johnson says he thinks President Obama is going to remove marijuana from the government’s “Schedule I” list of narcotics considered particularly harmful and addictive on his way out of office. “It’s …

This is how the FDA can instantly criminalize any vitamin or plant extract

HEALTH FREEDOM ALERT: The FDA just outlawed CBDs and hemp oil extracts by claiming all plant molecules now belong exclusively to Big Pharma Sunday, March 20, 2016by Mike Adams, the Health RangerTags: CBD, hemp oil extract, FDA regulations (NaturalNews) Hemp oil extracts containing CBDs (cannibidiols) are such a threat to the pharmaceutical industry that the …

A KENTUCKY RESOLUTION to encourage the United States Food and Drug Administration to study the use of medical marijuana

On Thursday, February 25, 2016,  HR 173(BR-1583)  was  introduced in House.  This is a Kentucky RESOLUTION to encourage the United States Food and Drug Administration to study the use of medical marijuana. The Sponsors are David Osborne, Lynn Bechler, and Brad Montell. This is to encourage the United States Congress to authorize and direct the …

UK gets $6 million grant to research cocaine addiction

Saturday, November 21, 2015    Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 12:22 AM By Linda B. Blackford Lexington Herald-Leader LEXINGTON - A group of University of Kentucky researchers has won a $6 million grant to further develop a potential treatment for cocaine abuse. UK College of Pharmacy professor Chang-Guo Zhan, along with UK professors Fang Zheng …

All roads in Kentucky lead you through Hell

      Subtitle:  How to age quickly and retire early from a life of Activism in Cannabis – via the DEA Subtitle:  How to become a criminal vs. a patient in need of their medication…   May 7th, 2015   I really hate writing about myself.  I rarely do and when I do it …

The Science of Toxicology and U.I. or "Under the Influence and/or Intoxication?" of Cannabis/Marijuana and D.O.A. Drug Testing

The Official Court Documents that I present to you below here, {THIS ONE TIME, FOR FREE = this offer will not last and is for a limited amount of time = THIS SET OF DOCUMENTS WILL GO MISSING AND A FEE WILL BE CHARGED LATER FOR THIS INFORMATION} The following Documents were presented, accepted and …

Coca & The Curing Of Drug Addiction

Professor Palmer, of the University of Louisville, Kentucky, has an article upon this subject in the Louisville Medical Journal, for 1880, and he therein narrates three cases in which he found the Coca a complete and easy substitute for the opium or morphine which had been habitually taken. One sufferer had been in the habit …

House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling

  "We should not raise prices on consumers based on the wishes of a handful of activists."   Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2015 5:39 pm | Updated: 6:01 pm, Thu Jul 23, 2015. Associated Press | WASHINGTON (AP) — Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation …

Conflicting Federal Laws beg to differ on Marijuana enforcement

It Is interesting to follow the news on Marijuana/Cannabis/Hemp these days.  It seems that the law enforcement agencies have a really hard time deciphering which laws they can enforce and which ones to "not" enforce. The Federal Government has previously issued  "policy guidelines" to help "guide" the differing agencies through the process of elimination but …

Until today if you wanted to conduct marijuana research, you’d need to do the following:

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 5, 2015, marijuana plants grows at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn.  (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)   A long-standing bureaucratic obstacle to privately-funded medical marijuana research has just been removed, effective immediately. Until today if you wanted to conduct marijuana research, you'd need to do the …

FDA Says Walnuts Are Illegal Drugs

Seen any walnuts in your medicine cabinet lately? According to the Food and Drug Administration, that is precisely where you should find them. Because Diamond Foods made truthful claims about the health benefits of consuming walnuts that the FDA didn’t approve, it sent the company a letter declaring, “Your walnut products are drugs” — and …

Make the FDA Advisory, Not Mandatory

You should control what medicines you use, not the FDA. The FDA should make advisory recommendations only. It should NOT have the power to mandate which drugs you can buy, and which you cannot. If pharmaceutical companies value the FDA seal of approval, then they can pay the FDA to evaluate their drugs. If consumers …