“There have been a lot of weeks spent in the recent past, being fearful of the status of kratom. AKA sent out uncited claims (they did not add links/citations to confirm their findings) in a recent email campaign (Emailed out on June 26th, but also covered on July 1st on their website) stating that:
Now, the FDA has convinced the Minister of Health in Indonesia to impose a ban on growing and exporting kratom — and an order has been issued to have all growers stop growing and harvestingkratomplants.Those growers have just 5 years to come into compliance, and then a total ban is in effect.The kratom farmers will have to start transitioning right away to protect their livelihood and that means big trouble for kratom consumers in the United States. The bottom line is kratom exporters have also been warned they should stop exporting kratom. The AKA asked me to assemble a Delegation to go to Indonesia to talk with government officials, and we did.
On July 1st, 2019, the Tribun Pontianak released this news story: