Protect Kratom Ohio Residents! Submit Comments by 10/18 to the Board of Pharmacy

The Kratom Trade Association (KTA) has put together facts that you can include in your comments:
  • Ohio citizens have been using Kratom for years, the average consumer is employed and educated
  •  Responsible Ohio citizens should not be deprived of product use due to inaccurate information
  • It’s important for the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to look at the science and documentation on Kratom before taking any action as there is a significant amount of misinformation (see KTA’s Fact versus Fiction):
  • Kratom is a natural substance
  • Numerous studies have positive findings on Kratom usage
  • Scientific evidence supports that Kratom does not cause respiratory distress like opioids
  • Kratom is no more addictive than caffeine in coffee when taken regularly in large doses
  • The Kratom industry supports common sense regulation that removes adulterated kratom products from the market, age limits on consumption, and requiring specific labeling guidelines
Submit your comments to contact@pharmacy.ohio.gov following these tips:
  • Be polite and respectful
  • Provide a short testimony in a few paragraphs about how Kratom has improved your health and well-being
  • Include your name, age, occupation and address
  • Avoid making any medical claims (refer to KTA’s claims guide for suggestions)
  •  Provide links to scientific research; these are pharmacists concerned with facts and information about science and pharmacology
  • Do not call, the Board requests emails only