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Friday, August 11, 2018, is a day to rejoice. After months of research and oodles of stressful days and nights, we are enthralled to announce that we now have a secure way to accept payments directly from our website. Our new payment processing system does not DEMONIZE the kratom community, which is something that we struggled with since we opened our online botanical shop in January of 2017.
In case you are not aware, Mitragyna speciosa, widely known as “kratom,” is considered a high-risk product within the banking industry. As a result, mainstream platforms like PayPal, Square Pay, Stripe, Venmo, Google Wallet, Facebook Payments, Amazon Payments and many others do not let kratom vendors use their services. Accepting payments through these platforms is a violation of their terms and conditions. As a matter of fact, if these organizations find out that a vendor is selling a high-risk product on their low-risk platform, they can blacklist an account and freeze funds for up to 180 days. PayPal even mentions that any bank or credit card information linked to a PayPal account cannot be removed nor can it be used to create a new account. While some vendors might be able to get away with this for quite some time, at some point they will have to face the discriminating, repugnant, and frustrating reality. And yes, if you are a kratom connoisseur, you should know that pharmaceutical companies can literally advertise their crazy drugs across the country on television and even marijuana is now being advertised on the radio in California. And as of 2019 psilocybin has become legal in Denver, Colorado, and Oakland, California among other cities. Yet, kratom, a natural botanical, continues to be innapropriately discriminated across the country. There is something wrong here. Don’t lose hope. It is all about being hopeful and patience. The time of the sacred plants is coming.
It is truly infuriating and disheartening that a wonderful botanical with such astonishing potential is classified as a high-risk product within the banking industry. Unfortunately, these organizations are preventing people from purchasing natural botanicals like Mitragyna speciosa (kratom) across the world, and this goes beyond our right to choose what botanicals we can purchase. Nevertheless, we truly hope that with unified kratom literacy, awareness, honesty, courage, and open-mindedness these organizations can soon become #kratomliterate. We hope sooner rather than later that these organizations will come to reason and update their terms and conditions so that more people can freely purchase this botanical without having to go through disturbances and feelings associated with shame and rejection.
The reality is that there has been an assault on nature, on mother earth. This is indeed unethical, unsound, and unamerican. The assault on nature continues. The future of these sacred trees is in our hands. The greatest thing you can do at this time to protect Mitragyna speciosa is to teach your family members, friends, and your entire community. Research, write blogs, go to Reddit, connect, use YouTube to paint vivid pictures of the injustice happening right in front of our eyes. Honor the truth because the truth is out there. The science is crystal clear. Empower yourself. Be your own teacher. Combat the liest with kratom literacy. There is a clear reason why this botanical was originally banned in Thailand. I invite you to review the dark history of kratom in Thailand. Kratom is a botanical that has been known to humankind for thousands of years in South East Asia and the minute it arrived in the west is the minute that the authenticity of kratom began to be questioned. Take Thailand as a study case and now compare it with what is going on right here in our nation. If you get a chance, find a way to talk to a Vietnam veteran. Veterans were one of the first Americans to have learned about this botanical during their stay in South East Asia. Some of them did not just learn about kratom; they began to bring it home.
We vehemently believe that kratom, a natural botanical from South East Asia, has been targeted because of lack of knowledge and a lack of morals. Not only is the banking industry against this botanical, but also having a negative media campaign against the community is not ameliorating the current situation. Luckily,it has been estimated that 5 million Americans purchase this botanical every year in the US Alone. Not only are the American Kratom Association (AKA) and kratom warriors across the nation ardently fighting for a better future of this botanical with so much promise, but the SCIENCE is also on our side. We truly hope that as we continue to evolve and expand our consciousness as a whole, the kratom industry will not continue to be attacked and more people across the world will accept and recognize that Mitragyna speciosa for what it is; a natural gift from mother earth and not a destructive botanical as the media and organizations without a soul are painting it to be.
We are blessed to have a system that allows us to process electronic checks. This particular system resides on a gateway behind 2048-bit encryption via SSL. On top of this, a part of the requirement for securely transmitting banking information is that our website must also be SSL secured, which is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This is a vital element because it ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. This is the main reason why AT THIS TIME we believe that eChecks are safer than accepting debit/credit cards within the kratom industry. Since kratom is considered a high-risk product, it is banned from being processed through PCI (Payment Card Industry). On the other hand, eChecks are securely processed here in the US.
Green eChecks Payment Gateway allows clients to make a payment by entering a routing and account number instead of using a debit/credit card. Although there are some limitations associated with this method of payment, please know that we are here to help make the transition go swiftly, smoothly and securely. Orders placed before 2:00 PM Eastern Time, payment usually clears on the same day. Orders placed any time after 2:00 pm Eastern Time, the payment usually clears the next business day 9:00 AM Eastern Time. Orders placed over the weekend will not usually clear until Monday 6:00 AM Eastern Time. For returning clients as long as the payment has cleared, packages are mailed within 24 to 48 hours Monday through Friday. You must have alredy placed 3 orders via eCheck without checks bouncing. ATTENTION: “CLEARING” DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE CHECK HAS DEEN DEPOSITED TO THE ACCOUNT. IT SIMPLY MEANS THAT THE CHECK HAS BEEN VERIFIED. FOR NEW CLIENTS AND FOR ORDER OF $50 AND UP THERE IS A 5 to 7 BUSINESS DAYS WAITING TIME FOR PACKAGES TO BE SHIPPED. Purchases placed over the weekend are shipped on Monday afternoon in order to allow sufficient time for the payment to clear. Should you have any questions, please text or call us at 760-206-3236. Local pickup/Deliveries and international shipping are available upon request.
We are so grateful to have you with us! We want to thank you for taking the time to read our blog and for contributing so immensely to our botanical sanctuary. Remember that you are all loved and appreciated. You have encouraged and motivated us to reach for the stars and now is time to tap into the ancient spiritual wisdom within the kratom leaves. Protect kratom. Protect life. There is no doubt that truth and consciousness is the key to understanding and improving our reality. Truth is freedom. Freedom is truth.