Saturday the 27th, 2018 is a day to remember for the state of California. The Kratom community came out in full force to the Sacramento State Capitol building solely to inspire, connect, and to speak about truths. It was quite the pleasure to be a part of such a reinvigorating Kratom rally where brave warriors from different areas of this country united in order to keep this gracious and helpful plant legal in the State of California. The deep narratives heard throughout the Kratom community who attended the rally went beyond tugging at our heartstrings by speaking about the wretched reality of our ill-informed and lobbyist controlled regulatory system and their relationship with kratom.
Mitragyna Speciosa commonly known as Kratom, is a deciduous tree that grows in the tropical jungles of South East Asia, particularly in Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. While in the Western Culture Kratom continues to be a misunderstood botanical, these majestic trees have been part of the traditional culture of South East Asia for thousands of years. In fact, Kratom is widely known among the hard-working natives of South East Asia because of its unique natural properties. However, America is currently facing a negative movement backed by soul-sucking individuals and corporations as well as a disgraceful and negative media campaign that does nothing but a disservice to all of humanity in most cases. This deliberate controversy is by far un-American, unethical, it is scientifically unsound. There is no tolerance for this type of behavior in our nation, and it is our duty as responsible and media literate citizens of this planet to research and to shine a light in a dark corner of our society.
We cannot live in a consciously distorted society, in a house of mirrors where profits define the future of an innocent plant and our ultimate health, especially when we know that these trees are drastically and positively changing lives across the globe. We cannot live in a world where science is deliberately ignored and replaced with deception and misinformation. Kratom is an ancestral and artisanal tool, a gift from Mother Nature that deserves to be treasured and understood. There is no doubt that Mitragyna Speciosa, a coffee-like botanical, has an astounding potential to make a significant difference on our planet. Banning Kratom will not only allow millions of Americans to become criminals for selling and possessing this botanical, but it will also be a crime against humanity.
It was an honor to meet the community leader Kim DeMott from the “Protect Kratom” movement (www.protectkratom.com) and Susan Ash, founder of the American Kratom Association. Thank you so much, Kim DeMott for organizing this visionary event in our state. The messages and intentions resonate. The kratom supporters and advocators that were there at the rally profoundly inspired the Kratom of Life team to continue to support these divine, sacred, and magical trees. Such a benign botanical would cause the imprisonment of people for unnecessary reasons, which would only further benefit the federal penitentiary system and the draconian drug policies that viciously continue to place nonviolent drug offenders behind bars for an exorbitant amount of time.
We cannot allow nature to become illegal. If nature is illegal, freedom does not exist. This rally should be seen as a reminder that the fight to keep Kratom legal is not over yet, and that more and more people need to come out and speak before it is too late. Show that lion we all carry inside of us and do not let these magical leaves be taken away from us. Kratom trees transform families. This is beyond banning an innocent botanical. It is about our rights to choose what natural botanicals we can have in the safety of our homes without becoming criminals or worse.
Besides being known as folk medicine, people also purchase kratom for use as a natural ingredient for organic soap making, arts, crafts, candles, ornaments, herbarium specimen and/or incense making as well as for religious ceremonies and for research purposes.
Banning the natural Kratom plant is not the solution; it is a disillusion. It is clear that there is a vital need for Americans to become Kratom literate. Mother earth is on our side on this one. Take a “leaf” of faith, and join the wave of love, join the intuitive movement “Protect Kratom.” Kratom is just a leaf. Leaf it alone! The true nature of our reality is nothing but pure potential without a beginning and without an end. Get out of the matrix and reconnect! Protect Kratom. Protect Nature as if your life depends on it.