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Open Mike Night: an AMA with Mike Liszewski about the rescission of the Cole Memo by AG Sessions.

This AMA will be taking place Wednesday, January 10th from 7-8pm Eastern.

Michael Liszewski (J.D., 2011, University of the District of Columbia School of Law), is a leading expert on marijuana laws in the United States. As a law student, Mike served in the DC Council Committee on Health as the committee wrote DC’s medical marijuana law in 2010. From 2001 until 2017, he served Americans for Safe Access as a policy analyst and lobbyist advocating for medical marijuana programs that best served the needs of patients. There, Mike was integral in passing the Rohrabacher medical marijuana amendment, protecting those obeying state medical marijuana laws from federal prosecution. Mike also first articulated the legal theory based on the Rohrabacher amendment that has successfully been used in federal court. He has also lobbied, testified, and/or provided written comments on medical marijuana programs in over a dozen states. Mike served on Students for Sensible Drug Policy's board of directors from 2010 to 2012. Since leaving ASA, he founded the Enact Group, providing policy consulting and lobbying for advocacy organizations, including Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and writing services to business entities seeking state licensure. Mike is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

He's here to answer questions you may have about the recent decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind the Cole Memo. Joining him is SSDP Executive Director Betty Aldworth, who was the spokesperson for the Amendment 64 Campaign in Colorado which ended marijuana prohibition in the state.

**Questions can be related to related things like: *** What's the impact of the Cole Memo rescission

  • What might a federal crackdown under AG Sessions look like
  • Why isn't Congress doing something about Sessions
  • Are there any marijuana reform bills that could pass in in Congress 2018
  • What can I do to help

Mike will be answering questions as the user EnactMike, and Betty will be answering from the schoolsnotprisons account.

**Edit: We are hearing that Reddit is currently experiencing problems with its comment system, as described here: https://www.reddit.com/r/redditmobile/comments/7pjyrk/this_is_too_long_max_1_error_when_commenting/

A work around is to post a 1 character message then edit it.

*Edit 8PM Eastern: We'll be going a little longer to make up for the technical issues. Thanks for sticking around, and get those questions in!

00:27 UTC


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hey everyone. helping to start a new chapter of ssdp at my school this year. what are some ways to be successful at gathering interest for the club?

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The DEA is trying to ban another plant, this time kratom (Call To Action)

This time it's kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), a plant from Southeast Asia related to the coffee plant. People have used it for thousands, if not tens of thousands of years for physical pain, fever reduction, diarrhea, coughs, hypertension, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, PTSD, etc. Many people have used it to help break their opiate or alcohol addiction. Kratom has saved countless lives in this way.

In lower doses it's energizing and in higher doses it's sedating. Most people take it in their morning tea. Though some take it in capsule form because it is so bitter. You do not become inebriated from kratom and it is not an opiate. It is about as habit forming as coffee. The primary alkaloid in kratom, mitragynine, is also present in the coffee plant. Kratom's effects are mild at most. Millions of Americans (estimated 3-5 million) are using kratom today and have been for decades. There are thousands of (possibly more than 10,000) American kratom small businesses.

The DEA tried to emergency schedule (ban) kratom in September. They cited as their reason 15 deaths over a two year timespan. They later admitted that those deaths involved other substances, which were undoubtedly the cause. Compare this to the literal millions of poisonings and deaths caused by things like prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco, Tylenol, Aspirin, caffeine, food allergies, laundry detergent pods, etc. every year. This is actually a record of amazing safety. If kratom was actually dangerous as the DEA is portraying then there would be millions of dead people. They were actually going to put kratom into Schedule I with heroin which is beyond absurd and frankly insane.

After the large public backlash the DEA temporarily retracted the ban. This has never happened before in the entire history of the DEA. It is historic. They are now doing a public commenting period on the Regulations.gov website (on track for the most comments ever) until December 1st while the FDA does an 8 factor analysis on kratom.

As an example of how kratom is treated in other places, in Canada, kratom is completely legal and classified as a NHP or Natural Health Product under Schedule 1 item 1 (plant or plant material) of the NHP Regulations. In 2015 the Florida Department of Law Enforcement studied kratom and determined that "Kratom does not constitute a significant risk to the safety and welfare of Florida residents." The Florida Department of Health added that, "there are no pervasive health issues that can be attributed to the ingestion of kratom products in Florida."

If you would like to do something about this issue then you can sign the Whitehouse.gov petition(complete) and Action Network petition. You can also donate to the American Kratom Association and/or the Botanical Education Alliance. You may also contact your Senators and ask them to sign Senator Orrin Hatch's letter to the DEA which has 9 signatures or Senator Ron Wyden's letter which has 3 signatures. You may also contact your Representative and ask them to sign Representative Mark Pocan's/Matt Salmon's letter to the DEA which has 51 signatures. You can also contact the White House directly here. There is also a kratom subreddit.

If you have personal experience (not required) with kratom then I highly suggest you leave a comment to the DEA on the Regulations.gov website or alternatively here.

It would be very helpful if the mods could sticky this thread while the situation is developing. The community must stand united on issues like this. We can't allow millions more Americans to be turned into criminals for using an herbal health supplement.

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