This is the Kratomaton Biweekly update for April 20th, 2018!
We're a bit late on this one - but better late than never!
In this edition of the Kratomaton Biweekly Update, we take a look at some recent shifts in kratom legality, share some online kratom deals, and highlight some of our latest vendor additions!
We'll keep things short and sweet - so let's get started!
Near the end of 2016, one of kratom's primary alkaloids, 7-hydroxymitragynine, was added to the District of Columbia's list of controlled substances under Chapter 12 of their Controlled Substances Act. In essence, this made kratom an illegal substance in the capital of the United States of America, Washington, DC.
However, according to recent developments, kratom - more specifically, 7-hydroxymitragynine - has been removed from DC's most recent list of controlled substances. The catch-all term "kratom" is nowhere on the list - nor are any of its alkaloids.
As such, it would appear that kratom is once again legal in the DC area, and - barring any behind-the-scenes developments - still legal in the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia.
This is undoubtedly great news for kratom advocates in the DC area, as well as residents who may have a newfound interest in the plant.
The American Kratom Association (AKA) is organizing a "leadership summit" for kratom vendors to discuss the recent salmonella outbreak, vendor standards, and kratom advocacy. The event will not be open to the public and is intended solely for kratom vendors.
The event will be held on Monday, April 30th in Atlanta, Georgia. More details are expected to follow, so be sure to keep up with any new developments at AKA's Facebook page.
As of this writing, the event is set to feature appearances by Dr. Jack Henningfield, Dr. Jane Babin, and Mac Haddow.
BKBUSA is still offering 10% off with promo code save10 on the cart screen. Note that this deal may end at any time, so be sure to place your order soon!
Get 15% off all Borneo and Hulu strains with coupon code hulu during checkout.
Offer is valid until Sunday, April 22nd and is not valid on Custom Sample Packs, Medium Sample Packs or Custom Kilograms.
Score 15% off kratom blends at PA Botanicals with code Blend15.
Offer valid from April 20th to April 23rd, 2018.
Be sure to follow us on twitter for minute-to-minute updates on kratom sales!
No new strains were added since the last update! If we’re totally slacking and missed one, let us know!
Most of what's been happening with Kratomaton has been happening behind-the-scenes. Stay tuned for more updates to come, however!
That’s it for this week’s update - like we stated earlier, it's a bit of a short one! Thanks for reading, and all the best to you this weekend!