The public comment period is OPEN TO EVERYONE!
DEADLINE - Weds April 30, 2019
Not just business, not just residents, EVERYONE. They have only received a few hundred comments so far. We are 68,000 subscribers. 15,000+ unique usernames log in here daily. We have 55,000 page views daily. We can do better than a few hundred comments. We MUST do better. We have only a few days left but that is plenty of hours to get something done.
If you are having trouble writing your comment, post here and someone will help you. You can also post your rough draft here as an original post and people will help you refine it.
Your comment does not have to be complicated. You do not have to be an expert or write a dissertation on the science of kratom. Choose a few links to things that ring true with you.
- AKA's "Follow the Science" page https://www.americankratom.org/science.
You matter. Your story matters. No matter your situation, your voice matters. You don't need to super dramatic story for it to be worth telling. I know many here would be lost without kratom but if you life is more average, your perspective isn't any less important. Either way, you don't have to get super specific with your personal story.
Speak from your heart. Express that you do not agree with Ohio scheduling it as a controlled substance. Urge them to follow the science and examine more current research.
As long as your comment is polite and respectful, anything is better than nothing!
Here is the Original Ohio Post with much details and some discussion
Board of Pharmacy is aggressively pursuing scheduling kratom and there is a public comment period ending April 30.
- They are required to take input from the "affected public." You do not have to be an Ohio resident to have care and concern for your those who are. You might have family or friends there. You might one day want to travel to or through Ohio.
- Useful Tool - Grammarly - checks grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice and style issues in your writing. Also don't be afraid to post your rough draft here for feedback before emailing it!
What happens after the comment period? Here is State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Guide to Rule-Making Process .