Biography/Memoir

Clean Kratom Wellness Center’s Faith Day faces down the Feds

“This is literally the same battle that marijuana had to fight,” she says. “People had to go to jail so that people could go across the street and buy a joint” … She also maintains strict quality control over her kratom supply and actually advocates for thorough consumer-protection rules in Colorado … “I think state regulations should be put in place. If they could come up with the same type of testing and policies like they have for marijuana here that fit kratom use, I think it would be a great move in the right direction of keeping it legal.”

During one FDA visit, Day mentioned the Colorado Natural Health Consumer Protection Act to an inspector: “It gives us safe-harbor exemptions. We are legally allowed to open any type of herbal establishment as long as we’re not practicing regulated medicine. And they didn’t know anything about it.” … Furthermore, she’s among the many kratom advocates convinced that the FDA’s antipathy for the herb comes down to Big Pharma dollars and cents: “It’s a medicinal plant the government can’t patent, and they don’t want it being sold, because companies can’t make any money off it.” A few weeks have passed since the FDA’s last stop at Clean Kratom Wellness Center, but Day knows that could change at any moment. “We’re in a weird gray area right now,” she feels. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to stay silent. “This is literally the same battle that marijuana had to fight,” she says. “People had to go to jail so that people could go across the street and buy a joint. And I know I’ve got to start doing something — pushing state representatives or whatever we can do. We need to unite this industry.”

From the Article (Westword):
Clean Kratom Wellness Center’s Faith Day faces down the feds
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