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House to vote on ‘dangerous’ bill to escalate drug war, potentially ban kratom

“Simply put, Congress, our elected legislature charged with passing laws and creating the federal criminal code, should not delegate the power to enact new criminal punishments to a federal law enforcement agency,” the coalition writes. “It has been well-documented that federal agencies create laws that lead to overcriminalization; this bill would take us further down this problematic path.” -A coalition of organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union, NAACP and Human Rights Watch have warned that the bill wrongly cedes too much power from Congress to unelected government bureaucrats.

H.R. 2851, The Stop Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues (SITSA) Act, which would significantly expand the powers of the Department of Justice to unilaterally prohibit synthetic drugs chemically similar to currently banned drugs and determine penalties accordingly. The House Rules Committee recently rejected an amendment from Reps. Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin, Paul Gosar, R-Arizona, and Jared Polis, D-Colorado, to protect medicinal plants like kratom from being prohibited under the process the proposed legislation puts forward … The Drug Policy Alliance has condemned the bill as dangerous and has provided a link for members of the public concerned about the looming escalation of the drug war to make their voice heard.​ HERE

Original Article (Whittier Diaily News):
House to vote on ‘dangerous’ bill to escalate drug war, potentially ban kratom
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