Georgia State Rep Eats Kratom During Mississippi Testimony

05 Mar, 2020 Legality 8 Hit: 3643

On February 27th, Georgia Rep. Vernon Jones consumed kratom during his testimony at the joint Hearing of the Mississippi Senate and House Drug Policy Committees. The subject of the hearing was SB2084, a bill that would place kratom on the list of Schedule 1 substances.

“Twenty-five seconds in, Rep. Jones makes the most incredible speech ever made,” a woman who attended the hearing told us. “He eats kratom in front of the two committees, the task force, and all crooked doctors with them! He did what we all have wanted to do.”

Asked the next day to verify this story, Jones said, “I did! And I just did it again.”

Rep. Jones has long been a kratom consumer and advocate, giving testimony at state kratom hearings across the country.

In the past year, Kratom consumers in Mississippi have been subject to an anti-kratom propaganda campaign by the Lowndes County Crime and Addiction Task Force, a private group led by the former Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent and newly elected sheriff of Lowndes County, Eddie Hawkins.

On Tuesday, March 3rd, Rep. Jones’ fervent advocacy paid off.

“The Mississippi Legislature has allowed all kratom bills to die in Committee (including the two House bans and the Senate replacement KCPA) pending an effort for the contesting parties to come to an agreement,” wrote Mac Haddow, Senior Fellow of Public Policy at the American Kratom Association. “We will do our best to work out a compromise. The bans are dead!”

Comments

Created On Thursday, November 16, 2023 Posted By Jacob Comment Link
This makes me so happy, especially considering how close they were to banning it not long before this
Created On Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Posted By Dana Comment Link
did he just eat a scoop of powdered leaf?
Created On Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Posted By Brett Comment Link
Now if we could just get more people like this on board!
Created On Thursday, August 31, 2023 Posted By Anthony Comment Link
This is the best thing I've read all day
Created On Thursday, August 10, 2023 Posted By Randy Comment Link
Now THAT'S what I like to hear! Shout out to Rep. Jones!!!
Created On Friday, July 28, 2023 Posted By Zackary Comment Link
It's truly inspiring to see Rep. Vernon Jones standing up for kratom during the Mississippi Senate and House Drug Policy Committees' Hearing. The plant has been unfairly targeted by anti-drug propaganda, and it's great to see someone like him fearlessly consuming it during his testimony. THIS is the kind of advocacy we need to protect our rights as responsible kratom consumers! Kratom has been used safely and responsibly by countless individuals all around the world to manage various health concerns for centuries, and it's essential that we work towards finding common ground with the contesting parties to prevent any unjust bans.
Created On Friday, July 21, 2023 Posted By Gregory Comment Link
so cool!
Created On Tuesday, July 18, 2023 Posted By Penny Comment Link
There we go!!
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