Rep. Pocan says the ban will be delayed, reopened for public comment

| Posted by on 9/30/2016
Rep. Pocan says  the ban will be delayed, reopened for public comment
David Kolovson, a spokesman for Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., tells U.S. News that Pocan spoke with DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg on Friday, and that Rosenberg indicated the decision to ban kratom will be postponed while the agency opens a modified public notice and comment period.

Rather than enact the ban in the immediate future, "it appears the DEA will instead open up a modified comment process before a final decision will be made," Kolovson says. "While we do not know the exact timing or details of the new comment period for kratom, Acting Administrator Rosenberg assured Congressman Pocan that we will find out more in the near future."

The number of days that would be included in the modified public comment period is not yet clear, Kolovson says.

Source
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-09-30/kratom-will-remain-legal-for-days-possibly-longer

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