European Kratom Alliance (EKA) expresses its sincere appreciation to the Czech government for its prudent decision to refrain from prohibiting kratom.  EKA had voiced its grave concern over the potential ban, which would have adversely affected the lives of approximately 200,000 individuals who depend on kratom for various purposes. “We are immensely relieved and thankful that the Czech government has heeded the voices of reason and adhered to the scientific evidence,” stated Jakub Zientala, Governmental Affairs Manager of the EKA.

This is a triumph for science and rationality, and it demonstrates a clear commitment from the Czech government to safeguard the rights of its citizens.

Kratom is a natural plant that has been utilised for centuries for its medicinal properties. It is a safe and efficacious alternative to prescription opioids, and it has assisted countless people to overcome addiction and enhance their quality of life. “The decision to abstain from banning kratom is a triumph for the thousands of Czech citizens who rely on it for their health and well-being,” affirmed Jakub Zientala. “We are immensely thankful to the Czech government for its decision, and we anticipate continuing to collaborate with them to ensure that kratom remains legal and accessible to those who require it.”


EKA also extends its gratitude to the Czecho-Slovak Kratom Association (CSAK), national drug policy coordinator Jindřich Vobořil, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Tomáš Zdechovský, Jana Michalidu, Brian Patrick Kennedy, and the American Kratom Association (AKA) for their invaluable support and relentless efforts in helping to avert the ban. “We could not have achieved this triumph without the support of our partners,” asserted Jakub Zientala. “We are grateful for their dedication to the cause, and we aspire to work with them to continue to promote the safe and legal use of kratom.”