Today in the morning we participated in the public hearing of the WHO’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. The meeting took roughly around 2 hours. During the meeting, 10 experts from around the world have spoken.
We are very happy that different experts, ranging from the religious and cultural movements to scientists and policy experts spoke in defense of kratom. Among notable speakers, we would like to mention Mac Haddow from the American Kratom Association, Dr. Jack Hennigfield from the University of Florida, and Dr. Fabian Steinmetz from the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies.
We are very hopeful, about the outcome of deliberations of the ECDD, because thanks to you and our friends worldwide, we were able to present the WHO, with the new science on kratom. The science that proves, that kratom is safe and has a lot of benefits! The latest research presented today by Dr. Ekkasit Kumarnsit from Prince of Songkla University, suggests that kratom might be beneficial in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.
The outcome of this week’s meeting of the ECDD will be known, on the 12th of December 2021.
Stay tuned with our updates. As this week we are going to share with you very exciting news regarding European Kratom!