Congress calls out DEA for unilateral move to expand the war on drugs

Members of Congress are urging the federal government to delay a decision to ban the herbal supplement kratom
The Huffington Post (US)
Monday, September 26, 2016

kratomA bipartisan group of House lawmakers are asking the Drug Enforcement Administration to reconsider its decision to place the herbal supplement kratom into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. In a letter, 45 representatives ? including 17 Republicans ? called on acting DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg to delay the impending ban in order to “engage consumers, researchers, and other stakeholders, in keeping with well-established protocol for such matters.” (See also: The DEA is about to make life even more dangerous for heroin users)