As California Assembly Passes California AB 2365 and It Moves to Senate, Global Kratom Coalition Rallies Support

(EZ Newswire)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Encouraged by the passage of California Assemblymember Matthew Haney's AB 2365 out of the Assembly to the Senate, the Global Kratom Coalition today urges support from Senate legislators, advocates, industry, and consumers. The groundbreaking bill, aimed at regulating the kratom industry in California, sets the course for ensuring the safety, quality, and responsible sale of kratom products. 

"Moving out of the California Assembly for hearings in the California Senate is a major step in the march to make AB 2365 law," said Matthew Lowe, Executive Director of the Global Kratom Coalition. "The Assembly's action shows they are serious about consumer safety first—through well-researched, science-backed standards that account for the ever-evolving kratom marketplace and the fact that not all kratom is equal. We urge the California Senate and kratom supporters from all circles to support this bill."

AB 2365 introduces comprehensive regulations designed to protect consumers while preserving access to leaf kratom and kratom extracts. The bill includes key provisions such as defining what constitutes leaf kratom and kratom extracts, banning synthetic kratom derivatives, setting packaging and labeling standards, enforcing age restrictions for purchases, requiring registration and strict testing protocols for kratom processors, and specifying enforcement measures for violations.

Implementing this well-rounded approach not only prioritizes consumer safety by establishing reliable safety measures but also guarantees their access to accurately labeled kratom products.

Support for AB 2365 is vital to its success. The Global Kratom Coalition urges all stakeholders to voice their support and advocate for its passage. 

For Californians interested in sending a letter to local legislators, click here.  

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About the Global Kratom Coalition

The Global Kratom Coalition (GKC) exists to protect and expand access to leaf-based kratom around the world. The organization represents the interests of advocates committed to positive change benefiting consumers. The organization supports education and the development of kratom science, which is central to the GKC’s mission—to empower individuals worldwide with access to safe and responsibly sourced kratom products by advancing scientific research and sensible regulation.

The GKC operates on five key values:

  • Access: The belief that individuals should have a choice as to how they look after their health, informed by the latest unbiased information available.
  • Education: Providing accurate, evidence-based information about kratom (including on our website), allowing consumers to make informed decisions.
  • Advocacy: Serving as a united voice for kratom consumers worldwide, seeking fair and sensible regulations that prioritize consumer safety, freedom of information, and good sourcing and manufacturing practices.
  • Community: Fostering a global group of enthusiasts, experts, vendors, and advocates to promote the benefits of kratom and fight for informed and responsible use.
  • Responsibility: Promoting the responsible use of kratom and encouraging vendors to adhere to strict quality and safety standards so that consumers have access to products that are safe, well-manufactured, and appropriately labeled.

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SOURCE: Global Kratom Coalition

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