How Old Do You have to be to Buy Kratom?

The answer to the question of how old a person has to be to buy kratom in the United States is that it depends on your location

The legality of kratom and restrictions concerning its consumption and possession vary by state and in a few instances, county. Most states do not have any kratom legislation at all. Hence, the legality of kratom in those states defaults to the federal legislation. And according to the federal legislation, kratom remains legal in all forms and for everyone. In some other states, the story is different and kratom is only restricted to adults, who are at least 21 years of age. There are only very few states where kratom is banned out rightly. 

The list of states where the required age to be able to buy kratom includes:

    • New Hampshire
    • Georgia
    • Maryland
    • Nevada
    • Arizona
    • North Carolina
    • Utah
  • The exception to this is Tennessee, where the legal age to buy kratom is 21
  • In Illinois, kratom is legal for people who are at least 18 years old, except for Jerseyville City, where there is an active ban on kratom. 

The above are mostly states that have implemented a Kratom Consumer Protection Act, a product of advocacy by the American Kratom Association for safe kratom consumption to adults.

You can find other details regarding the legality of kratom state-by-state in the list below:

List of States where Kratom is banned

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Indiana
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Winscosin

List of States where Kratom is Legal, without restrictions

  • Alaska
  • California (this excludes the cities of San Diego and Oceanside)
  • Colorado (this excludes the city of Denver)
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida (this excludes Sarasota County)
  • Hawaii (note though that there is pending legislation here to make kratom a Schedule V drug)
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana (legal for research and consumption but might be banned soon)
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi (this excludes some parts of Northern Mississippi where there are local bans in place.)
  • Missouri (KCPA passed already by the house but not approved yet by the Senate)
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York (there is pending legislation to impose restrictions for the legal age for kratom consumption to be the age of 21)
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma (KCPA passed but awaiting implementation.)
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Legislation or otherwise, though, it is advisable that only adults have access to kratom. Children may not understand how to measure the amount of kratom they need and other such factors necessary to gain the most from kratom and avoid complications. Therefore, irrespective of the existence of kratom legislation in your state, it is in your best interest that you don’t buy kratom unless you are at least 21 years old. 

This level of disparity arises from concerns about the safety of kratom products. However, you have no reason to be worried, as far as you purchase only FRESH ORGANIC KRATOM.

The kratom plant itself is composed of over 40 alkaloids, though only two are very popular, being the most abundant, namely mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. That gives a clue to how kratom got its scientific name: Mitragyna speciosa.

As long as you are of legal age to buy kratom, you can visit the WayMoreNaturals store to make an order. 


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