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Kratom Legality Map USA

by in Kratom Strains Review, Organic Kratom USA September 10, 2020

Is Kratom legal

 

The legality of kratom is an area in which many people are confused. There are several debates and lobbying regarding this due to the nature of kratom. Kratom remains federally legal. However, some states and cities have chosen to ban or restrict kratom in their region. In any case, kratom is legal in the majority of the states. Yet, it is important to know the legal status of kratom in your location before making a purchase so as to avoid being on the wrong side of the law.

The following details the legal status of kratom in each of the fifty states of the US. 

  • Alabama (AL) – Kratom remains a Schedule I drug in Alabama despite efforts underway at its decriminalization.
  • Alaska (AK) – Alaska has no active or pending regulation regarding kratom use.
  • Arizona (AZ) – The passage of the Kratom Consumer Protection Act in 2019 makes kratom use legal in the state. 
  • Arkansas (AR) – In Arkansas, mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine are controlled substances, and kratom is classified as a Schedule I drug. 
  • California (CA) – Kratom is legal in California except in the cities of San Diego and Oceanside.
  • Colorado (CO) – Kratom is legal in Colorado except in the city of Denver, where it has been banned for human consumption. 
  • Connecticut (CT) – Connecticut has no active or pending regulation regarding kratom use.
  • Delaware (DE) – Delaware has no active or pending regulation regarding kratom use.
  • Florida (FL) – Kratom is legal in Florida except in Sarasota County, where it remains banned. 
  • Georgia (GA) – Georgia has passed its KCPA and thus legalizes kratom use. 
  • Hawaii (HI) – Kratom is legal in Hawaii, despite pending legislation to ban it by making it a Schedule V drug. 
  • Idaho (ID) – While kratom remains legal here, there is pending legislation (Kratom Consumer Protection Act) aimed at regulating the use of kratom.
  • Illinois (IL) – Kratom is legal in Illinois for anyone 18 years or older. However, it remains banned in Jerseyville and Alton. 
  • Indiana (IN) – Kratom is classified as a Schedule I drug in Indiana and is thus banned.
  • Iowa (IA) – Kratom is legal in Iowa. 
  • Kansas (KS) – Kratom is legal in Kansas and there is pending legislation to regulate its use. (KCPA) 
  • Kentucky (KY) – Kratom remains legal in Kentucky. 
  • Louisiana (LA) – Kratom is legal for research and consumption in Louisiana, but there is pending legislation to ban it. 
  • Maine (ME) – Kratom is currently legal in Maine. 
  • Maryland (MD) – Kratom is legal in Maryland for everyone above the age of 18. 
  • Massachusetts (MA) – Massachusetts has no active or pending regulation regarding kratom use.
  • Michigan (MI) – Kratom is currently legal in Michigan but there is ongoing legislative tussle concerning this. 
  • Minnesota (MN) – Minnesota has no active or pending regulation regarding kratom use.
  • Mississippi (MS) – Kratom is legal in Mississippi but certain jurisdictions in Northern Mississippi have enforced local bans. 
  • Missouri (MO) – Kratom is legal in Missouri. KCPA has been passed by the House and awaiting Senate approval.
  • Montana (MT) – Montana has no active or pending regulation regarding kratom use.
  • Nebraska (NE) – Nebraska has no active or pending regulation regarding kratom use.
  • Nevada (NV) – Regulated use (over age 18) of Kratom is legal in Nevada, which passed its Kratom Consumer Protection Act in 2019.
  • New Hampshire (NH) – Kratom is legal in New Hampshire for persons above age 18. 
  • New Jersey (NJ) – Kratom remains legal in New Jersey, despite attempts to ban it.
  • New Mexico (NM) – New Mexico has no active or pending regulation regarding kratom use.
  • New York (NY) – Kratom is currently legal in New York though it may be banned for minors under the age of 21.
  • North Carolina (NC) – Kratom is legal in North Carolina, with restrictions for minors under the age of 18.
  • North Dakota (ND) – North Dakota has no active or pending regulation regarding kratom use.
  • Ohio (OH) – Kratom remains legal in Ohio, despite legislative attempts to ban it.
  • Oklahoma (OK) – The House passed the KCPA earlier this year but 
  • Oregon (OR) – Kratom is legal in Oregon, though a new bill may soon regulate its use.
  • Pennsylvania (PA) – Kratom is legal in Pennsylvania and a new law may be worked soon to regulate its use.
  • Rhode Island (RI) – Kratom has been a controlled substance here since 2017. 
  • South Carolina (SC) – Kratom is legal in South Carolina, with a KCPA probably to be passed soon.
  • South Dakota (SD) – Kratom remains legal in South Dakota. 
  • Tennessee (TN) – Organic Kratom is legal for users above 21 years. However, synthetic kratom is banned. 
  • Texas (TX) – Texas has no active or pending regulation regarding kratom use.
  • Utah (UT) – Regulated use of kratom by anyone over the age of 18 is permitted in Utah, having passed the KCPA, the first state to do so. 
  • Vermont (VT) – In Vermont, mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine are controlled substances, making kratom illegal in the state. 
  • Virginia (VA) – Kratom remains legal in Virginia.
  • Washington (WA) – There is no active or pending legislation concerning kratom use in Washington.
  • West Virginia (WV) – Kratom remains legal in West Virginia. 
  • Wisconsin (WI) – In Wisconsin, mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine are controlled substances, making kratom illegal in the state. 
  • Wyoming (WY) – Wyoming has no active or pending regulation regarding kratom use.

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