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Is Kratom legal in my State?

Kratom is federally legal in the U.S., however, some states, counties, and municipalities have banned kratom. Read on to find out where kratom is illegal.

In 2016, the DEA announced a plan to list kratom as a schedule 1 substance, which would have effectively banned it completely. Instead, the government agency gave the public a chance to speak in favor of kratom, and the response was overwhelming. So many people came forward that eventually, the DEA called off their plan to schedule kratom. Since then, kratom has not been banned and it remains federally legal.

Kratom is legal across the vast majority of the United States; however, some places have decided to ban it. Many states have reversed previous bans after being educated about the plant by scientists, doctors, and their constituents. We expect this trend will continue.

State Status
Alabama Kratom is illegal in Alabama. In 2016, Alabama made mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine, the two most abundant alkaloids in kratom, illegal.
Alaska Kratom is legal.
Arizona Kratom is legal, there was a bill that proposed a kratom ban in 2014, but it was left out of the bill; Arizona passed the Kratom Consumer Protection Act in late April 2019.
Arkansas Kratom is illegal in Arkansas. In 2015, Arkansas made kratom and its alkaloids illegal.
California Kratom is legal, except within the San Diego city limits. San Diego has passed legislation banning kratom within the city.
Colorado Kratom is legal. The City of Denver prohibits the sale of kratom for human consumption, though it is legal to sell it as long as it is not for human consumption. However, Parker Town and Monument Town prohibit kratom sales.
Connecticut Kratom is legal
Delaware Kratom is legal
Florida Kratom is legal, except within Sarasota County. Legislation has passed that bans kratom from Sarasota County.
Georgia Kratom is legal and is regulated by the Kratom Consumer Protection Act, which sets an age requirement and labeling requirements.
Hawaii Kratom is legal though there is pending legislation to ban it.
Idaho- Kratom is legal.
Illinois Kratom is legal for those over the age of 18, except in the cities of Jerseyville and Alton.
Indiana Kratom is banned in Indiana. In 2014, Indiana passed a bill that made kratom a Schedule 1 substance in the state.
Iowa Kratom is legal.
Kansas Kratom is legal.
Kentucky Kratom is legal.
Louisiana Kratom is legal.
Maine Kratom is legal.
Maryland Kratom is legal.
Massachusetts Kratom is legal.
Michigan Kratom is legal.
Minnesota Kratom is legal.
Mississippi Kratom is legal.
Missouri Kratom is legal.
Montana Kratom is legal.
Nebraska Kratom is legal.
Nevada Kratom is legal.
New Hampshire Kratom is legal for those over the age of 18, except in Franklin City.
New Jersey Kratom is legal.
New Mexico Kratom is legal.
New York Kratom is legal.
North Carolina Kratom is legal.
North Dakota Kratom is legal.
Ohio Kratom is legal.
Oklahoma Kratom is legal.
Oregon Kratom is legal.
Pennsylvania Kratom is legal.
Rhode Island kratom is banned; however, there is pending legislation that may reverse the kratom ban and make it legal and regulated.
South Carolina Kratom is legal
South Dakota Kratom is legal
Tennessee Kratom in leaf form is legal for those over the age of 21, as long as it’s pure kratom that’s been labeled with disclaimers that kratom should not be used if pregnant, under the age of 21, when using alcohol, or when taking medication.
Texas Kratom is legal.
Utah Kratom is legal.
Vermont Kratom is banned in Vermont, as the two main alkaloids present in kratom have been banned.
Virginia Kratom is legal
Washington Kratom is legal
West Virginia Kratom is legal
Wisconsin Kratom is banned in Wisconsin. However, there is a possibility that the state will remove the ban and pass the Kratom Consumer Protection Act instead
Wyoming Kratom is legal