Kratom Legality

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International Kratom Status

There are only a few countries confirmed to have made kratom illegal at this time. Those countries are Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Burma, Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Sweden, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Despite these countries banning kratom, usually for politically motivated reasons, you will find that kratom is legal in most of the world.

Kratom isn’t completely banned but it’s legal status remains uncertain in Finland, Denmark, Romania, Germany, and New Zealand.


United States Legal Status

Currently, Kratom is legal in all states except Indiana.

In Louisiana and Tennessee, the laws are open to interpretation but Kratom is currently illegal to sell for human consumption. To our knowledge, no one has ever been prosecuted for possession of Kratom in the US.


Keeping Kratom Legal

The following resources are dedicated to the fight against misinformation and political influences in the continued access to Kratom worldwide (Please inform us if you know of a valuable resource that should be added):

 Botanical Legal Defense: The Botanical Legal Defense is dedicated to fighting over-reaching government criminalization of nature’s most significant gifts. Chief among these is Mitragyna speciosa (aka Kratom), a natural analgesic, muscle relaxer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. This herbal supplement from southeast Asia has been widely misrepresented as dangerous and without medical value, when the truth is that is has already been under the scrutiny of the scientific community and has been found to be not only benign, but highly therapeutic.


Current Areas Where Kratom Is In Dispute


11 thoughts on “Kratom Legality

  1. My husband and I have been “burning” Kratom for nearly two years now.. within these two years we have both gone cold turkey on methamphetamines, prescription antidepressants, alcohol and tobacco. We have busted our backs to give our children a safe home, to be the parents that they deserve and to be PRESENT! That might not seem like a big deal, but let me explain. When you are an addict.. regardless if it’s drugs, caffeine, TV, porn. Etc.. you use your addictions to escape your currently reality. My husband and I have learned how to be present.. to feel, not to run from problems.. to grab the bull by it’s horns and win! As a former addict, this is HUGE! Our sobriety, our lifes we have worked soo hard to have, all of the obstacles we have over came and continue to strive.. our children’s and our own happiness.. it is all thanks to Kratom and Faith! Faith in one another.. faith in Kratom.. PLEASE, everyone sign as many petitions as you can! Tweet, call, email,fax, text.. do whatever you can to help us keep this God Made plant. I have no doubt in my mind if Kratom becomes illegal, my husband and I will use and lose everything. We will fail… their will be soo many lifes torn apart and lost if Kratom is taken from us. Fight the opiate battle! Help us keep the life we have caught soo hard to have!! #IAMKRATOM

  2. I have fibromyalgia, RA,OA, diabetes, neuropathy,metabolic bone disease,anemia, but d n cal deficiencies. In looking for something more natural. Are there samples to try

  3. Can anyone source the specific statue that makes selling Kratom illegal in Louisiana? Please and thanks!

  4. Need to know which kratom to buy. Fighting cancer wo standard chemo/radiation and pain is untreated by drs because of my refusal to do the treatments. I have high blood pressure and need to be careful about stimulants. I havent had any trouble with opiods and they drop the bp actually. Thanks for any advice and if there is a sample pack that would be good for me, let me know also. So far, from reading, it seems that the maeng da strain might be the best pain reliever but not sure. thanks. terri btw, can i pay w pp?

  5. I would like any suggestions as to which Kratom strain works best with MS/Crohns patients. I am currently legal with my medical marijuana card yet the cost at my dispensary makes it difficult to maintain my sources of dealing with my pain. My son discovered Kratom through his recovering opioid addicted friend stemmed from a botched surgery. My son was a prime candidate for ADHD or possibly Bi Polar meds but he has refused to take that route (thankfully). Kratom has changed his outlook on life & he currently takes business courses to further his knowledge about how to legitimately run a rather successful company he now owns. I’m not into all of the meds all of my doctors offer to prescribe. My main medicine to help slow the progression of my spinal & brain lesions has an annual cost of $134,000 of which my spouse’s insurance covers 80%. The 20% is still a chunk to handle with four children in college plus daily life necessities so the Kratom seems to be worth trying. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

  6. Big pharmaceutical companies want you to be addiction to painkillers. Kratos on the other hand is the only natural alternative. Everyone that iv seen on suboxone has been on then for years & they would much rather trade them for her in or opiods. Kratom works (not nearly like a hard drug. But it works enough & because the government isn’t controlling it the price is 5 to 15 dollars a day instead of hundred of dollars a day for most real users. I’m not saying anyone that has no addiction problem should even try it. But for those wi the serious problems I would give them this before I told them to go to rehab & ruin there medical record. I watched over a dozen people die from her in & pills. & I’ve watched 4 of the 5 people iv turned on to Kratos quit. They are all over a year clean (not even taking kratom) & the best is 5 years clean. It’s when people make extracts like they did withe Salvia years back & starred making 25x &50x. & a lot of people can’t handle that. But as someone who spends $300 a day on opoids. 10 to 20 a day is the difference between losing my house, going broke, & breaking the cycle of crushing up a pill. I have heard zero bad effects of this plant. & they only time you will is when someone who doesn’t need 8t takes it in insane doses or they start making synthetic consentrates to potent. I spend $20 today instead of 200 or more. & I still have 2/3rd of it left. & instead of missing work I put in a full day no problem. There is no buzz if done properly. But just like jerkoffs took grandma’s angel trumpet flowers & hallucinate & die ( I watched someone on them run in front of a Ford bronco doing 55mph & died.) You can’t ban everything in this world just to control the poeple. Weed should be legal & so should naturally occurring plants. & companies like activis, Mallinckrodt, vintage pharmaceutical should be shot. This plant has saved a half dozen of my friends from certain death. Take that away from us & more drug deaths,crimes, & addiction will follow

  7. @Chris
    Man, I completely sympathize with you. I developed panic disorder and severe anxiety a few years ago and it has been pure hell. I’ve been put on Paxil (paroxetine HCL) off and on to treat the panic attacks and that works very well though I have found that kratom is a much better drug for it. I sometimes will have a series of random panic attacks once a year or so and I will get on paxil for a few months and then taper off; that seems to alleviate the panic attacks for quite a while and I take kratom every day to keep it under control.

    Another great thing about it as a medicine/psychoactive and shamanic tool is that it has helped me tremendously to better myself by keeping the anxiety at bay so I can desensitize to prior anxiety/panic triggers, thus slowly breaking the anxiety down completely.

    Wonderful, beautiful plant. Such a powerful healer and helper.

  8. I have recently read about a proposed ban on Kratom in New Jersey. Source at the bottom of my post.

    The media outlets as well as the proposer are using statements like “This drug is addictive as cocaine and gives a high like heroin,” “There are people getting high around here. Kids are dying.”
    and I believe he is or has connections with a suboxone doctor.

    He also stated “There is no research that this drug has any medicinal benefits,”
    (Source: There aren’t many studies on kratom at all, and I believe the fact that this means there a no confirmed negative effects, this statement is entirely moot, but will be perceived as true to his withholding of facts. And jesus Christ that statement about Cocaine…

    More importantly, this is disgusting, morally wrong, and terrifying to me. Kratom saved my life, it got me off heroin after 3 years as an addict. I also have had anxiety issues since I was a very young child, so bad it prevents me from living my life because I’m so afraid to be outside my house. I’ve been offered a script for Xanex and I turned it down because, even if does make it go away, I’m so afraid it’ll just become another addiction. I don’t want to be shackled to big pharma and have to worry about keeping my script valid every month. I’ve taken very long breaks from kratom, sometimes months long, and i notice (and this is anecdotal, I know) no withdrawal symptoms aside from feeling a little drained for a day. I don’t steal and lie to get my fix, I just shrug and forget about it until I decide to order more.

    I can live without it, I wouldn’t be roaming the city looking for dealers for Kratom. But I don’t know what to do about the anxiety if its banned. For 18 years of my life I thought I would NEVER be free from it. I finally find this miracle plant, and now they want to ban it. It’s saved my life and I’ve seen it save others

    The main reasons I’m posting here, though, is that I’d like to inform others about it, and if you’d like to assist in getting the word out it would be greatly appreciated. Also, what can I do to fight this? How can I have my voice heard?

    1. Go to americankratomsociety’s website and sign the petition also write to all state government it explains on the website im also from jersey and im so upset they are trying to do this when all its done for consumers is help with pain and opiate addiction as well as anxiety sleeplessness depression better then the addictive medications that dont work big pharm forces down our throats

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