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.
United States Legal Status
Listed as a Schedule 1 controlled substance
Listed as a controlled substance
Legal in state, except in San Diego due to local ordinance.
Legal in state, except for Sarasota Count
Sale of kratom to minors illegal
Defined as a synthetic drug and is banned
Age restrictions for 21 years and older in certain areas.
Mitragynine is listed as a controlled substance, and therefore kratom is illegal.
Kratom is listed as a controlled substance.
Kratom has been illegal for possession but many say it is now legal for sale and consumption.
The primary alkaloids in kratom are listed as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning kratom is illegal in the state.
International Kratom Status
There are only a few countries confirmed to have made kratom illegal at this time. Those countries are Australia, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Lithuania, Malaysia, Myanmar, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, United kingdom. 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.