kratom legality in the United States

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. 

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