Is Kratom legal?July 30, 2017 6:26 pm
As of now the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) has signed legislature to keep kratom legal. Currently there are several states and counties which have placed bans on this herbal supplement. Although the Drug Enforcement Administration has not yet placed kratom into a drug scheduling category (drugs like marijuana, for example, are Schedule I, hydrocodone is Schedule II, etc.), they are still considering their position based on information about kratom’s dangers. (http://americanaddictioncenters.org/kratom/dangers/) Following is a complete updated list of where kratom is banned.
Alabama: As of May 10, 2016, kratom is a Schedule 1 controlled substance in Alabama.
Arkansas: Kratom was added to the controlled substance list in Arkansas in February 2016.
California: Kratom is legal in California, except in San Diego, because of the passing of a local ordinance.
Florida: The use of kratom is legal in Florida, except in Sarasota County.
Illinois: Kratom is legal in Illinois, except in Jerseyville, and the sale of kratom to minors under the age of 18 is banned.
Indiana: This is a state that defines kratom as a synthetic drug and it is banned.
New Hampshire: Kratom use is legal in New Hampshire for people who are 18 and above.
Tennessee: In Tennessee kratom is defined as a controlled substance and is banned.
Wisconsin: In Wisconsin, the primary alkaloids present in kratom are classified as Schedule I and as a result are banned. (5)
For a complete legal map see this page.
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