Kratom and Kava Legalities by State

Is Kratom Legal in My State?

Kava is not regulated by any state or federal law and is legal in all 50 states.

Below you will find the breakdown of all 50 states along with the legal status of Mitragyna speciosa there:

Is Kratom Legal in My State?
Below you will find the breakdown of all 50 states along with the legal status of Mitragyna speciosa there:

  • Alabama – kratom is illegal in Alabama
  • 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 enacted the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA) in late April 2019
  • Arkansas – kratom is illegal in Arkansas
  • California – kratom is legal except for the city of San Diego (but this doesn’t apply to San Diego County)
  • Colorado – kratom is legal. Denver prohibits the sale of kratom products for human consumption. It is legal to sell it though as long as it isn’t for human consumption. However, Parker Town and Monument Town prohibit kratom sales.
  • Connecticut – kratom is legal, and there is a pending bill to regulate it,
  • Delaware – kratom is legal
  • Florida – kratom is banned in Sarasota County, but it’s legal elsewhere in Florida
  • Georgia – kratom is legal. There was a bill to ban it; however, it didn’t succeed. Moreover, Georgia was the third state to enact the Kratom Consumer Protection Act
  • Hawaii – kratom is legal, but there is a pending bill to ban it,
  • Idaho – kratom is legal
  • Illinois – kratom is legal for those over the age of 18 except for Jerseyville,
  • Indiana – kratom is illegal in Indiana
  • Iowa – kratom is legal. A bill to ban it didn’t succeed
  • Kansas – kratom is legal. A bill to criminalize it was removed. Now, Kansas is reviewing the KCPA
  • Kentucky – a bill to make outlaw kratom didn’t succeed, but neither did one intending to regulate it. Kratom is legal
  • Louisiana – kratom is legal. However, a bill to ban kratom if the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) places it on the scheduled substances list
  • Maine – a bill to ban kratom didn’t succeed, but neither did a bill to regulate it. So, it’s legal but unregulated
  • Maryland – kratom is legal, a bill to ban primary kratom alkaloids failed,
  • Massachusetts – kratom is legal
  • Michigan – kratom is legal, but there is a pending bill to include kratom among Schedule II drugs
  • Minnesota – kratom is legal
  • Mississippi – kratom is illegal in a number of counties and cities in Mississippi. A few more locations are debating whether to schedule kratom. The herb remains legal elsewhere in the state. However, there are regular efforts to ban kratom in the state
  • Missouri – kratom is legal; currently, Missouri is reviewing the KCPA, but a few counties are debating a potential kratom ban
  • Montana – kratom is legal
  • Nebraska – kratom is legal
  • Nevada – kratom is legal. Moreover, it’s regulated according to the KCPA
  • New Hampshire – a bill to criminalize kratom didn’t pass. Instead, legislators amended it to allow kratom for those over 18 years. Kratom is illegal in Franklin but remains legal in the rest of the state. New Hampshire is considering regulating kratom
  • New Jersey – kratom is legal at the moment. Nonetheless, there have been efforts to ban it,
  • New Mexico – kratom is legal
  • New York – although multiple intents to ban kratom have been made, it is legal
  • North Carolina – even though a bill to ban kratom was introduced, it remains legal for those older than 18
  • North Dakota – kratom is legal
  • Ohio – kratom is legal, the state is considering regulating kratom
  • Oklahoma – kratom is legal, a bill to ban kratom didn’t succeed. There is a pending bill to regulate kratom
  • Oregon – kratom is legal, and the authorities are considered regulating it,
  • Pennsylvania – kratom is legal
  • Rhode Island – kratom is banned. There is a pending bill that may reverse the kratom ban and make it legal and regulated,
  • South Carolina – kratom is legal
  • South Dakota – kratom is legal for those over the age of 21
  • Tennessee – kratom in plain leaf form is legal for those over 21 years. There is a pending bill that would only allow kratom to be sold by retailers and in packets of 5-7 ounces
  • Texas – kratom is legal, and there is a pending bill to regulate it.
  • Utah – kratom is legal. Although there was a bill to make kratom a controlled substance, it didn’t pass. On March 26th, 2019, Utah became the first state to enact the Kratom Consumer Protection Act. Under this bill, vendors need to comply with regulations such as testing kratom before selling it.
  • Vermont – kratom is banned, but a pending bill may reverse the law
  • Virginia – kratom is legal
  • Washington – kratom is legal
  • West Virginia – kratom is legal
  • Wisconsin – kratom is banned. However, Wisconsin may remove the ban and pass the KCPA instead,
  • Wyoming – kratom is legal

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