Today we want to share with you important information that will help you avoid unpleasant situations during your travels abroad and throughout the United States. We want to talk about countries, states, regions and cities where the cultivation, storage or distribution of Kratom is controlled by law enforcement agencies.
Back in 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tried to put Kratom on the list of prohibited substances in the entire country, but nothing came of it – more than 55 congressional representatives voted against, and as a result, the ban postponed.
In different states of America, some federal laws are interpreted differently, which is why the attitude of the authorities towards Kratom is different.
The states of Indiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Rhode Island and Vermont both made the production, storage, distribution and use of Kratom illegal.
The states of Illinois, New Hampshire and North Carolina consider Kratom legal for consumption for persons over 18 years of age. The city of Jerseyville in Illinois is an exception – Kratom is illegal for everyone there.
In California, Kratom is legal throughout the state except the city of San Diego.
In Denver (Colorado), Sarasota (Florida) and Union (Mississippi) counties, Kratom is prohibited, but is allowed in the rest of the state.
In Tennessee, as in New York, Kratom is not banned and is legal for consumers 21 years of age and older.
In all other areas of the United States, Kratom is legal, and there are no restrictions on its cultivation, ownership, or use. In addition, users are not required to provide a prescription for its purchase.
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Today, Kratom is legal in Canada.
Central and South America
Now, there are no laws in any of the countries of Central and South America that mention Kratom as an illegal substance.
In most European countries, Kratom is legal, except for countries such as Ireland, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Latvia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Russia.
Since 2016, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has made its import and distribution illegal. It is worth noting that the authorities distinguish simple ownership of Kratom from sale, where the first is legal, and the second is not.
In other European countries, Kratom is legal.
In Asia, strict laws on psychotropic substances reign, which apply to Kratom. Kratom is illegal in Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, Israel, Cambodia, Laos and the Philippines. Especially severe penalties for growing, using, and distributing in South Korea.
In India and Thailand, Kratom was legalized in 2018 for medical use.
In the provinces of China, with the exception of Hong Kong, the legal status of Kratom is not defined.
Australia and New Zealand
The Australian Committee for the Control of Poisons and Drugs has introduced legislation that prohibits the manufacture, consumption, storage and distribution of Kratom products. In New Zealand, the import and export of Kratom is illegal, but it can be obtained by prescription from a pharmacy.
In Africa, Kratom is not as widespread as in the rest of the world, but there is no law that would prohibit the use of Kratom. It purchased freely at a local store or ordered with delivery from abroad.