Is Kratom legal in my State?

Kratom is federally legal in the U.S., however, some states, counties, and municipalities have banned kratom. Read on to find out where kratom is illegal.

In 2016, the DEA announced a plan to list kratom as a schedule 1 substance, which would have effectively banned it completely. Instead, the government agency gave the public a chance to speak in favor of kratom, and the response was overwhelming. So many people came forward that eventually, the DEA called off their plan to schedule kratom. Since then, kratom has not been banned and it remains federally legal.
Kratom is legal across the vast majority of the United States; however, some places have decided to ban it. Many states have reversed previous bans after being educated about the plant by scientists, doctors, and their constituents. We expect this trend will continue. 

Legality State-by-State

as of 10/2/19

While kratom remains federally legal, some states and municipalities have passed legislation of their own banning its sale and possession. These laws change quickly, so we’re providing a list of kratom laws in every state to keep you updated and informed on the legality of kratom where you live!

Alabama- Kratom is illegal in Alabama. In 2016, Alabama made mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, the two most abundant alkaloids in kratom, illegal. 

Alaska- Kratom is legal.

Arizona- Kratom is legal.

Arkansas- Kratom is illegal in Arkansas. In 2015, Arkansas made kratom and its alkaloids illegal. 

California- Kratom is legal, except within the San Diego city limits. San Diego has passed legislation banning kratom within the city. 

Colorado- Kratom is legal.

Connecticut- Kratom is legal.

Delaware- Kratom is legal.

Florida- Kratom is legal, except within Sarasota County. Legislation has passed that bans kratom from Sarasota County.

Georgia- Kratom is legal and is regulated by the Kratom Consumer Protection Act, which sets an age requirement and labeling requirements.  

Hawaii- Kratom is legal. 

Idaho- Kratom is legal.

Illinois- Kratom is legal for those over the age of 18, except in the cities of Jerseyville and Alton.

Indiana- Kratom is illegal in Indiana. In 2014, Indiana passed a bill that made kratom a Schedule 1 substance in the state. 

Iowa- Kratom is legal. 

Kansas- Kratom is legal.

Kentucky- Kratom is legal.

Louisiana- Kratom is legal.

Maine- Kratom is legal.

Maryland- Kratom is legal.

Massachusetts- Kratom is legal.

Michigan- Kratom is legal.

Minnesota- Kratom is legal.

Mississippi- Kratom is legal.

Missouri- Kratom is legal.

Montana- Kratom is legal.

Nebraska- Kratom is legal.

Nevada- Kratom is legal.

New Hampshire- Kratom is legal for those over the age of 18, except in Franklin City. 

New Jersey- Kratom is legal.

New Mexico- Kratom is legal.

New York- Kratom is legal.

North Carolina- Kratom is legal.

North Dakota- Kratom is legal.

Ohio- Kratom is legal.

Oklahoma- Kratom is legal.

Oregon- Kratom is legal.

Pennsylvania- Kratom is legal.

Rhode Island- Kratom is legal.

South Carolina- Kratom is legal.

South Dakota- Kratom is legal.

Tennessee- Kratom is legal for those over the age of 21, as long as it’s pure kratom that’s been labeled with disclaimers that kratom should not be used if pregnant, under the age of 21, when using alcohol, or when taking medication. 

Texas- Kratom is legal.

Utah- Kratom is legal.

Vermont- Kratom is illegal in Vermont, as the two main alkaloids present in kratom have been banned. 

Virginia- Kratom is legal.

Washington- Kratom is legal.

West Virginia- Kratom is legal.

Wisconsin- Kratom is illegal in Wisconsin, it was banned in 2014 when the State Senate passed a bill making kratom a controlled substance. 

Wyoming- Kratom is legal.