If you’re planning on hitting the road (or catching a plane!) with kratom, you might be wondering whether you should. Kratom has a somewhat controversial reputation, after all. But did you know that traveling with kratom is safe and legal, as long as you follow some basic guidelines? Keep reading to learn how you can make the best out of your trip – with kratom!
Before we delve into the basic rules to follow when traveling with kratom, we need to look at kratom’s legality. While kratom is federally legal in the U.S., some US states and cities have placed a ban on kratom. That means possession and sale of kratom are illegal, and you should not try to enter these states with kratom.
Kratom is illegal in: Alabama, Arkansas, San Diego, Sarasota County, Jerseyville, Indiana, New Hampshire (but only if you are under the age of 18), Vermont, and Wisconsin.
Similarly, if you’re planning on travelling somewhere outside of the US, you should keep in mind that kratom is illegal in the following countries: Denmark, Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and New Zealand.
So, you cannot enter these states or countries while carrying kratom in your suitcase without breaking the law.
These bans and regulations are always subject to change, so always keep in mind that this information may be outdated. That’s why it’s essential for customers to continuously educate themselves on all the facts about kratom. You can find just about any kind of kratom-related information you’re looking for on our blog here – straight from the source, just like our kratom!
Also, make sure to frequently check our FAQ section, where we regularly update the legal status of kratom in case some new legislation or codes are passed.
Now that you know where kratom is illegal, let’s go over some basics.
Keeping kratom in its original packaging is a crucial part of travelling safely and legally!
Although kratom is popular, there are some people that don’t know what it is or think of it as dangerous. This is why taking extra preventive measures to ensure you won’t be detained cannot be stressed enough.
The original labeled packaging contains all the necessary information regarding the origin of your kratom product, and having it with you can save you lots & lots of headaches. Many government officials may find the substance suspicious and potentially cause a delay if you don’t provide proof that what you’re carrying is legal. That being said, make sure you don’t put kratom into a ziplock or paper bag to travel, and you should be good to go! Leave it in original packaging always.
You should definitely pay attention to how much kratom you’ll be taking with you on your trip. Smaller quantities are better, especially with a supplement like kratom that sparks lots of divided opinions. So, before you go, try to calculate how much kratom you will need and keep it on the lower end. Better safe than sorry!
By following these tips on traveling with kratom, you should be able to carry out your trip without any hassle. If, however, you get caught up in an uncomfortable situation where you get asked questions about the supplement you are carrying, don’t stress! Simply try to calmly explain what kratom is and what you are using it for – as long as you are traveling somewhere kratom is legal & can prove that what you have really is kratom, you should not get into any trouble! Bon voyage!
– Wikipedia: Mitragyna speciosa; legal status of kratom
– Aeronautics: Is It Illegal to Fly With Kratom Within the United States?