US Kratom Legality

Find the legal status of kratom in all 50 states.

Is Kratom Legal in the USA?

Full ban

Alabama

Kratom is banned in the state of Alabama.

Arkansas

Arkansas is one of the states where it is illegal to buy, sell, possess, or use kratom.

Legal

Alaska

Currently there is no ban on Kratom in Alaska and it is legal to use, buy and sell.

Arizona

Kratom is not only legal in Arizona, but it’s pretty popular in that state. Let’s take a closer look at kratom laws in Arizona.

New York

Kratom is legal to buy and sell kratom in New York. Because kratom is legal at the state and federal level, you can also ship kratom in New York.

Partial ban

California

Kratom is legal throughout the state of California, except the city of San Diego. Kratom is illegal in San Diego.


Colorado – kratom is legal. The City of Denver prohibits the sale of kratom for human consumption, though it is legal to sell it as long as it is not for human consumption. However, Parker Town and Monument Town prohibit kratom sales.
Connecticut – kratom is legal
Delaware – kratom is legal
Florida – kratom is banned in the Sarasota County, but it’s legal everywhere else in Florida
Georgia – kratom is legal. There was a bill to ban it; however, it did not pass; Georgia was the third state to pass the Kratom Consumer Protection Act
Hawaii – kratom is legal
Idaho – kratom is legal
Illinois – kratom is legal for those over the age of 18 except for the Jerseyville City. There is pending legislation to qualify possession of kratom a misdemeanor, though there is no set hearing date,
Indiana – kratom is banned
Iowa – kratom is legal. A bill to ban it did not pass
Kansas – kratom is legal. A bill to criminalize it was removed. Now, Kansas is reviewing the Kratom Consumer Protection Act
Kentucky – a bill to make kratom a controlled substance did not pass. As a result, kratom remains legal
Louisiana –  kratom is legal. However, a bill to ban kratom if the DEA schedules it has passed,
Maine – a bill to ban kratom did not pass; so, it remains legal; currently, Maine is considering the Kratom Consumer Protection Act
Maryland – kratom is legal
Massachusetts – kratom is legal
Michigan – kratom is legal, there is pending legislation to make kratom a Schedule II drug
Minnesota – kratom is legal
Mississippi – kratom is illegal in a number of counties and cities in Mississippi and a few more counties and cities are currently debating whether to ban kratom or not, yet remains legal elsewhere in the state
Missouri – kratom is legal, currently, Missouri is reviewing the Kratom Consumer Protection Act and a few counties are debating a potential kratom ban
Montana – kratom is legal
Nebraska – kratom is legal
Nevada – kratom is legal and regulated according to the KCPA
New Hampshire – a bill to criminalize kratom did not pass. Instead, legislators amended it to allow kratom for those over 18. Kratom is illegal in Franklin City, but remains legal in the rest of the state
New Jersey – kratom is legal at the moment. Nonetheless, there is pending legislation to ban it
New Mexico – kratom 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 did not pass. Oklahoma is considering regulating Kratom
Oregon – kratom is legal, and the authorities are considering regulating it
Pennsylvania – kratom is legal
Rhode Island – kratom is banned; however, there is pending legislation that may reverse the kratom ban and make it legal and regulated
South Carolina – kratom is legal
South Dakota – kratom is legal
Tennessee – kratom in plain leaf form is legal for those over 21
Texas – kratom is legal
Utah – kratom is legal. Although there was a bill to make kratom a controlled substance, it did not pass. On March 26th, 2019, Utah passed the Kratom Consumer Protection Act making it the first state which regulates kratom. Under this bill, vendors need to comply with regulations such as testing kratom before selling it thus making Utah the safest state for buyers
Vermont – kratom is banned, but pending legislation may reverse the ban
Virginia – kratom is legal
Washington – kratom is legal
West Virginia – kratom is legal
Wisconsin – kratom is banned. However, there is a possibility that the state will remove the ban and pass the Kratom Consumer Protection Act instead
Wyoming – kratom is legal