Kratom legality? What’s going on right now in America? Should we worry? Or rejoice?
Here’s a list, with links to information, about kratom legislation in the USA for 2022.
We thank the I Love Kratom forum for this list and encourage you to participate in their blog discussions.
The most interesting legislation isn’t even at the top where you would expect it but rather near the bottom right before our very eyes!
In fact, there are 2 separate proposals making their way through WA State’s Senate Committee meeting right now: One aims towards legalizing Mitragyna Speciosa while another seeks completely prohibit them altogether – both have strong support within respective parties so we may see these babies come into fruition soon enough
Wisconsin is one of several states that prohibit Kratom. One bill in committee would repeal the ban and replace it with KCPA regulation, making the only technicality left to gain access before passing into law for this amazing plant!
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) maintains a database of state representatives that you can use to find your own elected officials.
You may enter any address into their search tool and get an instant list of all members in Congress who represent YOUR interests! You can also contact the bill’s sponsors and committee members. Please be polite.
KRATOM LEGISLATION PENDING in 2022:
Florida SB1076 “Florida Kratom Consumer Protection Act”
Status: As of 1/19/2022 the bill is in the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government
Flordia HB1071 “An act relating to kratom products”
Status: First Reading as of 1/11/2022
Hawaii HB2356 and SB3307 “Kratom Consumer Protection Act”
Note: These two bills from Hawaii’s House and Senate are identical – introduced and referred to the same committees on the same date
Status: Referred to 3 committees on 1/28/2022: Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, Consumer Protection and Commerce, Health Human Services, and Homelessness
Illinois SB3948 “Kratom Consumer Protection”
Status: In Assignments Committee
Kansas HB2056 “regulating the sale and distribution of kratom products” “relating to the Kansas food, drug, and cosmetic act”
Status: Passed Kansas House in May 2021. Now sits in Senate. Hearing held 1/26/2022.
Kentucky HB142 “An Act Relating to Controlled Substances”
Status: In Health and Family Services Committee as of 2/2/2022
Mississippi HB681 “Add Kratom to Schedule I of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act”
Status: Passed House, transmitted to Senate as of 2/4/2022
Missouri HB1667 and SB774 “Kratom Consumer Protection Act”
Note: Both bills are essentially the same
Status: Passed through two House committees as of 2/1/2022
New Hampshire HB333 “relative to the sale and distribution of kratom products.“
Status: In Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee for interim study as of 1/5/2022
New York S3588 “Kratom Consumer Protection Act”
Status: Referred to agriculture committee 1/5/2022
Ohio HB236 “Regulate kratom processing, sale, and distribution”
Status: Referred to Health Committee 4/14/2021. Hearing on 2/8/2022
Oregon HB4010 “Relating to kratom; prescribing an effective date”
Status: Work session held 2/7/2022
Virginia HB1307 “Kratom products; prohibited acts, civil penalty”
Status: Hearing on 2/8/2022. Assigned to House Health, Welfare and Institutions Sub-Committee 1/31/2022
Washington SB5743 “Designating kratom as a controlled substance”
Status: Referred to Senate Committee on Law and Justice 1/10/2022
Washington SB5941 “Establishing the Washington kratom consumer protection act”
Status: Referred to Senate Committee on Law and Justice 1/25/2022
Wisconsin AB599 “Relating to regulating kratom products, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty”
Regulating and REPEALING A BAN
Status: Referred to Committee on Rules 2/1/2022
You can learn more about kratom legal issues at American Kratom Association.
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TRAVELERS: Remember to check the legality of kratom at your destination AND at all places in between. In some areas of the world, if you have kratom on you, you can be charged with drug smuggling and be executed.
Laws about kratom change from state to state, and even from city to city, so be sure you are complying with the local kratom laws, even if it means not bringing any kratom with you on your trip.