Some of you may already know of Kratom, others might not have a clue to what it is. I am here to inform you and give you the TRUE facts and news. Kratom, formally known as Mitragyna Speciosa and is natively found in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea. It has been used for hundreds of years in its pure leaf form. This amazing leaf has been shown to help with pain relief, energy and mood booster. Kratom can be beneficial to many different people in many different ways.
So is it legal?
Currently, Kratom has become a hot topic because of legality and from the information provided by the FDA. Some states are banning it such as Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and a handful of select cities and counties. Due to the fact of lack of research on the plant itself as well as the lack of regulations on the consumption and use. At one point the FDA was trying to classify it as a schedule one substance, putting it in the same category as heroin, LSD, and marijuana. On the other hand, select states are passing legislation called the Kratom Protection Act.
This act implements the ability for consumers to still legally purchase, and consume. This act does not only protects our right to utilize the positive effect on Kratom but also protects us from the unregulated and adulterated products that could be dangerous of your heath. It implements standard safety requirements such as standard labeling, registration for Kratom production, and more regulations and restrictions stated in the legislation. This act is a huge step forward for the kratom community ensuring these select states have access to clean, pure, and 100% legal Kratom.