What Is Kratom?
Some of you may already know of Kratom, others might not have a single clue to what it is. I am here to inform you and give you the TRUE facts and news on Kratom. Kratom is formally known as Mitragyna Speciosa and is natively found in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea. Kratom has been used for hundreds of years in its pure leaf form. Kratom can be used for pain relief, energy and mood booster, and even helps people come off of opioid addiction. Kratom can be beneficial to many different people in many different ways.
So is it legal?
Currently, Katom has become a hot topic because of legality and from the information provided by the FDA. Some states are banning Kratom 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 Kratom 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. The
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 Kratom 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.