Legal Status

** We are in the process of updating the map** Here is a comprehensive list of legality across the U.S. Though Kratom is legal in the U.S., some states have and/or are taking regulatory or legislative action to ban this wonderful plant. The current state of play for every state is listed below. The links provided connect you to bill text and relevant representatives. We encourage you to click on the links below and on our take action page and make your voice heard. Unsure what to tell these elected officials? Here are some helpful tips.


Green=Legal | Gray=Banned | Blue=Legal, but legislation to ban Kratom has been introduced or is likely to be introduced.


Alabama —Banned.   As of May 10, 2016 SB226 makes kratom a schedule 1 controlled substance.  Advocacy and education efforts are underway with the regulators and legislators of jurisdiction.

Alaska —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

Arizona —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

Arkansas —Banned.  As of February 1, 2016 it is banned.  It was added to the controlled substance list using AR code § 5-4-201 (a)(1)(A)(i).  Advocacy and education efforts are underway with the regulators and legislators of jurisdiction.

California —Legal except in San Diego.

Colorado —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

Connecticut —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

Delaware —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

Florida Legal except for Sarasota County. Legislation (HB 73 and SB 11) did not pass and died in committee. 

Georgia — Legal.  (HB 783) would have banned Kratom. Thanks to the very hard work of many people, AKA members and AKA Team Georgia, Kratom was removed from the bill.

Hawaii —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

Idaho —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

Illinois —Legal to adults. No known active or pending legislative action. Legislation (HB 5526) during the 2014 legislative session make the sale of Kratom to minors under 18 of age banned.

Indiana —Banned. Indiana incorrectly identifies Kratom as a synthetic drug and thus scheduled Kratom as part of synthetic controlled substances legislation. Advocacy and education efforts are underway with the regulators and legislators of jurisdiction.

Iowa —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. Legislation that would have criminalized kratom (HB 640 / HF 2355) was introduced and referred to the Iowa House Public Safety Committee, however, the bill was not passed during the 2014 legislative session.

Kansas —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

Kentucky —Legal. (SB136) would have made kratom a controlled substance.  Thanks to the very hard work of many people, including AKA members, the bill did not pass.

Louisiana —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. Legislation that would have scheduled kratom (HB 174) was amended  and specifically removed language that would have banned one of the primary alkaloids in Kratom, 7-OH (hydroxymitragynine). This amendment ultimately ensured Kratom’s continued legality in the state of Louisiana as of today.

This amendment was born out of advocacy and education efforts of AKA members and Kratom users across the state of Louisiana. Advocacy and education continue with the regulators and legislators of jurisdiction to thwart future legislation. 

Maine —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

Maryland —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

Massachusetts —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

Michigan —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. Legislation that would have scheduled kratom (HB 5707) was not passed during the 2014 legislative session.

Minnesota —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

Missouri —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. 

Mississippi —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. 

Montana —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action

Nebraska —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. 

Nevada —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. 

New Hampshire — Legal. 18+ per (SB540).  Thanks to advocacy and education efforts of AKA members, State Rep. Shem Kellogg and Kratom users across the state of New Hampshire an agreement was reached putting an age restriction of 18+.

New Jersey —Legal. Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced legislation (AB 4431) in May of 2015 that would criminalize the manufacture, sale and possession of substances containing Kratom. Since the bill was introduced, it was referred to the Law and Public Safety Committee. The Committee has not taken any action at this time. Advocacy and education efforts are underway with the regulators and legislators of jurisdiction.

New Mexico —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. 

New York —Legal. Assembly Member Aileen Gunther introduced legislation (A8670, S6345 and A9068 which prohibits the sale or distribution of kratom.  A9121 puts a 21 and over age restriction.   We need your help to defeat these bills, click here for our Action Alert.

North Carolina —Legal. (SB830) had been introduced into legislation that would have scheduled kratom.  Instead restrict its use to people over the age of 18 plus a study.  Thanks to the very hard work of many people, including AKA members, the bill did not pass.

North Dakota —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. 

Ohio —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.  

Oklahoma —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. Legislation that would have scheduled kratom (HB 2666) was not passed during the 2014 legislative session.

Oregon —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. 

Pennsylvania —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

Rhode Island —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.

South Carolina —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. 

South Dakota —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. 

Tennessee —Banned. Tennessee defines Kratom, Mitragyna speciosa, as a controlled substance (Pub. Ch. No. 161). Advocacy and education efforts are underway with the regulators and legislators of jurisdiction.

Texas —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. 

Utah —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.   

Vermont —Banned. Vermont classifies one of the primary alkaloids in Kratom, 7-OH (hydroxymitragynine), as a regulated drug (Title 18 V.S.A. § 4205), effectively banning Kratom in the state of Vermont. Advocacy and education efforts are underway with the regulators and legislators of jurisdiction.

Virginia —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. 

Washington —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. 

West Virginia —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action. 

Wisconsin —Banned. Wisconsin classified the primary alkaloids in Kratom, mitragynine and 7-OH (hydroxymitragynine), as Schedule I (Wis. Stat. § 961.14), effectively banning Kratom in the state of Wisconsin. Advocacy and education efforts are underway with the regulators and legislators of jurisdiction.

Wyoming —Legal. No known active or pending legislative action.  


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