Kratom Legality Map

Below you will see an interactive kratom legality map of the United States. It shows the current legality of kratom along with the latest ban updates. You can also view kratom legality breakdown by state below.

All states have color codes based on their current kratom legality status. You can also mouse over each state and click on them for more details.

  • Green: Kratom is legal to buy and have in your state. In many cases, you must be an adult over 18.
  • Red: Kratom is illegal in your state. Contact your lawmakers and let them know where you stand.
  • Red Dot: Kratom is banned in your city or county. Contact your city council and voice your opinion.
  • Purple: There is pending legislation on kratom. Action is necessary to prevent any scheduling or a ban.

*If using a mobile device, press and hold the state for a brief description, or click for full details.

When you mouse over the purple states, you will notice that several of these states proposed bills to ban kratom, but have eventually failed.

It’s largely due to the efforts of advocacy groups such as the American Kratom Association (AKA)Botanical Education Alliance, as well as others. They were able to hire lobbyists to educate politicians and lawmakers about kratom and ultimately change their minds.

Of course, none of that would have been possible without the support of the kratom community. Vendors, along with thousands of consumers, have donated millions of dollars to fund the fight for kratom legality.

Not to mention the countless petitions hundreds of thousands of people signed to prevent kratom from becoming a controlled substance. Everyone has played a crucial role in keeping kratom legal.

Is Kratom Legal in My State?

Below you will find the breakdown of all 50 states along with the legal status of kratom there:

  • Alabama – kratom is banned.
  • Alaska – kratom is legal.
  • Arizona – kratom is legal. Arizona passed the Kratom Consumer Protection Act in late April 2019.
  • Arkansas – kratom is banned.
  • California – kratom is currently legal except for the city of 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. Georgia was the third state to pass the Kratom Consumer Protection Act.
  • Hawaii – kratom is legal, though there is pending legislation to ban it.
  • 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, but there is pending legislation to ban kratom alkaloids.
  • 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 it remains legal elsewhere in the state. However, there is a bill to ban kratom 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.
  • New York – although multiple actions to ban kratom has been made, it is still legal. Yet, there is pending legislation to regulate kratom in New York State.
  • 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. There are currently two bills – one to regulate kratom and another to ban it.
  • Oregon – kratom is legal, and the authorities are considering regulating it.
  • Pennsylvania – kratom is legal, and there is pending legislation to regulate it.
  • 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. On March 26th, 2019, Utah passed the Kratom Consumer Protection Act making it the first state to regulate 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, but there is pending legislation to study whether kratom should be banned.
  • 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 soon.
  • Wyoming – kratom is legal.

In addition to the 50 states, kratom is also legal in the U.S. capital Washington D.C. The authorities first banned kratom in 2016, but amended the controlled substance act and removed it in 2019.