This year has been a huge turnaround for Kratom enthusiasts as the legislation of this popular food supplement was turned upside down. State governments across America are now starting to take action on past bills that have stalled, with some even passing new laws recently.
The good news doesn’t stop here; we’ve collected all information from state department websites and compiled them into one easy-to draw map so you can see where your favorite jurisdictions stand regarding their relationship towards legal highs like Mitragyna Speciosa aka “Kratom”.
This supplement has been making waves in recent months as more and more states threaten to criminalize the product. The reason for this rise? It’s an opioid-like drug that shares similarities with other Schedule I substances like heroin or cocaine; despite these connections, it doesn’t carry quite enough weightlifting potentials according law makers who want nothing less than total prohibition across all 50 U S mixing jurisdictions!
With three different federal legislation proposals currently under review at any given time– Kentucky , Mississippi & Washington D C -we’ve compiled information on what you need know if your state gets added to the list.
It’s been used to help with mood improvement and discomfort in the state of Washington is currently subject to two bills. One regulating its sale as well as a ban on its manufacture or possession which was introduced by Senators Jim Honeyford ( Sponsors )
The most interesting legislation isn’t even at top where you would expect it but rather near 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 aiming 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 them 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 aller members in Congress who represent YOUR interests! You can also contact the bill’s sponsors and committee members. Please be polite.
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