|Legal Status (US)||Banned in Indiana|
Uncertain legality in LA, TN, VT, WI
Legal in all other states
|Legal Status (Canada)||Legal|
|Legal Status (EU)||Legal in UK, Netherlands|
Legality varies elsewhere in Europe
|FDA Classification||Not regulated|
|Addiction Risk||Low to Moderate|
Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, is a plant native to Southeast Asia.
Kratom is an opioid painkiller, notable because it is possibly the only opioid that most Western nations do not regulate or ban.
Legality and Availability
There is no federal law against kratom, but a handful of states have enacted restrictions.
Indiana is the only state that explicitly bans kratom. However, the plant is in a legal gray area in Louisiana, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
Kratom is legal in Canada, and sold in many headshops.
Kratom is legal and sold in stores in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and other countries.
It is controlled or banned in Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Romania, and other countries.
Legality is questionable in Germany.
Kratom is not approved for medical use by the FDA and other agencies. It is typically classified as an herbal product.
Kratom is an effective painkiller and has been reported to ease anxiety.