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Jan 09

The Legality of Kratom in the United States

jail-cellThe plant Kratom, which is native to the southeast parts of Asia, is being used by people all over the world. The plant is considered an opiate substitute that can have a mind altering effect on users, and can affect other areas of health as well. This plant is legal in 47 of the states throughout the United States, but has been outlawed in Tennessee, Wisconsin and Indiana. Before ingesting or trying Kratom, there are some things that you’ll want to know.

The FDA has currently issued an import alert on Kratom which allows customs officials to detain without examination any packages which they believe to contain Kratom. This is done completely administratively with no judicial oversight or legislative conditions.

The plant Kratom has been used for decades holistically for calming an upset stomach or digestive complications, to help with pain, and also for insomnia and anxiety. Some people use this medication to treat an addiction to opiates, and replace the opiate with Kratom in a monitored rehabilitation setting. Slowly the dosage of Kratom is reduced, until the patient no longer has an addiction.

Although the Kratom is a natural herb that users can put in a tea, smoked or ingest with capsules easily, it’s important to take precaution when doing so. This plant can alter the mind, which can make it difficult to drive or operate machinery, care for children and more. The tests and studies on this herb haven’t confirmed all of the side effects, and this drug has not been banned by the federal government. The government also has not made it a requirement to have a prescription to use this herb.

Users are able to order the herb in from distributors around the world, and find the herb at local vitamin shops and health stores. There are no set FDA guidelines for this herb, so it can be difficult to determine if you are getting 100 percent pure Kratom, or if it has been supplemented or altered. For this reason, I buy all of my Kratom products from KrakenKratom.com. They test their products for purity and have a 100% money back guarantee.

Before ordering this herb, it’s always wise to talk with a medical professional to see if you could have negative side-effects, or to see if you have any type of condition that could be affected by the herb. You also want to check with your state laws and requirements before ordering the drug, to ensure you follow the legal procedure.