26 May, 20220
Colorado and Missouri Pass the Kratom Consumer Protection Act
Last week both state legislators in Colorado and Missouri passed the Kratom Consumer Protection Act! It is expected that both governors will sign these bills into law in due order. This continues the massive progress that the American Kratom Association (AKA) and other Kratom advocacy groups have made to formally legalize Kratom in individual states, ensuring access to this wonderful plant!
While numerous attacks by anti-kratom lobbies tried to slow down the passage of these acts, Kratom advocates won out! Colorado and Missouri become the 7th and 8th states to pass the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA) so far. Currently the AKA is in process of passing the KCPA in Kansas, Rhode Island, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Next up on the list of states they are targeting is Washington, Hawaii, South Dakota, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Vermont, Connecticut, Texas, New Hampshire, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Florida.
While the KCPA is not required to be passed for Kratom to be sold in a state, it is a way of legislating it to be officially legal, instead of existing in a gray area. As more states formally legalize and regulate Kratom, its expected that the AKA will attempt to pass the KCPA federally, eliminating the states that banned it and making sure that Kratom can be accessible to all in a safe way!
Stay tuned for more good news about our favorite plant!