29 Sep, 20220
Is Kratom Legal in Alabama in 2023?
Alabama is known for its southern hospitality, gulf coast beaches, and probably one of the biggest state-college rivalries in football. It’s also the only state to have an alcoholic beverage as its official drink (Conecuh Ridge Whiskey). It’s a beautiful coastal state, but you’d also want to know if Kratom is legal in Alabama. It is one of the very few states where, in 2023, Kratom is currently illegal. In this article, you will learn:
- Laws and legislation of Kratom in Alabama
- Purchasing and shipping Kratom in Alabama
- Kratom advocacy in Alabama
- The Kratom Consumer Protection Act
Laws and legislation of Kratom in Alabama
In 2016, the Alabama legislature made Kratom illegal. Senate Bill 226 did not specifically outlaw Kratom, but it was made unlawful to use the two main alkaloids found in Kratom – Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. Unfortunately, the legislators failed to look at recent research on Kratom, which shows various benefits of Kratom and little harm. Attempts to appeal the bill have so far been unsuccessful. However, advocacy organizations continue to work for the legalization and regulation of Kratom. The American Kratom Association has retained counsel to make Kratom legal in Alabama.
Purchasing and shipping Kratom in Alabama
Due to the prohibition of the two main alkaloids in Kratom, it’s not surprising that you can’t purchase Kratom in Alabama. The law also restricts your ability to buy Kratom from online retailers where Kratom is legal. Online Kratom vendors may allow you to add your Kratom to your virtual shopping cart, but when you plug in your mailing address, it will kick back your order. In fact, under the current law, shipping Kratom to Alabama is a felony offense.
The Kratom Consumer Protection Act
The Kratom Consumer Protection Act is legislation introduced by the American Kratom Association. The Act encourages advocacy for Kratom education and research. As we gain more information and analysis, this will help legalize Kratom in every state in the country. For more information on how you can advocate for Kratom, check out this page on the AKA website.
To see if Kratom is currently legal in your state, please check out this interactive Kratom legality map, courtesy of the American Kratom Association.