Is Kratom Legal in Arizona in 2023?

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18 Dec, 20220

Is Kratom Legal in Arizona in 2023?

Home of the Grand Canyon state, Arizona is one of the most beautiful states in the nation. If a visit to the Grand Canyon State is on your bucket list, you’ll be happy to know that in 2023 Kratom is legal in Arizona. In this article, you’ll learn about some of the legislative challenges Kratom has faced and how it remains legal.

History of legislation in Arizona

Like in many states, the legality of Kratom in Arizona has not been without its challenges. In 2014 the Arizona Legislature introduced HB 2453 into the Senate. The “Controlled Substances Act” initially added Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine, the two main alkaloids found in Kratom, and identified them as synthetic substances. Kratom supporters successfully petitioned against the inclusion since Kratom is a 100 percent natural plant product.

“It needs to be made clear that Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine, are natural compounds found in the leaves of Kratom,” according to the petition circulated by the advocacy group, Change.org. “Kratom is not artificial and does not belong on this list of banned synthetic substances. Including them in this ban will hinder citizens in your state from seeking continued medical benefits from this plant.”

Fortunately, legislators removed Kratom from that list before passing the bill.

Efforts to regulate Kratom in Arizona

In 2018, the Arizona legislature passed the Kratom Consumer Protection Act, which regulated Kratom’s sales, production, labeling and distribution. It also placed a minimum age requirement of 18 years of age. Kratom is now legal to possess, purchase and distribute for anyone 18 or older in Arizona. Kratom is entirely legal at the federal level. However, since no federal legislation exists, individual states can make their own legislation. As of 2022, Kratom remains unclassified in Arizona.

In 2019, the Arizona legislature passed HB 2550, the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA). The legislation prohibits the sale of Kratom products to minors and creates requirements for product labels.

How to buy and ship Kratom in Arizona

If you want to buy Kratom from a local headshop or reputable online vendor, the good news is that you can! However, you must be 18 years or older. With Kratom’s popularity on the rise, more and more smoke shops are selling Kratom. To find a good shop, look at Google reviews. When looking at the product, make sure it’s 100 percent Kratom.

Since selling Kratom generally isn’t a smoke shop’s primary business, your better bet is to find an online company that has been in the business of selling Kratom from reliable sources. Since 2017, Kingdom Kratom has been providing quality Kratom to a passionate customer base. Offering full money-back guarantees and fast delivery, Kingdom Kratom strives to be your go-to source for all things Kratom.

Kingdom Kratom offers full phone support if you have questions or concerns about Kratom or your order. It’s a customer-focused company serving all of the United States except for the following states and cities where it is banned: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, San Diego (California), Vermont, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. 

Kratom advocacy

The American Kratom Association (AKA) is a 501c3 association established in 2014 to protect the freedom of Kratom. A Virginia-registered non-profit, the AKA works to help protect the freedom to use Kratom for improved health and well-being.

The American Kratom Association has five main goals: support consumers; educate the public and legislators; amplify the voices of those who feel Kratom helped them, bring global awareness to demonstrate responsible use and practical knowledge other countries may study when considering Kratom legislation; and protect the natural resources of Kratom by encouraging sustainable farming. If you’d like to help in this effort, Kingdom Kratom suggests supporting the legislative and education efforts of the American Kratom Association by donating here. In addition, continued research and education will forward the motion of legalizing Kratom in every state in the country.

To see if Kratom is currently legal in your state, please check out this Kratom legality map.

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