27 Dec, 20220
Is Kratom Legal in Connecticut in 2023?
Connecticut is nicknamed the “Constitution State” and is home to Yale University, the first hamburger ever, and is also an excellent place in New England to grab some fresh seafood. So whether you are planning a trip to this northeastern state or you live there and are wondering if Kratom is legal to possess, the answer is yes; in 2023, Kratom is entirely legal in Connecticut.
- What is Kratom?
- Laws and legislation of Kratom in Connecticut?
- Where can I buy Kratom in Connecticut?
- Kratom Advocacy in Connecticut
What is Kratom?
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is an evergreen tree native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia and part of the coffee plant family. The farmers in Southeast Asia have become experts in growing and harvesting Kratom, and to this day, the highest quality Kratom available in the world comes from this region. Harvested Kratom has helped farmworkers manage long and arduous work days for centuries. Kratom leaves contain two alkaloids: mitragynine and 7-α-hydroxymitragynine—these act on the opioid receptors in the brain. Depending on the strain and vein of Kratom and the dosage, Kratom can have stimulant effects, calming effects, or relief from discomfort. Traditionally, people chewed Kratom leaves or brewed them to make tea. Today, Kratom can be taken conveniently in powder, capsules, and extracts.
Laws and legislation of Kratom in Connecticut
Connecticut is a state in the process of legislatively regulating Kratom. In February 2021, Rep. Quentin Phipps introduced House Bill 6333. The bill would regulate the manufacturing, distribution and sales of Kratom, outlaw the distribution of contaminated or doctored Kratom, enforce compliance and assign government officials to oversee the Kratom industry. While the bill did not pass, it is hoped that it will be reintroduced in an upcoming session.
Where can I buy Kratom in Connecticut?
Quite a few local stores are selling Kratom in Connecticut. Before buying, check out Google reviews of the physical or online store, and see what customers say. The important thing is to research the source of your Kratom. Since 2017, Kingdom Kratom has served thousands of satisfied customers, offering the best selection of powders, capsules, extracts, and edibles. In addition, Kingdom Kratom contracts directly with a select group of Indonesian farmers to ensure the purity of the product. Whether you purchase Kratom locally from a brick-and-mortar store or buy Kratom online, we’re happy to help answer any questions you may have.
Kratom advocacy in Connecticut
The American Kratom Association (AKA) is a non-profit advocacy group established in 2014, committed to preserving and protecting the freedom of Kratom or Mitragyna Speciosa. Also, it advocates for regulation to ensure Kratom quality and also for research on the benefits of Kratom. The AKA continues to work tirelessly to have Kratom legal in every state. You can help in that effort by joining the AKA as a “protector” of Kratom. You’ll receive notification of any laws changes and advocacy needed. Join the email list here.
Working in concert with the AKA, the Botanical Education Alliance also dedicates itself to educating consumers, lawmakers, law enforcement, and the media about safe and therapeutic natural supplements, including Kratom. Its mission is to increase understanding to influence public policy and protect natural supplements.
The Kratom Consumer Protection Act is under consideration in more than 20 states. As of 2023, the KPCA has passed in the following states: Utah, Georgia, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Hopefully, Connecticut will soon be next!
To see if Kratom is currently legal in your state, please check out this interactive Kratom legality map.