29 Sep, 20220
Is Kratom Legal in Georgia in 2023?
Georgia is beautiful with its 11 national parks and the famous Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. Additionally, your visit to Georgia will be more enjoyable knowing that in 2023, Kratom is legal here and restricted to persons 18 or older. This article will explore all you need to know about Kratom in Georgia.
Is Kratom legal in Georgia?
Purchasing the herb Kratom in Georgia in various forms is straightforward due to the statewide legality of Kratom. The only restriction is that you must be over 18 years old.
Laws and legislation of Kratom in Georgia
Georgia considered a Kratom ban, but in April 2019, House Bill 551 — also known as the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA), became law. It passed with an overwhelming 164-1 vote in support of the bill. The governor of Georgia signed the bill, which specifies, among other regulations:
- That you must be at least 18 to possess, purchase, consume or distribute Kratom
- Requires vendors to label all Kratom products, including a list of ingredients and total alkaloid content
- Requires use of disclaimers on all Kratom products, including proper use and manufacturer information
- Imposes a fine of up to $1000, a year in jail, or both for any violation of the Georgia Kratom Consumer Protection Act
Where can I buy and purchase Kratom in Georgia?
It’s pretty easy to purchase Kratom from a local store, whether a local smokeshop or convenience store. A quick search for “Kratom near me” will provide the names of the shops, and the accompanying reviews will lead you to the best ones.
Purchasing from an online vendor often provides a fresher product and better pricing. Also, online vendors will offer a more excellent selection of products, from powders to capsules to extracts and gummies. For example, Kingdom Kratom, a company based in San Antonio, Texas since 2017, offers 29 types of Kratom powders, more than 50 types of capsules and five new extracts. A reputable vendor’s website also provides good information, education and best practices. They also have a passionate team of Kratom users who can guide your journey.
Advocacy for Kratom in Georgia
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. It advocates for continued regulation to ensure Kratom quality and also for increased 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 then receive notification of any changes to laws and any advocacy needed. Join the email list here.
The Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA)
The Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KPCA) is legislation the American Kratom Association introduced that encourages advocacy for Kratom education and research. In addition, it sets legal guidelines for the industry regarding labeling, ingredients, and age restrictions. The Act prohibits the sale of adulterated or misbranded Kratom. The KCPA would also create a voluntary certification program for Kratom retailers and manufacturers.
The Kratom Consumer Protection Act is under consideration in more than 20 states, says a spokesperson for the American Kratom Association. As of 2022, the KPCA has passed in eight states: Utah, Georgia, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Oklahoma.
To see if Kratom is currently legal in your state, please check out this interactive Kratom legality map.