Is Kratom Legal in South Dakota in 2024?


1 Apr, 20240

Is Kratom Legal in South Dakota in 2024?

It took the artist Gutzon Borglum 14 years to finish his cliffside masterpiece on Mount Rushmore. South Dakota is home to this world wonder, so it should be no surprise that it is nicknamed “The Mount Rushmore State.” If you plan to visit this state, you’d be happy to know that in 2023, Kratom is legal here

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, including powder, capsules, and extracts. 

Is Kratom legal in South Dakota?

In 2020, House Bill 1072 was filed in the South Dakota House of Representatives to make Kratom illegal. It would have done so by classifying mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragyninKratomchedule I controlled substances. The bill passed through the Health and Human Services Committee but died in the chamber. The American Kratom Association is working to advocate for the passage of the Kratom Consumer Protection Act.

Where can I buy Kratom in South Dakota?

Kratom is readily available in head shops and even convenience markets.

Quite a few local stores sell Kratom in South Dakota. Before buying, check out Google reviews, 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 or online, Kingdom Kratom serves as a one-stop shop for all your Kratom questions and needs.  

The AKA and Kratom Advocacy in South Dakota

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 KKratomlegal in every state. You can help in that effoKratomjoining the AKA as a “protector” of Kratom. You’ll receive notification of any law 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 of Kratom 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, South Dakota will pass a similar bill to protect Kratom and its consumers.

To see if Kratom is currently legal in your state, please check out this interactive Kratom legality map courtesy of the American Kratom Association.


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