14 Dec, 20220
Is Kratom Legal in Wisconsin in 2023?
Wisconsin is known for many things, including beer, cheese, and the Green Bay Packers! Wisconsin is also known for its numerous breathtaking lakes that draw thousands to its shores during summer. However, if you’re planning to head to Wisconsin, you should know that in 2023, Kratom is illegal here.
- Laws and legislation of Kratom in Wisconsin
- Where can I buy Kratom in Wisconsin?
- Advocacy for Kratom in Wisconsin
Laws and legislation of Kratom in Wisconsin
Since April 2014, Kratom has been banned and classified as a Schedule I controlled substance. Former Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Sheila Harsdorf submitted Senate Bill 325. That bill banned Kratom and classified it as a “designer drug,” linking it to substances like bath salts and synthetic marijuana. However, when the bill passed, it was amended to classify it as a Schedule I controlled substance (in the same class as heroin, ecstasy and cocaine). Penalties for possessing Kratom or intending to sell or purchase Kratom are felony charges.
In 2019 the American Kratom Association (AKA) held an informative meeting with the Wisconsin State Health Committee to educate them on the benefits of Kratom and work to pass the Kratom regulatory bill called the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA). The information was well received, and although the bill hasn’t passed, AKA continues to work to gain a groundswell of support.
Where can I buy Kratom in Wisconsin?
Unfortunately, it is not legal to purchase Kratom anywhere in Wisconsin. For example, you can’t even buy it from an online retailer in a state where it is permitted because it is illegal to export Kratom to Wisconsin. Therefore, any online purchase will be voided when you enter a Wisconsin address.
Advocacy for Kratom in Wisconsin
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. To see if Kratom is currently legal in your state, please check out this interactive Kratom legality map.