Kratom Ban State By State What Now

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Kratom Ban And The Effect On People

The controversial herbal supplement kratom has been the talk of the town for years, specifically it’s regulation and potential ban as more and more bad news surfaces around it’s use.

Kratom For Pain And Opioid Replacement

The use of kratom has grown in popularity as an alternative to opioids as well as for many other purposes. The main use now has been for pain relief, the science has shown how effective it is for pain management long term with far less health issues. On the flip side you have many who use it as a way to get off opioids or heroin, those numbers are far lower than those who use it for therapeutic purposes.

The benefits gained by those using it as medicine daily vary, there a few that are the most mentioned reasons for it’s use here are some of them now,

  • Pain Management
  • Energy And Focus
  • Mood Enhancer
  • Depression
  • Relaxation

These are some of the many other reasons people use kratom other than as an opioid replacement, what would a world without kratom look like?

Kratom Ban State By State

What A Ban Means For You

As many of you already know we have a growing threat to our very existence, between opioids, fentanyl and over regulation people who need pain meds can’t get it, I hear this story often. People tell me “my doctor recently reduced my pain med allotment” or “my doctor cut me off completely after years”

Is this what we should do to those in need? What do we think will happen if kratom is banned state by state till no one can obtain it for these purposes? I feel the answer is quite obvious, when we have a need we fill that void with the next best thing. The black market for illicit drugs will grow as a result, the death toll may rise sharply and our society is plunged into a hell never before witnessed up to this point.

We have to be considerate towards those who use it as medicine on a daily basis, imagine the improved quality of life for those using it for pain. How will their lives be impacted if kratom just disappears one day? We should be thoughtful towards those who truly need it, over regulating it harms people, banning it harms people. The best answer is to leave it alone. Kratom prohibition in 2023 would have lasting negative impacts on people for many years.

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American Kratom Association

The AKA American Kratom Association are advocates of kratom use and do what they can to educate, inform and lobby towards an all inclusive future for kratom and it’s millions of users. Today they posted a couple tweets relating to regulation in the state of Mississippi and a full on ban in Georgia. Both are days apart from each other, now is the time for you to speak up and push back. Kratom prohibition don’t have to happen at all just speak up.

In 2023, the state of Mississippi witnessed significant debate and legislative activity regarding the legal status of kratom, a controversial herbal supplement used for pain relief and anxiety management. Here’s a detailed overview of the situation:

Legislative Attempts to Ban Kratom

  • Multiple Attempts: Mississippi has repeatedly tried to pass legislation to ban kratom. Notably, in 2022, House Bill 681, which sought to classify kratom as a Schedule I substance, was approved by the house but died in the Senate​​.
  • Patchwork of Local Bans: While the state has not passed a statewide ban, a total of 11 counties and 24 cities in Mississippi have banned kratom independently​​.
  • 2023 Efforts: In 2023, some Mississippi lawmakers continued efforts to implement a statewide ban. For example, House Bill 5 aimed to add kratom to the Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, but it failed in January 2023​​.
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Arguments For and Against the Ban

  • Concerns by Lawmakers: Proponents of the ban, including Mississippi House Republican Lee Yancey, argued based on evidence and testimonies from doctors, addiction specialists, and law enforcement that kratom is as addictive as opiates and has similar devastating effects​​.
  • Advocates for Kratom: Opponents of the ban, including advocates from the American Kratom Association, emphasized the responsible use of kratom in its unadulterated form. They pointed to its potential as a safer alternative to more dangerous drugs and its usefulness in treating pain, depression, and anxiety​​.

Regulatory Measures

  • Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA): In response to the controversy, Mississippi passed the KCPA in 2022, which introduced age restrictions, proper labeling, testing of kratom products, and penalties for vendor violations. This act marked a significant step toward regulating rather than banning kratom​​.
  • Ongoing Implementation: As of 2023, the implementation of the KCPA has been a focus, with the Mississippi Department of Health overseeing compliance among vendors and educating the public about kratom​​.
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The Outcome Of A Ban

The legal status of kratom in Mississippi as of 2023 remains a subject of debate and evolving legislation. While the state has opted for regulation through the KCPA, acknowledging kratom’s potential benefits, there are still strong voices in favor of a complete ban, citing health risks and potential abuse. The future of kratom in Mississippi continues to be an uncertain and evolving issue.

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Georgia Kratom Legislation Feb 13th, 2023 at 1pm

Conclusion: Kratom Laws And The Future

We need kratom, a kratom prohibition in 2023 is a bad idea, think of your mothers, fathers and grandparents who use it to improve their quality of life day to day. Without it what options will they have, are you going to be ok with watching your loved ones suffer day in and day out because of ignorant politicians who know little to nothing about the circumstances regarding kratom and it’s benefits to people.


Is kratom legal in the entire state of Mississippi as of 2023?

As of 2023, kratom remains legal at the state level in Mississippi. However, it’s important to note that numerous cities and counties have enacted their own bans, making it illegal in those specific localities​.

Which counties and cities in Mississippi have banned kratom?

As of the latest information, 11 counties and 24 cities in Mississippi have banned kratom. Some of these counties include Alcorn, Lafayette, and Lowndes, and cities like Oxford, Columbus, and Corinth are among those where kratom is banned​.

Were there any attempts to ban kratom at the state level in Mississippi in 2023?

Yes, there were attempts to ban kratom statewide in 2023. House Bill 5, for example, sought to classify kratom as a Schedule I substance but failed to pass, dying in committee in January 2023​.

What is the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA), and how does it affect kratom use in Mississippi?

The Kratom Consumer Protection Act, passed in 2022, is a regulatory measure that sets age restrictions on kratom purchases, requires proper labeling and testing of kratom products, and imposes penalties on vendors found violating the act. It aims to regulate rather than ban kratom, ensuring consumer safety while acknowledging its potential benefits​.

Why do some lawmakers want to ban kratom in Mississippi?

Lawmakers advocating for a ban cite concerns about kratom’s potential for abuse, addictive properties, and health risks. They compare its effects to those of opiates and highlight cases of misuse and adverse health effects​.

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