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Connecticut Kratom Laws | Is it Legal? | Triumph Botanicals

By Triumph Botanicals   |   October 22, 2019

Kratom Laws in Connecticut

Mitragyna speciosa, otherwise known as kratom, is a natural product that has become a lightning rod of discussion around the world. The one place where this has gotten to be more intense is in the United States.

From its humble beginnings in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, kratom has evolved from a traditional analgesic aid used by native healers to being offered by online retailers across the globe. Kratom’s presence in America was first noted in 2010, and as people were drawn to it, federal authorities felt there were too many unexplored areas that gave them concerns.

These were validated as some users were reported to have gotten sick in different states in 2014. The Drug Enforcement Agency were on the verge of issuing a ban on kratom in 2016, but shelved it after hearing from members of Congress along with advocates for more medical research of kratom.

In the wake of this decision, each state took on the task of figuring out how to deal with the rise of kratom usage and how it affected their citizens.


Kratom’s Presence In Connecticut


When it comes to kratom in the state of Connecticut, its arrival was met with a measured level of curiosity. The first wave of those who consumed it had varied reasons for doing so.

Psychological and physical relief was a major reason, but another was the fact that kratom seemed to have benefits for those who were looking to wean themselves off an addiction to prescribed opioid medications they were taking to help with certain medical conditions. Their responses proved to be fuel for more of a demand for kratom in Connecticut.

In response, retailers such as those who owned convenience stores and wellness-specific stores began to stock kratom for purchase. As the number of users rose, state officials began to be aware of some reports of residents having adverse effects around 2014 in conjunction with cases in other states.

Law enforcement officials in the state were also concerned with these cases, particularly in 2018 as a batch of kratom was found to be tainted with salmonella which resulted in 199 incidents across 41 states. Connecticut health department officials helped to issue the Food and Drug Administration’s public statement in 2017 warning of the possible adverse effects of kratom on users.

In that same time frame state officials began to conduct their own research into the natural product. They did not find any specific data in terms of deaths in the state where kratom was a factor as reported by the Center For Disease Control
in other states.

Is Kratom Legal In Connecticut?


Presently, kratom is still legal to purchase, distribute and consume in the state of Connecticut. There is no legislation that has been proposed within the authoritative bodies, although there has been a good deal of discussion and information offered by researchers at the University of Connecticut. These opinions did propose a classification of kratom that would place it in the same group as decongestants.

Connecticut researchers are some of the only in the U.S. that have proposed classifying the botanical accurately, based upon scientific evidence as opposed to fear. 

For more information on kratom laws across the country, check out our Kratom Legality Map

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Adminstration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

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