Kratom is legal in the United States. With the exception of laws passed in Wisconsin, Vermont, Tennessee and Indiana, Kratom is legal in the other 46 states. Bare in mind that these laws were passed based on nothing more than speculation and misinformation.
FACT: Kratom has improved the quality of life for countless individuals living within the borders of these four states, and because of uniformed state leadership decision making, these American Citizens will no longer be able to legally benefit from this all-natural tree leaf.
Although the DEA, as is done with nearly all popular new supplements, put Kratom on it's items of concern, it was done over 4 years ago, it was found not to cause harm. Many states classify Kratom as a food product. Kratom is illegal in Australia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), and Thailand.
In Recent News, Thailand has begun discussions to legalize Kratom. Few know that Kratom was originally banned in Thailand due to the fact that it was disrupting one of its primary exports, Opium. It is legal in most other countries, including Europe. Not knowing the law will not work as an excuse in court (Ignorantia juris non excusat), so it's always a good practice to be informed as to whether or not Kratom is legal where you live. Two articles worth looking at regarding the effects of Kratom done by Forbes.com contributor David DiSalvo called The Kratom Experiment Begins and Results of my Kratom Experiment give a fair and balanced assessment of Kratom and the effects.
Green: Green States is where Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is legal.
Yellow: Yellow states have been legally amended to save Kratom.
Orange: Orange States have pending legislature regarding Kratom.
Red: Red states is where Kratom is currently illegal.