Like many things the usage of kratom may be considered dangerous and surely is not advised. This is the reason why many states banned its use. You may run the risk of overdosage if you have no idea what you are doing. Although occasional and small doses typically do not pose a threat and will not cause any problems. If you really have to use it then start out small, perform an analysis as to how your body will respond to it and take note of things from there. Is it also essential to know that a strain of kratom and the method of indigestion will indeed change the recommended dose? Paying attention to the labels is imperative. If purchased from a reputable supplier then the label should be displayed plainly in the front or in the back of the package.
The laws relating to kratom have generally taken a relaxed standpoint and has indeed been legal for a number of years in many countries. In 2016 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the United States Of America announced that they would temporarily classify kratom as a schedule I drug which would be putting it in the same ballpark as drugs like heroin. Doing this they hoped that it would indeed bring a conclusion to the sales of the above in the US. However as one can imagine the public did not like this decision, and there was an uproar. This move would have meant that the DEA saw that it has no medicinal benefits and also that they considered it to be highly addictive. This isn’t exactly untrue, but the individuals who use this as an occasional depression and anxiety reliever would surely miss it dearly. As of now, kratom is considered to be legal in most of the states in America. Kratom has maintained a legal status than illegal in more countries, which would be great news for people who actually depend on it for medicinal purposes than recreational. Here is a list of countries that have criminalized kratom:
– One of its origins, Malaysia
– Another origin country, Myanmar
– Thailand, an origin country.
Kratom’s illegality in the United States:
– Rhode Island
The legality of kratom is sort of a grey area in the country of Canada. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), it is illegal to sell, possess or ingest kratom. Yet, kratom powder and capsules are available for sale, as long it is not meant for ingestion it remains legal.
One of the main reasons why it deemed illegal in so many places on the planet is because it may cause these side effects. They include nausea, agitation, seizures, coma (in some rare cases), increases the heartbeat, extreme drowsiness, etc. If one consumes kratom and they experience these symptoms they have to consult a doctor immediately.