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Is Kratom Legal in Georgia?

And Will It Stay that Way?

Yes, for the most part, kratom is legal in Georgia and is likely to stay that way in the immediate future. It’s a misdemeanor to sell kratom to anyone under 18 or to buy or possess kratom as a minor. Otherwise, there are few restrictions on who and where you can buy kratom in Georgia. 

That’s not the whole story, however. The exact product specifications and regulatory standards may very well change as the state considers ways of making kratom even safer without losing its potential benefit to communities throughout the state.

Georgia’s Kratom Consumer Protection Law 

One of the first states to pass a Kratom Consumer Protection Act, Georgia residents have enjoyed basic protections and safety standards governing kratom sales since 2019. The law requires manufacturers and resellers to ensure that all kratom products have clear labeling that indicates the ingredients and exact amounts of mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. 

The law also empowers the Georgia Bureau of Investigations to work with the US DEA to determine a standard level of kratom alkaloids. We’ve been unable to find updates on these standards. We presume that’s because, despite a lack of scientific evidence demonstrating the risks, the FDA and DEA have refused to accept any amount of kratom is safe. 

Want to read the law? As legalese goes, it’s not especially long or full of jargon. You can download this PDF or read it on the Georgia House or Senate website 

Want Proof Kratom is Legal in Georgia? Order MIT45 Products Online Now! 

Part of helping consumers maintain safe, convenient access to kratom is making sure our doors stay open. We don’t take online orders or ship to locations where kratom is banned. In places where kratom is legal, like Georgia, we can typically deliver kratom right to your front door in as little as 2-6 days.  

Browse our tailored collection of kratom products including: 

How Does Georgia’s KCPA Law Compare to Other States? 

Interested in knowing how Georgia’s version compares to what other states are doing? Which states use a 21 and over age limit? Which ones ban products with large amounts of 7-hydroxymitragynine? Which ones have product labeling requirements? See all the details with this report from the Congressional Research Service. 

The New Movement to Ban Kratom in Georgia 

In 2023, the state considered banning kratom. This was in response to a recent spate of so-called kratom-related deaths. Wrongful death claims have been filed. Isolated news reports claim that some deceased individuals were found to have nothing but kratom in their system.  

At the same time, many medical and pharmacological experts are skeptical of these claims and reports. In truth, the controversy is nothing new. Back in 2016, one of the first reported deaths in which the individual had nothing but kratom in their system occurred in Georgia, while further investigation revealed serious problems with the Board of Investigation reports. 

As has happened with previous ban proposals, dozens of people lined up at the state legislator to share their stories of how kratom had helped them. The proposed ban was defeated, while subsequent discussions have focused on ways of potentially strengthening the current kratom consumer protections and safety standards. 

Got a Legal or Public Health Question? 

We wish we could provide the kind of information that would accurately answer every potential question about kratom’s safety and legal status in Georgia. 

Despite some questions to its credibility, the Georgia Board of Investigation remains one governmental resource that may be able to answer specific questions. The state Board of Pharmacy is another possibility, especially for kratom queries related to the product’s pharmacology. 

That said, you can also find certain other kinds of information about kratom through other state agencies. 

Department of Agriculture

If you like to take the extra step of monitoring kratom product recalls, this agency offers a simple solution. You can search the site’s Recalls section for kratom and find important kratom-related recalls. 

Georgia Department of Agriculture

19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., S.W.

Atlanta, GA 30334 

(855) 424-5423 

[email protected] 

State Attorney General’s Office

Wondering about potential criminal repercussions and other legal topics involving kratom sales and possession? For example, the Attorney General’s Office determined that people can be fingerprinted when charged under the state’s kratom consumer protection law. 

Office of the Attorney General 

40 Capitol Square, SW

Atlanta, GA 30334 US 

(404) 458-3600 

Contact Forms 

Department of Health

If there’s some kind of public health emergency and the authorities believe kratom products or substances falsely labeled as kratom could be implicated, a news release would likely be published on this agency’s site. 

Georgia Department of Public Health 

200 Piedmont Avenue, SE

Atlanta, GA 30334 US 

(404) 657-2700 

Contact Forms 

Want to Join the Political Conversation? 

Kratom legality isn’t just a state issue. It’s a federal one. There is bipartisan support and growing momentum for a federal Kratom Consumer Protection Act. You can easily find general ways of contacting your federal representatives. A more efficient way to share your views about kratom with these representatives is to use this contact form from the American Kratom Association.    

As for potential, future kratom legislation in Georgia, there will undoubtedly be a comment period and/or open hearings before the state legislature takes definitive action. We encourage you to follow local news and/or contact your state representatives to say you want to be part of any future discussions about kratom’s legal status in the state.  

Differences in Kratom Product Safety and Quality 

If there are meaningful ways of strengthening protections for kratom consumers, MIT45 stands behind those policies 100%. We’ve consistently supported the American Kratom Association’s efforts both to maintain and expand kratom’s access to the general public, while also making it safer both in terms of product quality and consumer resources. 

For that matter, we’re confident that our current products and manufacturing processes will already comply with any future kratom regulations in Georgia that are created with consumer safety in mind. 

Why Informed Consumers Trust Kratom Products from MIT45 

Even within the cohort of kratom companies who are doing things the right way, we’re unique in that we prioritize kratom product formulations with very low 7-hydroxymitragynine levels, the alkaloid people most commonly cite as responsible for kratom’s risks and potential for abuse. 

You can still get kratom’s more soothing effects from our Super K and Super K Extra Strong shots. We believe these 30% mitragynine kratom extracts leverage kratom’s other secondary alkaloids to produce the desired effects without intentionally increasing the products’ 7-hydroxymitragynine levels.

Where to Buy Kratom in Georgia Legally 

There are lots of advantages of buying kratom online. It’s easier to browse information on various products to find the one that sounds perfect for you. You can take advantage of direct sales pricing and loyalty rewards that make regular kratom consumption a lot easier on the pocketbook.  

It’s also much easier to research the brands themselves. For example, you can quickly verify MIT45’s status as GMP-certified and an accredited kratom vendor by the American Kratom Association. You can also use our website to verify the full Certificate of Analysis for individual product lots. 

Even still, the time may come when you need to buy kratom in Georgia for same-day use. The good news is that most head shops and even some convenience stores carry MIT45 products as well as other types of kratom. 

Looking for specific recommendations for the best local stores? Use our city-by-city guide including opportunities to make new friends by finding like-minded kratom fans in your community.   

Drug Testing, Employment Law, and Social Values 

Beyond knowing where kratom is legal in Georgia, many people want to know if their kratom use could affect their employment opportunities. While specific drug panels can detect kratom, the most common 5-, 10-, and 12-panel drug testing protocols are not designed to detect kratom use. 

At the same time, we want to point out that there are isolated reports of kratom users falsely testing positive for opiates. Should something like this happen to you, our suggestion would be to explain your kratom use to your employer and request a new test. 

Georgia is an at-will employment state. This means your employer can fire you for any reason, or no reason at all, so long as the reason isn’t specifically prohibited by law.  

Moreover, if a supervisor or company leadership comes across one of the news reports making claims of dangerous kratom-related deaths, some stigmatization with real work consequences is certainly a possibility. 

Better kratom education is crucial for individual consumers, business leaders, and policymakers alike.