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Is Kratom Legal in Hawaii?

A State-Specific Guide

Hawaii is a beautiful state, known for its stunning beaches, ocean cliffs, forests, mountains, and cities. In addition to its natural beauty, Hawaii is home to incredible citizens. People in the Aloha State are known to value nature, hospitality, tradition, and spirituality. 

Perhaps these values play a part in the fact that Hawaii has protected the legality of kratom, a natural botanical substance native to Southeast Asia, where it has been used traditionally for centuries.

Kratom originates in places like Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, where there is long-standing respect for natural herbs and plants. Today, Hawaiians can use kratom for personal use, including for many of the same reasons it has been used in its native environments. 

There was an attempt to make kratom illegal in 2020, but the legislative action failed. There have been no successful attempts to ban kratom in Hawaii. 

That means that kratom is legal in Hawaii, but a statewide Kratom Consumer Protection Act was passed in 2023 and updated in 2024. Even though there are some limitations on the sale and marketing of kratom, the KCPA guarantees that kratom users are protected from attempts to ban the substance. 

Anyone 18 years of age or older in Hawaii can use, purchase, sell, or possess kratom in all of its forms, including loose-leaf varieties, powders, kratom gummies, and liquid shots. Kratom vendors and manufacturers have to follow some specific rules related to testing, labeling, and marketing their products.

Important Information About Where Kratom is Legal

Kratom Legality Map

Our kratom legality map provides an overview of where you can and can’t possess or use kratom in the US. If you travel outside of Hawaii, you need to know whether or not you can take kratom with you.

States that have banned kratom: 

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Indiana
  • Rhode Island 
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin

States where there may be some limits based on city or county: 

  • California: Legal except in San Diego 
  • Colorado: Legal except in Denver
  • Florida: Legal except in Sarasota County
  • Illinois: Legal except in Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Jerseyville, Maryville, and Wood River
  • Mississippi: Legal except in Union County
  • New Hampshire: Illegal for anyone under the age of 18
  • Tennessee: Illegal for anyone under the age of 21

Can I Take Kratom Abroad? (International Bans)

When traveling, note kratom regulations; some countries permit it, others don't.

Some countries worldwide have restricted the sale or possession of kratom. If you’re traveling to one of these countries, don’t take your kratom with you:

  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Myanmar
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand (available with a prescription)
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

What Happens Next for Kratom in Hawaii? 

Now that the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA) has passed, kratom should be protected from further regulation. However, just like they did in 2024, the legislature may amend the KCPA and make small changes. You should pay attention to trusted voices in the kratom space to know what’s going on in Hawaii.

Stable Legal Status in Hawaii

We predict that kratom will remain legal in Hawaii for the foreseeable future. The KCPA protects users’ access to this botanical substance. Attempts to ban it have failed and we don’t anticipate any new attempts in the future.

Vendor Regulation

The purpose of the KCPA is two-fold: ensure that kratom users have access to high-quality kratom and prevent unscrupulous kratom vendors from sketchy manufacturing or marketing practices. 

Here’s a section from the KCPA that explains what kratom vendors can’t sell:

  1.  A kratom product that is adulterated with a nonkratom substance.  For purposes of this paragraph, “adulterated with a nonkratom substance” means the kratom product is mixed or packed with a nonkratom substance and that substance affects the quality or strength of the kratom product to a degree as to render the kratom product injurious to a consumer;
  2.  A kratom product that is contaminated with a dangerous nonkratom substance.  For purposes of this paragraph, “contaminated with a dangerous nonkratom substance” means the kratom product contains a substance that is not safe for human consumption;
  3.  A kratom product containing a level of 7‑hydroxymitragynine in the alkaloid fraction that is greater than two per cent of the alkaloid composition of the product;
  4. A kratom product containing any synthetic alkaloid, including synthetic mitragynine, synthetic 7‑hydroxymitragynine, or any other synthetically derived compounds of the kratom plant; or
  5.  A kratom product containing any controlled substance listed in any of the schedules under chapter 329, unless the product is compounded by a licensed pharmacist with the controlled substance dispensed in accordance with a valid prescription.

What does this mean for you, as a kratom user? It’s actually pretty great: it means that kratom vendors have to appropriately label their products, can’t mix kratom with unsafe products, and have to be consistent in how they manufacture their kratom. 

Additionally, kratom vendors who sell products in Hawaii will need to follow rules related to labeling the alkaloid content of each product and the complete ingredients list. There may be a change in the future that requires Hawaii’s kratom vendors to label specific serving sizes. 

No Kratom for Minors

Almost every time a Kratom Consumer Protection Act is proposed in the US, it includes placing an age limit on buying and consuming kratom. In Hawaii, that age limit is 18 years old. 

Most of us in the kratom industry agree that kratom is for adults, not kids. That’s why we support limiting the sale of kratom to people ages 18 and over. 

Shopping for kratom online offers a wider selection and more brand options.

Why Buying Kratom Online is Better Than In-Store Shopping

Kratom is sold in some brick-and-mortar shops in Hawaii, but we recommend shopping online instead. 

Here’s why:

  • More selection online
  • Better brands available
  • Better deals/prices
  • Access to loyalty programs

MIT45’s Top 5 Best-Selling Kratom Products in Hawaii

MIT45 provides Hawaiians with the highest-quality kratom products. We sell our products online and in brick-and-mortar stores. If you don’t see our MIT45 products on your store’s shelves, ask them to carry some in stock. 

These are some of our most popular kratom products in Hawaii. 


We have sold over 35 million bottles of MIT45, as it is the gold standard for kratom shots.

MIT45 is a triple-purified liquid extract that provides a kratom experience that is both strong and balanced. If you’re looking for something that is incredibly consistent, MIT45 is the way to go.

Each 15ml bottle contains 250mg of concentrated Mitragyna speciosa extract, enough for up to 3 servings. Newcomers to kratom should start with a smaller amount of 3-5 ml and wait an hour, as kratom’s effects can vary from person to person. This extract can also provide an energizing boost when taken in a 3-5 ml serving in the late morning or early afternoon to give you a pick-me-up. 


MIT45 BOOST shots are great for getting a pick-me-up. They feature our signature liquid kratom extract and a boost of plant-based caffeine. 

You’ll find 52 mg of fast-acting Mitragyna speciosa extract in each 2 oz bottle, which is recommended to be split into 4 servings. Specifically, newer kratom users are advised to start with a 0.5 oz serving, and then wait an hour.

MIT45 BOOST offers an invigorating herbal energy boost but lacks the jitters associated with large amounts of caffeine. 


For kratom users who love the ease and simplicity of a kratom gummy, we love recommending our MIT45 BOOST Bites

BOOST Bites are delicious and convenient. They are based on our popular BOOST liquid extract but with a manageable 10 mg of triple-purified kratom extract. With 65% mitragynine concentration, they are perfect for easy absorption. 

Our kratom gummies are a pleasant alternative to the taste of traditional kratom powders and loose-leaf options, making them a popular choice for pre-workouts. New users often enjoy kratom gummies as a nice-tasting introduction to the benefits of kratom.

Kratom FAQ

What is kratom? 

Kratom is derived from the Mitragyna speciosa tree, which is native to Southeast Asia. It contains alkaloid compounds that may have energizing effects when used. 

Is kratom legal in my state? 

Kratom is legal in Hawaii, but there are no federal laws about the substance. That’s why it is legal in some states and illegal in others. Always check the specific laws in states you are going to visit before taking kratom out of Hawaii. 

How is kratom made? 

After harvesting the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree, kratom manufacturers dry and powder the leaves. At MIT45, we also produce liquid extracts and kratom gummies.

Does kratom have unwanted effects?

When overused, kratom can potentially cause unwanted effects in some users, including constipation, nausea, dizziness, and excessive sleepiness. The effects of kratom vary from one person to the next. It is important to monitor your kratom usage and avoid taking more than what your body can handle.

Can kratom help me sleep?

It’s true that some people report that kratom can have relaxing or soothing effects, depending on the serving size. These effects vary from person to person, and you should not take large serving sizes of kratom as a sleep aid.