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Is Kratom Legal in Iowa?

A State-Specific Guide

The citizens of Iowa are known for valuing civility, individual freedom, and moderation. They are not prone to banning things that Iowans should have the freedom to choose on their own, and that includes kratom. 

Kratom is completely legal in Iowa, and there are no restrictions on its use, who can buy it, where it can be purchased, or how much you can possess. Although there was an attempt to ban kratom in 2014, it was unsuccessful. Since then, there have been no successful attempts to ban kratom in the Hawkeye State. 

You can’t trust that it will be legal forever, though. Several states have banned kratom, and there are always going to be legislators who want to make it harder for you to get kratom, even if people have been using it for years without a problem. You should pay attention to any potential challenges to the legality of kratom in Iowa in case there are any changes.

Why You Need to Know Where Kratom is Legal

Kratom Legality Map

This map provides an overview of where you can and can’t use or possess kratom. 

Although kratom is completely legal in Iowa, it’s important to know that other states have different rules. If you’re on the road for any reason, you have to be careful not to take kratom somewhere that it’s not allowed.

States where kratom is banned: 

  • 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
  • Tennesse: Illegal for anyone under the age of 21

What About International Travel? 

Several countries have put restrictions on kratom. If you’re traveling to one of these places, leave your kratom at home:

  • 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’s Next for Kratom Regulation in Iowa? 

Kratom’s legality in Iowa probably won’t be changing any time soon, which means that kratom users and vendors alike can continue to enjoy a variety of strains and products. However, we’re paying attention to trends in other states to know what you might expect to see in the coming years. 

Stable Legal Status in Iowa

Without any current challenges to kratom’s legality, we predict that its legal status will remain stable for the foreseeable future. 

Vendor Regulation

You can expect to see more advocacy for vendors to be regulated. After all, the last thing any kratom user wants is to end up buying kratom from an unethical vendor who doesn’t care about the user. Regulating vendors would also mean you get better consistency when you buy products, so you experience more predictable results. Regulation of vendors would definitely be a good thing in Iowa. 

If unethical vendors could be fined for lying, making false claims, or failing to appropriately label their products, every kratom user would be safer from questionable manufacturers and marketers. 

Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA)

Several states have passed their own version of the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA), which puts some limits on kratom. Why would we like this kind of thing here at MIT45? Because we know that banning kratom is bad, but regulating it is good. 

Regulation means more consistency, more education, better research into how and why kratom works, and chasing unscrupulous vendors out of the industry. We want kratom to be safe, predictable, and effective–regulation helps us do that. 

Plus, we agree that kratom is for adults, so limiting the sale of kratom to people over 18 is a good idea. (Most KCPA legislation includes prohibiting kratom sales to minors.) 

Better Labeling Rules 

Speaking of regulation, Iowa should consider enforcing labeling rules related to the alkaloids in each product, recommended serving sizes, and ingredients. 

Why You Should Buy Your Kratom Online

Although there are some brick-and-mortar shops where you can get kratom in Iowa, you should get your kratom online. 

Here’s why: 

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

Top-quality kratom products offered by MIT45 to Iowans

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

MIT45 provides Iowans with the best quality kratom products through both brick-and-mortar shops and online. 

Check out some of our most popular products in Iowa!


MIT45 is the gold standard for kratom shots, with over 35 million bottles sold. This triple-purified liquid extract provides a strong yet balanced kratom experience, making it a popular choice for a range of activities.

Each 15ml bottle of MIT45 contains 250mg of Mitragyna speciosa extract and is recommended for up to 3 servings. For new users, it’s advised to start with 3-5ml and wait an hour, as kratom can affect each body differently. MIT45 can also be used for an energizing lift, with a recommended serving of 3-5ml mid-morning or before the afternoon slump.


MIT45 BOOST shots provide the ultimate kratom energy boost, featuring our signature liquid kratom extract combined with a boost of plant-based caffeine. Each 2 oz bottle contains 52 mg of fast-acting Mitragyna speciosa extract and is recommended for up to 4 servings. 

For new users, it’s advised to start with a 0.5 oz serving and wait an hour, as kratom can affect each person differently. The BOOST formula delivers an invigorating herbal energy boost without the jitters often associated with caffeine.


MIT45 BOOST Bites are Kratom gummies that provide a delicious and convenient way to experience the benefits of kratom. Based on the popular BOOST liquid extract, each gummy contains a modest 10mg of triple-purified kratom extract with a high 65% mitragynine concentration, optimized for absorption. The gummies offer a pleasant alternative for those who dislike the taste of traditional kratom, and they are a popular choice for pre-workouts or introducing new users to the product.

Kratom FAQ

What is kratom? 

Kratom is a plant native to Southeast Asia that contains compounds that can have energizing effects when consumed. It is derived from the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree.

Is kratom legal in my state? 

Kratom legality varies by state in the US. Some states have banned or regulated its sale and use, while it remains legal in others. You would need to check the specific laws in your state. In Iowa, Kratom is completely legal. 

How is kratom made? 

Kratom is typically made by drying and powdering the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree. Some manufacturers like MIT45 also produce liquid extracts or other kratom-based products.

Does kratom have unwanted effects?

Kratom can potentially cause unwanted effects in some users, such as nausea, constipation, dizziness, or drowsiness. The effects and potential risks can vary depending on the individual.

Kratom aids sleep for some at specific serving size.

Can kratom help me sleep?

Some people report that kratom can have relaxing effects that may help with sleep in certain serving sizes. However, the effects can be variable and depend on the individual.