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Is Kratom Legal in Maine?

A Comprehensive Guide by MIT45

Maine may be the setting for most of Stephen King’s horror novels, but there’s nothing scary about the Pine Tree state’s Kratom laws. So whether you’re looking for a Pet Sematary, or just a nice cool quarry to swim in, you won’t need to question if you are allowed to use kratom here.

Actually, kratom remains legal in Maine not through explicit legalization but due to a lack of regulatory attention. Like many other states, Maine has not imposed regulations on Kratom.

In 2017, the state government attempted to pass bill ME LD1546, which aimed to classify mitragynine, the primary alkaloid in kratom, as a Schedule W substance. This categorization would have made kratom illegal. However, the bill was passed without including mitragynine in the Schedule W list.

The continued legality of kratom in Maine is largely thanks to the efforts of lobbyists and active citizens who advocated against the bill’s original provisions, ensuring that kratom can still be bought and sold in the state.

Where is Kratom Legal 

Understanding where kratom is legal is essential. This is a map highlighting the regions where its use and possession are permitted.

Kratom Legality Map

While kratom is fully legal in Maine, it’s crucial to recognize that laws vary significantly across other states. When traveling, it’s important to ensure that you do not transport kratom into areas where it is prohibited.

States where kratom is prohibited:

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

States with local restrictions:

  • 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
  • Louisiana: Legal except in a handful of parishes 
  • Mississippi: Legal, except in Union County

States with age restrictions: 

  • Georgia: Prohibited for individuals under 18 years old
  • Louisiana: Prohibited for individuals under 21 years old
  • New Hampshire: Prohibited for individuals under 18 years old
  • Tennessee: Prohibited for individuals under 21 years old

What’s Next for Kratom Regulation in Maine? 

Kratom’s legality in Maine probably won’t be changing any time soon, which means that kratom users can continue to enjoy a variety of products and strains. However, we’re paying attention to trends across the US to know what you might expect to see in the future.

Vendor Regulation 

There’s increasing momentum for the regulation of kratom vendors in Maine. The goal is to ensure that consumers don’t end up purchasing kratom from disreputable sources who may disregard consumer well-being. Implementing regulatory measures would enhance the consistency and predictability of kratom products.

Should there be penalties for unethical vendors who make false claims or fail to properly label their products, it would significantly enhance safety for consumers by mitigating risks from dubious manufacturers and marketers.

Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA)

Several states have enacted their version of the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA), which introduces specific regulations for kratom. At MIT45, we support such regulations because outright bans on kratom can be detrimental, but thoughtful regulation is good for everyone involved. 

Regulating kratom would lead to greater consistency in product quality, enhanced educational efforts, more research into kratom’s effects and mechanisms, and the elimination of unethical vendors from the market. 

We believe kratom should be safe, reliable, and effective—regulation supports these goals.

Furthermore, we support age restrictions on kratom sales, agreeing that it should only be available to adults over the age of 18, as is commonly stipulated in KCPA laws.

Where Can You Buy Kratom in Maine 

Maine has a handful of brick-and-mortar kratom vendors, mostly concentrated in Bangor and Augusta. However, the best deals and the highest quality kratom are found online. 

From the farm to our kratom processors, and from our manufacturing facility to our shipping and distribution network, all MIT45 products undergo rigorous third-party testing that goes above and beyond the industry standard.

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

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

Check out some of our most popular products in Maine!

Popular products of MIT45 in Maine

MIT45

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

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

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.

Premium quality Kratom products are found online.

Why You Should Purchase Your Kratom Online

While you may find kratom at some local stores in Maine, purchasing it online offers significant advantages.

Here’s why:

  • Wider Selection: Online stores typically offer a broader range of kratom strains compared to brick-and-mortar shops.
  • Superior Brands: Online retailers often stock high-quality brands that adhere to stricter processing standards.
  • Better Prices: Online platforms frequently provide more competitive pricing and discounts.
  • Loyalty Rewards: Many online shops have loyalty programs, offering perks and rewards for regular customers.
  • Quality assurance: MIT45 ensures the safety and quality of our Kratom products by conducting rigorous tests for identification, heavy metals (Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury), and microbial safety (Aerobic Plate Count, Yeast and Mold, Coliforms and E. Coli, Salmonella). Only products that pass these tests are available for purchase. 

Kratom FAQ

What is kratom?

Kratom is a tropical plant from Southeast Asia, known for its energizing and calming effects, derived from the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree.

Is kratom legal in my state?

The legality of kratom varies across the US. It is subject to state-specific bans or regulations while being fully legal in others like Maine.

How is kratom produced?

Kratom involves drying the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree and milling them into a powder. Some brands, including MIT45, also offer kratom in liquid extracts and various product forms.

What is GMP and why is it important for kratom?

GMP, or Good Manufacturing Practice, sets FDA-mandated guidelines for manufacturing dietary food, ensuring quality and safety. Adhering to GMP is crucial for kratom manufacturers to ensure their products meet safety standards, especially since imported kratom often arrives in raw forms not aligned with modern food safety norms.

Does kratom have unwanted effects?

Kratom usage can lead to effects such as nausea, constipation, or dizziness, varying from person to person based on serving size and individual sensitivity.

Can kratom aid in sleep?

Some users find kratom helpful for relaxation and sleep at certain serving sizes, though its effects can vary widely among individuals.

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