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Is Kratom Legal in Maryland?

Maryland residents and guests may want an energy boost but aren’t interested in energy drinks or old-fashioned coffee. This quest has led many to find kratom to be the answer to their needs. However, with kratom being debated across the country and each state having different rules and regulations, this leads to the obvious question: Is kratom legal in Maryland?

Fortunately, the answer to this question is yes. Currently, kratom is legal to purchase and possess in Maryland. This fact doesn’t mean that it will remain so, but for now, kratom enthusiasts are free to purchase it.

Legal History of Kratom in Maryland

The Legal History of Kratom in Maryland

The legal question regarding kratom has been ongoing for a while. In August 2016, the DEA announced its intention to place kratom on its list of Schedule I controlled substances, hence making it illegal on a federal level. Due to a public outcry and pressure from Kratom advocacy groups like the American Kratom Association, the DEA withdrew its intention in October.

However, in January 2020, the legality of kratom in Maryland was under attack. State lawmakers challenged the sale of kratom by filing Senate Bill 147. Very similar to the DEA’s intentions in 2016, this bill would have categorized kratom as a Schedule I controlled substance within the state and would have made its sale or possession a crime. Again, thanks to advocacy groups and concerned citizens, Senate Bill 147 did not pass.

In early 2024, Maryland lawmakers introduced House Bill 1229, also known as the Kratom Consumer Protection Act. Fortunately, it passed and has been signed into law. This bill is terrific news for the residents of Maryland as it helps to eliminate a statewide ban on kratom products while also ensuring that it’s properly regulated. Some of its highlights include:

  • Requiring that kratom products be properly labeled
  • Purchasers must be 21 years of age or older
  • All kratom products must be unadulterated and not contain any synthetic alkaloids or illegal substances

The Kratom Consumer Protection Act is a win for kratom users in the state, as it keeps it legal and safe. The American Kratom Association strongly supports consumer protections while advocating for its availability to adults who enjoy the benefits of kratom.

Kratom’s Legal Status from State to State

Kratom Legality Map

Top Five Selling Kratom Products in Maryland

Everyone has their preference when it comes to kratom, and the residents of Maryland are no different. Whether brewed as a traditional tea, taken as a capsule, or downed with the “toss and wash” method, MIT45 has a project for you. Here’s a look at the top five selling kratom products in Maryland.

MIT45 Black Label Kratom Capsules

If you don’t have the time or interest in scooping, measuring, and mixing kratom powder, Black Label Capsules are a terrific alternative. Each capsule contains 150mg of Mitragyna speciosa extract with a 45% concentration of Mitragynine sans the bitter taste that’s common with powdered products.

MIT45 Super K

Kratom enthusiasts who are looking for a more profound experience choose MIT45 Super K shots. This liquid kratom extract in its signature blue bottle contains 500mg of Mitragyna speciosa extract with a 30% concentration of Mitragynine. Perfect for later in the day for the perfect chill-out time.

MIT45 Boost Bites

Delicious MIT45 Boost Bites are another alternative to mixing and measuring. Each of these gummies contains 50mg of premium kratom extract and 3mg of caffeine. If your goal is portability and an afternoon pick-me-up without the necessity of an energy drink, try our kratom Boost Bites.

MIT45 Red Vein Kratom Powder

Kratom enthusiasts who enjoy carefully mixing and measuring kratom powder to be brewed as tea or added to their favorite non-alcoholic beverage reach for MIT45 Red Vein Powder. This red-veined variety is perfect for enjoying kratom more traditionally. It’s perfect for adding to your meditation time or a relaxed gathering with friends.

Mit45 Ultramit

Another Maryland favorite is MIT45 Ultramit liquid kratom extract. With a small serving size of just 40mg, these drops can be easily added to teas, smoothies, and other non-alcoholic beverages. It has some of the bitterness that kratom users enjoy but not an entire mouthful that kratom teas can provide. Great for daytime hours when tackling your to-do list.

What to know about kratom

FAQs About Kratom

What Is Kratom?

Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree indigenous to Southeast Asia in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Malaysia. Its scientific name is Mitragyna speciosa, and it has long been used as a traditional tea during ceremonies. It’s become popular in the West, where enthusiasts sometimes refer to it as “octane for the soul” due to its many benefits.

Is Kratom Legal in My State?

The debate about the legality of kratom continues. While it’s legal in most states, there are a handful that have unfortunately banned its sale. Those states include:

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

The battle to keep kratom legal continues. For current legislation in your state, refer to the infographic in the article or stay current with kratom legalities by following the American Kratom Association, the nation’s premier kratom advocacy group.

Can Kratom Help With Depression?

While much more research is needed to determine if kratom is beneficial for those suffering from depression, some research does suggest that it may. Some kratom users with depression have reported a lessening of symptoms and enhanced mood. We suggest that anyone with mental health issues consult with their healthcare professional before using any traditional products to find relief.

How Is Kratom Made?

First, the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree are harvested. Depending on the strain, this could be done when the leaves are young or mature. Once picked, they’re typically left out to sun dry or dry in a modern indoor facility. Next, the leaves are ground into a fine powder before they’re packaged.

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