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Is Kratom Legal in Massachusetts?

Residents and visitors of Massachusetts may be curious about kratom. Although legal in most of the country, some states have banned its sale. This hotly debated topic has many confused about whether this plant is legal in their state or if it’s been banned.

Fortunately, kratom is legal in Massachusetts for sale and possession. This means that those who enjoy its benefits are free to purchase kratom from online retailers or directly from brick-and-mortar stores. However, this isn’t to say that its legality will remain the same.

The History of Kratom Legislation in Massachusetts

For many years, people all over the country have argued passionately about kratom. In 2016, the DEA said they wanted to label kratom as a Schedule I controlled substance, which means kratom would instantly become illegal nationwide. Thankfully, because of public pressure and kratom advocacy groups like the American Kratom Association (AKA), the DEA withdrew their intention.

Although the DEA decided not to add kratom to its list of Schedule I controlled substances, this doesn’t mean that the battle is over. While kratom devotees and advocacy groups want to ensure that the plant remains legal, they also want it to be regulated to make sure that the product is safe. In 2023, Massachusetts lawmakers introduced House Bill 3762, a version of the Kratom Consumer Protection Act. The bill’s highlights include:

  • Restricting sales of kratom to those under 21 years of age
  • Kratom products must be labeled and include a recommended serving size and the name and full address of the manufacturer
  • The sales of adulterated kratom products would be illegal

As of April 2024, the Massachusetts Senate concurred with House Bill 3762. It passed and has been sent to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. Once the governor signs it into law, it’ll be good news for Massachusetts residents who can continue to purchase kratom and will be assured that the product has the proper regulations to keep it safe.

Kratom users can show their support for House Bill 3762 by signing up with and contributing their comments to the advocacy group American Kratom Association.

Kratom’s Legal Status from State to State

Kratom Legality Map

MIT45’s Top Five Selling Kratom Products in Massachusetts

Whether you prefer your kratom prepared in the traditional way by mixing and measuring kratom powder and brewing it as a tea, or if you’d rather avoid its signature earthy and bitter taste, MIT45 has a product for you. While folks around the country have their preferences, those in the Bay State have their favorites. Here’s a look at the top five selling MIT45 kratom products in Massachusetts.

MIT45 Boost

MIT45 Boost shots in its signature little red bottle are a regular go-to for those looking for the ultimate kratom energy shot. Along with 52mg of premium kratom extract, it contains 52mg of plant-based caffeine. Perfect for gym time or when you simply need a boost, it’s a great replacement for a stomach-filling energy drink.

MIT45 Black Label Capsules

Looking to avoid kratom powder’s bitterness or may just want an easy and mess-free way to enjoy kratom and its benefits? If so, Black Label Capsules are what you’re looking for. Each one contains 150mg of mitragyna speciosa extract along with a combination of fine botanicals. Black label capsules are perfect for a high-quality kratom experience.

MIT45 Red Vein Kratom Powder

Kratom traditionalists in Massachusetts prefer MIT45’s Red Vein Kratom Powder. This 100% red-veined powder can be brewed into a tea and added to your favorite non-alcoholic beverage or smoothie. Many even enjoy using it for the “toss and wash” method. Many report that red-veined kratom provides a more calming and relaxing experience.

MIT45 Green Vein Kratom Powder

For a more traditional experience, kratom powders are the way to go. MIT45’s Green Vein Kratom Powder provides a middle-of-the-road experience and is a good choice for beginners. If kratom’s unique bitter taste isn’t your thing, green-veined kratom powder can be added to smoothies or other non-alcoholic beverages.

MIT45 Boost Bites 

These yummy gummies are a popular choice for their mess-free use. Each Boost Bite contains 10mg of pure Mitragyna speciosa extract and 3mg of plant-based caffeine. The average serving size is two gummies, but those new to kratom should start out with one. MIT45 kratom Boost Bites are great for when you need a little boost in your life.

FAQs About Kratom

What Is Kratom and Where Does It Come From?

Kratom, whose scientific name is Mitragyna speciosa, is a tropical evergreen tree that’s found in Southeast Asia in places like Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Long used in indigenous ceremonies, it’s now becoming popular in the West. Its leaves were typically chewed, brewed into tea, or ground into a powder and ingested. However, in the West, it’s typically purchased as capsules or extracts, although some still prefer it in ground powdered form to be used in smoothies or brewed as tea.

Is Kratom Legal in My State?

The issue of kratom laws and regulations continues to stir controversy. Thankfully, some lawmakers and advocacy groups are fighting to preserve kratom’s legality, while others aim to implement measures ensuring its safety for all users. While legal in most of the country, there are a handful where the sale of kratom is banned. These states include:

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

How Is Kratom Made?

Depending on the strain, either young or more mature leaves are harvested from the kratom tree. After the leaves are picked, they are either dried in the sun or within modern processing facilities to remove moisture. The next step is to grind them into a fine powder. Once in powdered form, it is packaged. MIT45 is proud to be an American Kratom Association Good Manufacturing Practices Qualified Kratom Vendor (an AKA GMP Vendor).

Can Kratom Help With My Depression?

Further research is necessary to provide a conclusive answer to this question. However, some individuals have reported that kratom may help with promoting a sense of relaxation or calmness. It’s crucial to emphasize that individuals dealing with depression or other mental health concerns should seek professional assistance. Nevertheless, for those seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals, kratom might be worth considering. However, it’s important to note that additional research is required to fully understand if those suffering from depression gain any benefits from kratom.