Is Kratom Legal In Florida?
As of January of 2018, Kratom is legal without restrictions everywhere in the state of Florida, except Sarasota county.
County ordinance 62-351 added kratom to the list of “designer drugs” in Sarasota, Florida. This was the result of a specific case, where Democratic Representative Kristin Jacobs continuously lobbied to ban the leaf in her district until it passed.
Most Recent Actions
The most recent legislation involving Kratom in Florida was House Bill 183 (HB183), proposed on January 6, 2017, again by Jacobs. This bill came after HB073 died in the judiciary committee and Senate Bill 1183 (SB1183) failed to pass the appropriations committee, both in March of 2016. HB183, like the previous legislation, addresses the nature of Mitragynine & 7-Hydroxymitragynine, to decide whether the alkaloids in kratom should be added to the state’s list of controlled substances. HB183 was “Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration” on May 5, 2017, and officially recorded as “died in Criminal Justice subcommittee” on October 1, 2017.
However, the attempts aren’t necessarily a bad thing for distributors and buyers in the area. When a governing body opens discussion about the legality of an item, there must be a series of tests to decide if the substance is harmless or should be controlled. States with failed legislation may even be better off than those who haven’t been scrutinized, as the biggest adversary for kratom’s universal legality in America is lack of information about its nature. That is, conjecture can stigmatize a substance until it is classified alongside synthetics that are actually dangerous, like in other states, where kratom is erroneously believed to be a hallucinogen.
Where To Buy Kratom In Florida
For those looking to buy kratom in Florida, kratom is available in most smoke shops around the country. However you can expect to pay a pretty penny for smoke shop kratom and the quality of product can be lacking. We recommend finding a reputable online kratom vendor as the quality and price is typically superior in comparison to a smoke shop.