The aspect of legality for Kratom has been an issue which people have been debating for a while now. With arguments arising about its benefits, people have been pushing for it to obtain a status of legality. But this campaign has not been successful, as it is legal only in a few states in the USA and illegal in the rest. So here are reasons why Kratom has not been able to get the tag of legality.

Research Indications

Apart from all aspects relating to its benefits, research has also indicated that it contains features which make them addictive with visible side effects. This is one of the main reasons why individual states have not taken a call for it to be legal. When it is being consumed in controlled quantities, they do not seem to possess a problem, but when an individual goes beyond the limit, he/she tends to become addictive.

Raging Debates

Officials have not yet taken a call on its legality as they seem to be confused about the plant. Debates regarding this often ends up with no proper conclusion as both sides seem to be suggesting valid points and opinions if one considers it to be beneficial for stress, then the other talks about the side effects. Scientists and researchers seem to be divided on this regard, hence the delay.


The Problem of an Overdose

For drugs to be legal, there arises a need for them to have safe symptoms or none of it. For example, Marijuana obtained legal status as it is not addictive, beneficial for medical purposes, and has zero side effects. On the other hand, Kratom lacks such properties, which makes it hard for authorities to come up with a decision. An overdose of Kratom brings in symptoms like Nausea, Hypertension, and Drowsiness.


Kratom is a plant which is mainly grown in parts of Southeast Asia and countries like Malaysia and Thailand. Due to its non-availability, this arises the need for importing it for usage in Western Countries. Authorities and regulators have not found this process to be soothing due to the various costs arising during this process.

The Long Term Effects

Although researchers and scientists have deemed Kratom to be safe in controlled quantities, they have not denied the possibility of long term effects arising from controlled consumption. People have reported sleep problems, constipation, and anorexia, even in controlled use. This has opened the door for numerous questions and debates. Doctors who suggest Kratom to their patients always make sure that they advise them about all the risks and benefits associated with it due to these problems. As consumption brings and increases the level of tolerance, the debates do not seem to be ending anytime soon.







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