The leaves of kratom are considered by the courts in some countries as dangerous substances. Nevertheless, other nations allow its cultivation. So what is the legal situation of kratom worldwide? The rest of this article provides more details on these discrepancies around the world.

The specific cases of Southeast Asian countries.

Kratom leaves produce substances that are regulated for consumption in nations such as Burma, Malaysia and Thailand. There are calls in Malaysia for medical research to be allowed on the plant. Since 2007, Malaysia has been planning to strengthen the illegal status of kratom and is considering reclassifying it as a dangerous drug. Thailand is planning its own legislation. The Thai government, the Narcotics Control Board, has concluded that kratom is harmless. It is therefore considered an authorised crop, especially in the southern part of the country. Indeed, the authorities believe that this product would divert its populations from the consumption of methamphetamine and heroin, which are widely produced in Malaysia. In sum, kratom has been considered a narcotic for the past five years in countries such as Burma, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, although some allow its cultivation. Click on the link below for more details

The situation in European and American countries

The consumption of kratom is regulated in Australia. In addition, kratom is considered a drug in that country and also in the USA. It is considered in France as a psychotropic drug from, early 2020. Secondly, the legislator has considered kratom as a narcotic for 5 decades in Denmark, Germany and New Caledonia. Humans and rats have been tested in major American universities: according to the results, kratom is non-addictive. Canada banned the sale of kratom by seizing products made from it. Both Canada and the USA have imposed restrictions on the acquisition, distribution and consumption of kratom.