Is Kratom Legal in Alabama? HELL NO!

25 Jun, 2024 Legality 0 Hit: 77

Kratom has been illegal in Alabama since 2016.

In 2016, Alabama included Kratom’s main two alkaloids, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, on the controlled substances list as Schedule I drugs. Therefore, possessing, manufacturing, buying or selling Kratom is illegal in the state.

The bill classified Kratom’s alkaloids as synthetic substances, which is inaccurate. However, two petitions were filed to revert this bill, but neither of them has succeeded.

Police have been suspected of waiting at the Florida border, where kratom is legal, to pull over and arrest people crossing state lines with kratom.

Carrying a very small amount of schedule I substances, 250 grams, is considered a felony in Alabama. This is not a great amount of kratom.

The minimum sentence for drug trafficking in Alabama is 10 years in prison, and at least 3 years minimum must be served before parole eligibility.

Flomaton Police Officer Charles Land assisted by Escambia County Sheriffs Department arrested Shaina Megan Brown and charged her with drug trafficking. Police say she was carrying 250 grams (about 8.8 oz) of kratom into Alabama from Florida. Officer Land pulled Brown over on Old Atmore Road near the intersection with Tulip Road, approximately 200 feet from the state line.

Brown told police she didn’t realize she was no longer in Florida, where kratom is legal.

Brown remained in jail for 8 months before kratom activists worked to get her bail lowered and raise funds to bail her out of jail in December 2023. She still awaits trial.


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