Chicago, the largest city in Illinois, is nicknamed the Windy City though it isn’t the windiest city in the US. It’s not even in the top 10. Yet, it has a river that flows backward and the world’s first skyscraper.
So, how about the legal situation of kratom?
Is Kratom Legal in Illinois?
Kratom is legal in Illinois for those over the age of 18, and there is a bill that aims to introduce the Kratom Consumer Protection Act in Illinois. However, kratom is banned in Jerseyville, Alton, and Edwardsville.
In 2014, local authorities passed a bill that suggested banning kratom for minors. As a result, only individuals over the age of 18 can buy kratom.
Moreover, in 2018 a state representative filed a bill that suggested amending the Illinois controlled substances act. This bill aimed to expand the restrictions imposed on minors to adults, as well. That would have meant a statewide kratom ban.
Nonetheless, almost a year later, in January 2019, the bill died. Thus, kratom remains legal in Illinois for those over the age of 18 except for the residents of Jerseyville and Alton.
On March 3, 2020, the neighboring Edwardsville passed a kratom ban, too.
Illinois Kratom Consumer Protection Act or Kratom Ban?
On February 6, 2020, a new bill to regulate kratom in Illinois was introduced. A week later, on February 14, 2020, a new bill to ban kratom in Illinois followed. Different departments of the Illinois government are currently reviewing these bills.
In April, 2020, the bill was referred to Assignments by the Senate, indicating a possible progression of the bill.
Where to Buy Kratom in Illinois?
It is possible to buy kratom in several smoke and vape shops as well as a few CBD and kratom specialized stores.
Nonetheless, buying kratom locally in stores that aren’t kratom specific is usually risky. Often, these stores have little to no knowledge about kratom. In addition to that, many local stores misrepresent kratom and advertise it improperly.
Thus, the best option to get pure and high-quality products is to buy kratom online from trusted kratom vendors. Usually, it’s also cheaper to buy kratom online, especially if you choose a vendor who imports their products directly from the source.
For more recent information on kratom legality across the United States and a detailed kratom legality map, check out this blog post.