Utah is the 11th largest state in the United States and home of several national parks and the Great Salt Lake, the largest saltwater body in the Western Hemisphere. In 2002, Salt Lake City hosted the XIX Winter Olympics.
Utah was also the place of the first department store in the US. It opened in the early 19th century and is still operational.
When it comes to kratom legality, Utah may pioneer in something as well.
Is Kratom Legal in Utah?
Kratom is legal in Utah. In the past, several attempts to illegalize kratom have not succeeded. On March 26th, 2019, Utah passed the Kratom Consumer Protection Act making it the first state to regulate kratom.
In March 2017, a bill proposing amending the controlled substances passed. Initially, it had kratom listed among the substances to be added to the existing list. Yet, the authorities withdrew kratom from the bill before passing it out of committee.
In 2019, a Utah lawmaker prepared a bill that would regulate kratom. The aim of this bill was that only kratom its purest form would remain legal. In addition to that, vendors would need to properly label it in order to be able to offer it for sale.
This bill would make any adulterated, contaminated, or otherwise unfit for sale kratom illegal.
The main activists behind this bill state that kratom in itself is helping many people. It’s when it is mixed with other substances what makes it dangerous. Not pure kratom in itself.
They also used the 2018 Salmonella outbreak as an example. If kratom regulated and properly tested, nothing like this would have happened.
The First State to Regulate Kratom
Where to Buy Kratom in Utah?
A number of smoke and vape shops in some of the largest cities in Utah sell kratom.
If the bill to regulate kratom passes successfully, the smoke and vape shops in Utah will be the safest places where one could buy kratom nationwide.
Until then (and even if the bill passes), we recommend Utahns to buy kratom online and choose vendors who sell high-quality, pure, unadulterated and lab tested kratom.
For more information on kratom legality across the United States as well as a kratom legality map with the latest updates, you can view this article on our blog.