Reading this on a computer with a QWERTY keyboard? You have Wisconsin to that thank for that. It was a Wisconsinite who invented the QWERTY layout. And the blender was the brainchild of another. Several Wisconsinites have become famous actors. Willem Dafoe, Orson Wells, and Mark Ruffalo are a few of them.
Is Kratom Legal in Wisconsin?
Kratom is banned in Wisconsin. In 2014, the Wisconsin Senate passed a bill that included the two main kratom alkaloids in the controlled substances act. There has been action and petitions that aimed to decriminalize kratom, but none has succeeded thus far. However, after a successful in October 2019, Wisconsin may review the KCPA.
In 2013, the Wisconsin Senate receive a bill that proposed adding new substances in the controlled substance act. Among them were mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, the two primary alkaloids found in kratom.
The bill successfully passed in spring 2014. Kratom alkaloids were supposed to go under synthetic opioids in Schedule I which would have been inaccurate. Kratom is neither an opioid nor it is synthetic. However, the authorities eventually included it under stimulants in Schedule I of the Wisconsin controlled substances act.
Kratom supporters initiated petitions to reverse the kratom ban in Wisconsin. One even urged kratom supporters to not buy and distribute any goods that derive from Wisconsin. No action or petition has succeeded.
Unfortunately, because of the complex procedure required to decriminalize controlled substances, the likelihood of reversing the kratom ban in Wisconsin isn’t high. At least not until there is more scientific proof in favor of kratom and its properties.
Potential Decriminalization of Kratom
On October 30th, 2019, the Wisconsin State Health Committee held a two-hour informational hearing dedicated to kratom. The American Kratom Association was joined by Dr. Jack Henningfield, the main person behind the Kratom 8-Factor Analysis and Utah Senator Curt Bramble, who was the first to pass the Kratom Consumer Protection Act.
The feedback from the senators was overwhelmingly positive. So, we can expect a bill urging to introduce the KCPA in Wisconsin. If that passes, kratom will be legal in Wisconsin.
Read more about potential kratom ban reversal in Wisconsin here.
Where to Buy Kratom in Wisconsin?
It is currently not legal to buy kratom in Wisconsin. Under Wisconsin state law, manufacture, distribution, and possession of kratom is a felony and you risk being charged with it.
Therefore, if you currently live in Wisconsin, we urge you not to acquire kratom. Doing so may hurt your future as well as the reputation of kratom. The latter may cause even more action toward banning kratom nationwide.
Our thoughts are with you and we hope that one day kratom will be legal and properly regulated across the US.
For more information and a map on kratom legality in the US, you can refer to this blog post.