If you are a Kratom user who has recently moved to Florida and is curious about its legality or are interested in trying Kratom after hearing about it from a friend. In that case, it's important to note that Kratom is legal in Florida except for Sarasota County.
Sarasota County's Kratom Ban
Sarasota County banned Kratom in January 2014, classifying it as a "designer drug" and carrying a misdemeanor charge of up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.
Botanical Legal Defense created a petition, claiming Kratom is unfairly grouped with synthetic drugs because it is a natural plant used for thousands of years. The petition received 609 signatures.
The Fight to Ban Kratom in Florida
Some state lawmakers aim to extend Sarasota County's kratom ban statewide. Two bills were introduced in January 2017, one in the House and one in the Senate, claiming that Kratom's alkaloids imitate scheduled controlled substances regulated by the DEA.
By May 2017, both bills were destroyed after an investigation by a subcommittee did not find enough proof to proceed.
The proposed legislation to ban Kratom in St. Johns County, Florida, was struck down in April 2019. As of April 2020, there are no active initiatives to ban Kratom. Kratom users in Florida should remain vigilant for state and local legislative body developments.
Where to Buy Kratom in Florida
The safest option for buying Kratom in Florida is to avoid local head shops, as they source the product from online vendors and add their branding.
Head shops prioritize profit over product quality, risking impurities in low-cost products. To ensure safe and high-quality purchases, buy Kratom online from an American Kratom Association-approved vendor.
Online kratom vendors are the suppliers of the shops where you can buy Kratom locally. The AKA does not approve all vendors, however.
You can find a list of approved vendors on the AKA website.
We are an AKA-approved Kratom vendor. Our products are lab-tested for purity and sustainably sourced.
We offer various kratom strains by kilogram or kilo. Kratom is legal in Florida except in Sarasota County. Browse our shop and find the strain you like. If you have questions about kratom legality in Florida, leave them in the comments below. We can't provide legal advice but can direct you to the proper sources.
Check out our blog to see what other states Kratom is legal in.