Arizona – kratom is legal, there was a bill that proposed a kratom ban in, but it was left out of the bill; arizona passed the kratom consumer protection act in late april, arkansas – kratom is banned,. leading addiction researcher dr. jack henningfield denounces the fda and those fighting to ban kratom as misguided in their understanding of the plant' s effects. four top scientists agree that the fda should regulate kratom to guarantee its quality, purity and consistency. the prospect of a federal ban produced kratom ban december a furious backlash in, when the d. announced plans to temporarily place kratom on the schedule i list, citing a “ high potential for abuse” and. editor' s note: this story was updated on oct. 12,, with the dea withdrawing its intent to ban kratom and establishing a public comment period. the debate on kratom legality has been an ongoing debate with frequent clashes with federal authorities and kratom supporters.
although dea’ s decision to ban kratom was reversed due to the massive public reaction, we still see every now and then some news popping up regarding kratom ban december in one state or another. technically december it was mitragynine and 7- hydroxymitragynine, kratom' s main psychoactive components, that the dea initially proposed to ban starting september 30, and the ban would have been temporary. drug enforcement administration planned to ban kratom in late but backed off december in response to backlash from physicians, scientists, and members of congress. on 30 august, the u. drug enforcement agency ( dea) issued a press release announcing their intent to effectively ban a little- known herbal compound called kratom as of 30 september. further safety concerns cited by the dea were reports that there were 660 calls to u. poison centers related to kratom exposure between january and december. 1, 8 of these, 65% were isolated exposure to kratom, while in other cases kratom was being used with additional substances ( ethanol, narcotics, benzodiazepines, acetaminophen. thursday, december 1 was the last day that public comments were accepted at regulations. gov on the kratom ban. the number of kratom comments is over five times the number who commented on the controversial opioid prescribing guidelines released by the centers for disease control and prevention earlier this year.