Is Kratom Legal in New Jersey?

Is Kratom Legal in New Jersey?

Kratom is legal in New Jersey due to its many natural alternative medicinal benefits. New Jersians have been very politically active to keep it that way. Kratom is also legal on a federal level except for a few states and cities that have banned it.

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Why is Kratom due to be banned?

Everybody will agree that most of the information about kratom comes from different forums and advocacy web-sites. And all of them give an idea that kratom is totally beneficial plant which can affect your health in a good way only.

The reason is why kratom should be banned everywhere is that it’s viewed like heroin, cocaine or marijuana, as a so-to-say addictive drug. But people who have been helped by kratom are really surprised with such situation. It’s strange that something that can help you to relief pain or bring you calmness can be scheduled.

Unfortunately, taking into account categorization of kratom as an opioid-like agonist, it has got bad reputation which means a very strong argument.

The sale of Kratom is banned in the following states:

  • Wisconsin
  • Indiana
  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Tennessee

Also, below are the cities that placed municipal bans on the product:

  • Washington, D.C.
  • San Diego, CA
  • Jerseyville, IL
  • Sarasota County, FL

There are some concerns about the legality of Kratom due to how it reacts with brain receptors similar to how opioids do and that users may require a higher dose over time, just like coffee or any other substances that chemically affect our bodies. However, there are clear molecular differences between kratom and opioids. Existing research shows that Kratom is less addictive than opioids due to its much clear molecular composition. Another huge difference between them, is that opioids can cause respiratory failure leading to death. Kratom cannot.

 

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