Tennessee State Kratom Laws

Tennessee Legislature

At this time Kratom is legal in the state of Tennessee, but there are some stipulations to the kratom laws in this state.

The current legislation states a natural form of kratom is legal. This means it must be 100% Mitragyna Speciosa. There are two main restrictions in Tennessee:

1. You must be 21 to buy kratom in Tennessee.

2. All kratom sold in Tennessee must contain a label with disclaimers. This label must state that pregnant and nursing mothers, as well as individuals who are under 21, should not use kratom. The label must also state that kratom can not be used with alcohol and medications. All individuals should consult their general practitioner before use, especially if they have heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disorder, or other medical conditions.


SB 1390 Drugs, Synthetic or Analogue – As introduced, adds as requirements for sale of Kratom that sales only be made by retailers and sold only in packaging of five ounces to seven ounces; violation is a Class A misdemeanor. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4.


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As introduced, revises various provisions of law regarding the scheduling of controlled substances and their analogues and derivatives, including updated identifications of drugs categorized in Schedules I–V; authorizes sentence reduction credits for prisoners who successfully complete intensive substance use disorder treatment program. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4; Title 41, Chapter 21, Part 2; Title 53 and Title 63.

Advocates are actively working so that kratom remains legal.

If you would like to help protect kratom please look into the American Kratom Association. The AKA has organized the American Kratom Protectors. They are a national grassroots organization that will help lead the advocacy efforts as we fight state bans, share correct information about kratom, and push passage of state and federal Kratom Consumer Protection Acts.

Join today by clicking the link below:

American Kratom Association


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