Tennessee Kratom Laws

Tennessee Legislature

At this time Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is legal in the state of Tennessee due to a labeling requirement.

Required for Tennessee

Labeled” means a label containing the manufacturer’s information and a warning that includes, at a minimum, “Warning: Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. It is illegal to possess Kratom if under 21 years of age. Consult your healthcare professional before using. Do not combine with alcohol or medication. Consult a doctor prior to usage if you have any heart disease, liver disorder, high blood pressure, or medical condition or take medication.”

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.


Tennessee Kratom News

BEA Weekly Report 4.12.19

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