Vermont Kratom Laws

Vermont legislature

Vermont legislature

Kratom is currently illegal in Vermont. Both Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine have been added to the Controlled Substance list under Vermont Law.

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In Vermont the alkaloid 7HM has been made illegal at this time. The Vermont Statutes Online states that the Vermont Health board has the power to “adopt such regulations which in its judgment may be necessary or proper to supplement the provisions of this chapter to effectuate the purposes and intent thereof or to clarify its provisions so as to provide the procedure or details to secure effective and proper enforcement of its provisions. These rules, regulations, and determination, when adopted, shall, until modified or rescinded, have the force and effect of law.” Based on section 8 of Vermont Board of Medical Practice of the December 5, 2012 Board Meeting Gifford Medical Center, Randoplh, VT kratom is currently added to the Regulated Drug Rule in Vermont. Title 18 V.S.A. § 4205. Acts prohibited states that “It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, possess, have under his or her control, sell, prescribe, administer, dispense, or compound any regulated drug, except as authorized in this chapter.” This allows us to conclude that kratom/7-HM is illegal in Vermont at this time.

Advocacy and education efforts are underway with the regulators and legislators of jurisdiction.

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