KRATOM IN THE NEWS FDA Kratom Ban Updates It’s been nearly a month since the United States Food and Drug Administration released their original statement on the “deadly risks associated with kratom” on November 14th, 2017, reviving the possibility of an upcoming kratom ban in the US. The aggressive FDA anti-kratom disinformation campaign has now shifted to local communities in the states, so it is critical that we seek passage of state legislation to pre-empt local bans (where possible). Some states have policies known as “Home Rule” that allows local communities to enact their own ordinances even if they contravene state law. The AKA has documented that the. In just 3 easy steps you can join the fight and save 20%! FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has issued a statement to the general public regarding the FDA’s view about Kratom and it has gained a lot of negative media attention. The statement does not insinuate any immediate changes; however, the FDA has completed an analysis… Fast Facts. The FDA is advising consumers to avoid kratom and kratom-containing products. These products have been linked to a multistate outbreak of salmonellosis from multiple strains of Salmonella. They also associate kratom with death. After the first import alert, the FDA has continued to issue the import alert on all products that contain kratom in 2014 and 2016. In February 2014 the alert focused on supplements that contain kratom. In the year 2016 December, the alert reissued its so-called ‘red list’ due to the increase of. On February 6th, the FDA released another statement regarding Kratom. This time, the FDA has labeled Kratom as an opioid. This DOES NOT mean that Kratom is illegal; but it does mean the FDA is beginning to dig there heals in even further into the subject. This latest FDA press release is another attempt to… In this update, we will watch FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb continue throwing Kratom under the bus. All signs are beginning to point to a sooner-rather-than-later federal crackdown on the. FDA has seen an increase in the number of shipments of dietary supplements and bulk dietary ingredients that are, or contain kratom, also known as Mitragyna speciosa, mitragynine extract, biak-biak, cratom, gratom, ithang, kakuam, katawn, kedemba, ketum, krathom, krton, mambog, madat, Maeng da leaf, nauclea, Nauclea speciosa, or thang. FDA and Kratom. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Mitragyna speciosa, commonly known as kratom, a plant which grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia. It shows the current legality of kratom along with the latest ban updates. You can also view kratom legality breakdown by state in the next section. All states have color codes based on their current kratom legality status. You can also mouse over each state and click on them for more details. Green: Kratom is legal to buy and have in your.