However, according to recent developments, kratom – more specifically, 7-hydroxymitragynine – has been removed from DC’s most recent list of controlled substances. The catch-all term “kratom” is nowhere on the list – nor are any of its alkaloids.
As such, it would appear that kratom is once again legal in the DC area, and – barring any behind-the-scenes developments – still legal in the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia.
This is undoubtedly great news for kratom advocates in the DC area, as well as residents who may have a newfound interest in the plant.
American Kratom Association Vendor Summit – April 30th In Atlanta
The American Kratom Association (AKA) is organizing a “leadership summit” for kratom vendors to discuss the recent salmonella outbreak, vendor standards, and kratom advocacy. The event will not be open to the public and is intended solely for kratom vendors.
The event will be held on Monday, April 30th in Atlanta, Georgia. More details are expected to follow, so be sure to keep up with any new developments at AKA’s Facebook page.
As of this writing, the event is set to feature appearances by Dr. Jack Henningfield, Dr. Jane Babin, and Mac Haddow.