Kratom is a popular herbal supplement that is readily available in most cities across Ohio.
The supplement is extracted from the leaves of a tropical plant that is native to Thailand and other Southeast Asia countries. The supplement is often available in powder form. Other popularly available forms include capsules and “tea leaves”.
From Cleveland to Columbus and Cincinnati, you can easily find the supplement in specialty stores and even at gas station convenience stores.
However, most people are not sure about the legality of Kratom in Ohio and at the federal level. This is because there are reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved the drug.
The purpose of this article is to dispel myths surrounding the legality of Kratom in Ohio and at the Federal level. The article also highlights the cultural attitudes towards Kratom and the best places to buy Kratom in Ohio.
THE LEGALITY OF KRATOM IN OHIO
LEGALITY OF KRATOM IN OHIO
Kratom is 100% legal in Ohio. There is no existing legal action being taken against it. Even though this was not always the case [see the cultural attitudes section], the herbal supplement has never been banned through legislative action in the state’s legislative assembly.
Neither has Kratom ever been classified as a controlled substance or as a drug.
Thus, selling/ buying or taking Kratom is not a crime. You will not be subjected to any criminal sanctions.
So whatever you want to use Kratom for, you can buy it anywhere it is available in the state and use it as you please.
LEGALITY OF KRATOM AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL
Kratom is also legal at the federal level. It has never been classified as a controlled substance. Neither has it been considered a narcotic by any federal agencies.
However, it must be pointed out that the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) has it on its list of “drugs of concern”. The FDA, on the other hand, warns against using it as it has not been adequately studied according to them.
But even with these two facts in mind, it is important to note that there is no active federal ban. Just warnings.
Some doctors are also against it, while others agree that it can be used as an alternative for pharmaceutical opioid painkillers.
So the final decision really remains with the potential user.
CULTURAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS KRATOM IN OHIO
Kratom was and still is hugely popular. However, somewhere between 2013 and 2016 the drug became a bit unpopular.
The popularity of Kratom among Ohioans was shooting through the roof in late 2013 and early 2014. However, the herbal supplement’s reputation was greatly affected when the police started raiding stores selling it.
This occurred in mid-2014 when the state’s Attorney General argued that it was illegal. However, this is no longer the case.
All that was due to confusion as the supplement was new back then and it did not have FDA approval to be sold as a drug. Nevertheless, things have now changed. Most stores present it as a supplement and advice their customers to seek professional medical advice before taking the supplement.
Since the height of the bust, the popularity of Kratom is now slowly returning to its pre-2014 levels.
BEST PLACES TO BUY KRATOM IN OHIO
BEST PLACE TO BUY KRATOM IN CINCINNATI, OHIO
Arguably the best place to buy Kratom herbal supplements in Cincinnati is the Elite Smoke Shop. Located at 233 W McMillan Street, this vendor stocks a wide variety of tobacco products, smoking accessories and Kratom supplements.
The shop is well-designed, airy and the staff always look friendly and approachable. It is perfect for new as well as experienced Kratom users. It is kind of difficult to buy something at the place and not want to come back.
And although it is called the “Elite Smoke Shop”, most of its products are very reasonably priced.
Perhaps their only fault is the fact that they open at 11 am. Otherwise, if you leave in Cincinnati, this will probably be your go-to Kratom shop.
BEST PLACE TO BUY KRATOM IN COLUMBUS, OHIO
In Columbus, there is no better place to buy Kratom than the Smoke House store located at 5439 Roberts Road in Hilliard. They stock almost everything thing you can smoke, except recreational cannabis. Am talking tobacco, e-cigarettes, e-juices, shisha, cigars and so on.
They also have smoking accessories including water pipes and vapes.
What’s more important for us though is the fact that they stock Kratom and other supplements such as CBD oil and Kava kava. Their prices are really generous and the saleslady is actually very pleasant to talk to.
So all in all, a positive all round shopping environment.
BEST PLACE TO BUY KRATOM IN CLEVELAND, OHIO
Located at 1207 Rozelle Avenue, Alleaf Kratom is basically a localized e-commerce store. The store runs a website. You simply place your order and your Kratom supplements will be delivered to you. Alternatively, you could pick it up from the store.
It is convenient, affordable and has great quality, high potency Kratom.
CHOOSING KRATOM HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS
Upon finding any of the above-mentioned Kratom vendors or any other place that stocks Kratom supplements you will need to choose. Here is what you need to know before you get to any Kratom store.
First, there are different strains. The strains are known by color and some are more potent than others. Second, not all Kratom supplements are born the same. Some are packaged better and contain the real stuff while others are adulterated versions that don’t contain good quality Kratom. Having these two facts in mind will help you choose something that is more likely to be effective.
P.S.: The information provided on this site should in no way be taken as medical advice. So do not use it to prevent, diagnose or treat any disease or condition. Always consult a qualified doctor for medical advice. Neither should the information presented be taken as legal advice. The article is only intended for informational purposes.