Although there were some recent endeavors to ban Kratom in Maine, strong public support has deterred them successfully. At present, the legal status of Kratom is fairly secure in this state since there have been no attempts to change it since 2017. In other words, Kratom is legal in Maine as of 2019.
Back in 2017, a bill was pushed to add several new substances to the Schedule W group. This category included morphine, opium, amphetamine, methadone, heroine, and many of their derivatives and would have therefore rendered Kratom illegal throughout the state.
Fortunately, the American Kratom Associated caught wind of this legislative act before it was passed. They urged supporters of Kratom in Maine to intensify their public advocacy for this plant and to make donations for the purpose of lobbying. The community came together immediately and placed a great deal of pressure on the Senate.
As a result, Kratom and its components were removed from Senate Bill LD 1546 and the substance remained legal throughout the state. At the same time, public support from non-consumers rose due to the fact that many of them understood how this natural remedy might change lives for the better. No further attempt to ban Kratom has been made in Maine since 2017.
At present, the Senate is considering the Kratom Consumer Protection Act, a bill whose aim is to regulate, rather than ban the trade of Kratom in the United States. This could significantly improve the quality of Kratom available from local and online vendors, as well as sanction those sellers who do not maintain the highest safety standards in this industry.
There is still a long way until the Kratom Consumer Protection Act becomes a reality in Maine. For now, the only way to ensure that the Kratom powder you consume is pure is to work exclusively with vendors that you trust. Although there are many smoke shops across Maine that sell different varieties of Kratom, regular consumers will tell you that these vendors often distribute sub-par, adulterated products.
This is why we recommend that you buy your Kratom from a certified online vendor with a clean reputation. The Golden Monk, for example, sells some of the most powerful powders worldwide, while all of their products are tested for quality and purity in 3rd party laboratories.