Regulation Of Kratom Processors
On or before January 4, 2023, the act requires the executive director of the department of revenue to submit a report to the general assembly that analyzes the feasibility of regulating kratom products, kratom processors, and kratom retailers.
Effective July 1, 2024, the act prohibits a person from:
- Knowingly preparing, distributing, advertising, selling, or offering to sell a kratom product that is adulterated with fentanyl or any other controlled substance;
- Selling a kratom product that does not have a label that sets forth the identity and address of the manufacturer and the full list of ingredients in the kratom product;
- Knowingly preparing, distributing, advertising, selling, or offering to sell a kratom product to a person under 21 years of age; or
- Displaying or storing a kratom product in a retail location in a manner that would allow the product to be accessed by individuals under 21 years of age.
The act creates a civil infraction for:
- Giving, selling, distributing, dispensing, or offering to sell a kratom product to individuals under 21 years of age; or
- Failing to request a government-issued photographic identification that establishes that an individual is over 21 years of age prior to giving, selling, distributing, dispensing, or offering to sell a kratom product to the individual.
A person who commits either civil infraction is subject to a fine of $200.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)