Kratom, a plant also known as Mitragyna speciosa, has become the subject of much attention in recent years due to its potential benefits and controversial aspects regarding its legality. For those interested in kratom, it is important to be aware of where the plant is legal and where it is not.
Here is an overview of the legal situation regarding kratom in various European countries.
European countries where kratom is legal:
In Austria, kratom is not a criminal offense for personal use, but its sale and distribution is not recommended.
Kratom is only allowed for personal use, but further distribution is not recommended.
In Spain, buying and selling kratom is completely legal.
Buying and selling kratom is fully legal in Hungary.
Kratom can be used and possessed, but selling kratom is considered illegal drug trafficking.
Buying and selling kratom is fully legal in the Netherlands.
Kratom is listed as a controlled substance and its use, purchase, and possession are prohibited.
Kratom is legal in Greece.
Kratom je legální v Albánii.
European countries where kratom is not legal:
In 2016, kratom was classified as a prohibited substance and its import, export and sale are illegal, but possession is legal.
In Ireland, kratom was classified as an illegal drug in 2017, making its use, purchase and possession illegal.
Kratom is listed as a controlled substance and is illegal to use, purchase or possess.
In Italy, kratom was classified as a prohibited substance in 2016, making its import, export and sale illegal.
In Switzerland, kratom has been listed as a controlled substance since 2017, meaning it is illegal to use, buy or possess.
This is just an overview of the legal situation of kratom in some European countries. Legality can be subject to change, so we recommend checking the current laws in your country if you plan to use or trade kratom.