Alaska is the largest state by area, located in the northwest extremity of the US West Coast. It is famous for wildlife animals, glaciers, rivers, mountains, and waterways than one could dream of. Fortunately, The Last Frontier remains friendly towards the Kratom plant and its related products.

Kratom is a tropical tree, and a cousin of the coffee tree, native to Southeast Asia. Traditionally, people use Kratom leaves to treat various medical problems — from managing chronic pain to opioid withdrawal. This herbal drug has both stimulants and sedative effects but the benefits related to its use are not easy to understand. Many researchers have identified many safety concerns regarding its use.

Is Possessing Kratom Legal in Alaska?

Yes, it is 100% legal in the state of Alaska. It means that you’re allowed to buy, sell, and use Kratom in the whole of the state, including its major cities; Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Eagle River, and others. The individual must be 18 or older to buy this herb.

In February 2014, the politicians tried to pass a bill regarding the Kratom ban in Alaska. Nonetheless, at the last moment, Mitragyna Speciosa (which is a scientific name of Kratom) got removed from the bill. In short, the situation was avoided, due to the anticipated backlash from the Kratom lovers in Alaska. As always, you must stay up-to-date with the latest laws in your state. For now, though, residents of Alaska have nothing to worry about.

While kratom is legal in the state of Alaska, it’s important to learn about two possible caveats.

  • With isolated native villages, you need to be courteous of local rules against any supplement seen remotely (although 99.9% of visitors to Alaska won’t get affected to it).

Can I travel to Alaska with Kratom?

YES, you can travel with kratom (without any issues) to states or cities where it is legal. There is no federal Kratom ban in the United States, while each state has its own legalization system.

The states where Kratom is illegal are:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Indiana
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin

Furthermore, the following cities and counties have banned Kratom.

  • San Diego, California
  • Sarasota County, Florida
  • Jerseyville, Illinois
  • Alton, Illinois
  • Several counties in Northern Mississippi.

Before you travel with this herb, check the legalities to avoid any unexpected issues or if there is any pending legislation. Things can change overnight, so it’s better to stay informed.

Should I put Kratom in my carry-on or checked-in luggage?

Even if Kratom is legal in Alaska, you must place this herb in your checked-in luggage to avoid any potential issues. This is because TSA officials may not be familiar with this natural supplement and might suspect you for carrying something illegal. As a reason, you can face delays, or, in places where Kratom is unlawful, a person may get arrested.

*Checked-in luggage prohibits Lighters, Matches, and Flammable Items so you can carry food and drink items inside it. Also, it is advisable to pack Kratom in its original packaging to make it identifiable by the officers.

Can I fail a drug test by taking Kratom in Alaska?

One of the most common reasons that many individuals decide to use Kratom, as opposed to other opioids, is that they believe it is undetectable on drug tests. It’s true that Mitragyna speciosa doesn’t show up on SAMHSA-5 and many other standard drug tests. But there are some alkaloids (Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine) that this herb possesses and which can be detectible on urine or blood tests. Kratom and all other drugs or medications that enter our system get metabolized in the liver — and eliminated via feces, sweat, or by the kidneys.

Furthermore, Kratom’s primary alkaloid terminal half-life is 23.24±16.07 hours. Therefore, it takes about one day for this natural supplement to get clear from your system. Likewise, how long any substance stays in your system also depends on your body weight, height, age, body fat, food and water intake, and overall health. Of course, for this reason, it becomes detectable in a urine analysis.

Where Can You Buy Kratom In Alaska?

It is legal to buy Mitragyna speciosa online in Alaska. Many vendors ship your favorite Kratom products to the doorstep.

Shop from the following places.

1. Planet X Vapor & Smoke Shop

Location: 900 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503, United States

The shop offers an incredible selection of Kratom products at great prices. Moreover, they carry tobacco, personal vaporizers, traditional vaporizers, smoking accessories, electronic cigarettes, mods, rolling papers, atomizers, hookahs, shisha, cigar wraps, sage smudges, drinking accessories, and more Alaskan made glass you can’t find anywhere in the state!

For more information visit http://planetxalaska.com/

2. Acidni Avitas

Location: 2375 Jordan Ave, Juneau, AK 99801, United States

The biggest shop (with 5 stars Google rating) of its kind in Alaska! They have a unique selection of Kratom products, knowledgeable staff, and affordable prices. Furthermore, they have Juneau’s largest selection of smoking devices, and functional glass art, specializing in American Made pieces. They accept special orders and ship customers in Southeast Ak. The shop is most definitely worth a visit.

For more details visit https://acidni-avitas.business.site/

3. Smokin Deals FBK Fairbanks

Location: 3588 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States

They have a vast selection of JUUL and Kratom products, at great prices. The best part of this shop is that quality is never compromised, and you get exactly what you’re looking for.

For more details, visit https://smokindealsalaska.com/.

What is the safe Kratom Dosages?

To be honest, there’s no specific dose of Kratom that can work for all. And you will need to find out your own dosage, depending on your age, body weight, medical history, and other factors. This is because this herb reacts differently to each individual, so what suits you may not suit your loved ones. Generally, Kratom, if used in low doses, acts as a stimulant on the body, whereas high doses have adverse effects.

The following chart will help you understand the correct Kratom dosage:

For energy1 to 3 grams1 to 4 capsules
For anxiety/relaxation4 to 5 grams5 to 6 capsules
For pain relief6 to 7gram7 to 8 capsules
For opiate withdrawal7 to 9 grams9 to 11 capsules

Remember, other things you need to take care of when using Kratom for the first time.

  • Stay hydrated
  • Take on an empty stomach
  • Each strain requires a different dosage
  • Keep a log
  • Use a premium source

Will Alaska Ban Kratom In The Future?

Even if tables turn against this natural supplement nationally, which at the moment isn’t possible but if legislation changes, Alaska is a state of extremely independent people and less interference from regulation or other agencies. It means there are very fewer chances of the state taking steps to ban Kratom until forced by federal law.

What Can Kratom Enthusiast Do to Ensure that Kratom Stays Legal in Alaska?

As a Kratom lover, you can always support a movement to keep this herb legal in the state. Thus, it’s essential for you to carefully choose the vendor who also cares about the future of this natural supplement. Is it a vendor who puts their own profits first? If yes, don’t shop from them.

Here are a few things that Kratom buyers do to support the cause and win this battle:

  • Check the values of the vendor
  • See if they are into any scandals now or in the past
  • Make sure they lab test each product and only offer the best quality product for sale
  • See how they advertise their products and if they follow defined rules and regulations
  • Look into their efforts to keep Kratom legal

Last words we urge you to make wise buying decisions. With the power of truth and persistence, it is within your power to ensure that Kratom stays legal in the state of Alaska.

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Hina is a recent medical graduate and the President of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations-Pakistan (IFMSA-Pakistan). She is an internationally certified IFMSA Medical Education Trainer and a member of the Student Task Force for AMEE Conference 2019. Her aspiration to make medical education and health in Pakistan, top of the line motivates her to work harder. She has over five years’ experience of leading various NGOs with a focus on SDGs, WHO global action plans and Human rights. Hina has represented Pakistan as the Head of the delegation of Pakistani medical students at the IFMSA MM18 at Egypt. Her policy on Trade and Health was adopted at the IFMSA March Meeting 2019 in Slovenia.

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