KC Kratom Review: Kansas City’s Questionable Kratom Supplier

June 01, 2019 Articles, Kratom Products, Kratom Research, Kratom Reviews, Kratom Strains, Kratom Vendors

Missouri is known as the “Show Me State” and many attribute this nickname to U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan who, in 1899, told a crowd of pollsters in Pennsylvania, “I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs…and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me.”

In essence what Congressman Duncan was saying was: “Show me, don’t tell me.”

With this simple demand in mind one would think that the residents of Kansas City, MO would demand quality kratom from a local vendor. Unfortunately that does not appear to be the case.

What we’ve found is that Kansas City is getting its kratom from a local smoke shop called KC SmokZ and their online kratom and CBD shop raises a lot of red flags.


KC SmokZ is a kratom and CBD shop located on Broadway Boulevard in Kansas City, MO. They are owned by the proprietors of KC SmokZ Vape N Smoke Shop (located in Westport). They claim to carry the best high quality kratom at the lowest prices, but when we initially called to inquire about pricing they hung up on us.

They also claim to source their kratom from small-time farmers in Indonesia. “Your support will help the local farmers grow their business,” they write on their homepage. “And in turn you get the benefit of paying less than those Branded ones.”

By branded, of course, they mean common smoke shop kratom brands such as O.P.M.S., Remarkable Herbs and Whole Herbs. Strange, then, that their homepage advertises a giant image of Whole Herbs’ kratom capsules and packets of O.P.M.S. Kratom extract.

Perhaps most odious is their inclusion of misleading information, both about kratom’s supposed medical benefits and recommended dosage. As any experienced kratom vendor can tell you, the Mitragyna speciosa (read: kratom) herb is not approved for medicinal use by the FDA.

This hasn’t stopped KC Kratom from telling visitors how to use kratom and what it can do for them. In fact, their “Buying” page alone makes a staggering number of assertions about kratom’s benefits.


KC Kratom products include kratom powder and kratom extracts. This vendor calls all of their kratom powder “Mother’s Root,” for no apparent reason other than marketing.

At this time, they are currently offering Bali, Green Vein Kali, Maeng Da (in an undetermined vein color), Red Thai, Red Kali, White Kali, White Thai, Super Indo, UEI (Ultra Enhanced Indo), UEMD (Ultra Enhanced Maeng Da) and something called Thai Essence.

Their kratom extracts include a Full Spectrum Tincture whose description includes the phrase “current formulations are basically Ultra Enhanced Indo in liquid form…”

To say that this sounds a bit suspect is like saying Charlie Manson was a little kooky. This is shady behavior for any vendor, much less one who declares themselves to be of the best quality and greatest price. I smell a big, stinking rat.


Every consumer should demand some fundamental amenities from any kratom vendor. For starters, it is not enough for an online kratom shop to say that their product is sourced from Indonesia. They should always tell their customers exactly what region it is grown in and why they source it from that region in particular.

Furthermore, customers should be provided detailed information about the vendor’s return policy, shipping methods and payment options. Alas, none of this is provided on the website for KC SmokZ. Instead they simply say that they guarantee your satisfaction.

A kratom vendor worth their salt will have an online store that carries a 30 day money back guarantee. KC Kratom is not one of these vendors.

When shopping for kratom online you should look for consumer reviews so that you get an idea of what people think about a kratom vendor and their product. In our research we were unable to unearth a single KC Kratom review.

Most reputable vendors maintain a social media presence which enables them to connect with their desired demographic and offer the public discounts. Although KC SmokZ has a Facebook profile they have no updated the page in quite some time and we could not find a KC Kratom coupon code.


  • Convenient location for Kansas City residents
  • Low prices
  • Variety of kratom strains


  • Poor customer service
  • Low-rent, tough-to-navigate website
  • Misleading information
  • Lack of social media presence
  • No customer reviews
  • Lack of detailed information about sourcing
  • No lab testing certification
  • No reputation among consumers


For residents of Kansas City who are looking to get premium kratom powder from a trusted source a little patience can go a long way. In other words, why not do your homework and find an online kratom source? There are innumerable kratom vendors operating online stores. Here’s a short list of some of our favorites:

  • Pharmacy Dropout
  • Coastline Kratom
  • MitraGaia
  • Kats Botanicals

Each of these kratom vendors has been thoroughly vetted and are known for carrying top shelf kratom products. In most cases expedited shipping is available for residents of states where kratom is legal.


Missourians who want quality kratom from a vendor that provides transparency while following best business practices should do well to stay away from KC SmokZ and consider other options. Be safe, be smart and be well.

Bob Freville
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