Does Hawaii Have the Right Climate to Grow Kratom?

February 06, 2020 Articles, CBD Oil, Kratom Alkaloids, Kratom Blends, Kratom Capsules, Kratom Extracts, Kratom Legality, Kratom Products, Kratom Research, Kratom Reviews, Kratom Strains, Kratom Tea, Kratom Vendors

Kratom is derived from Mitragyna speciosa, an evergreen tree that grows in abundance across Southeast Asia. There it is cultivated by native farmers who care to the Ayurvedic herbs of the region’s tropical rainforests.

Hawaii’s tropical climate naturally loans itself to the growth and harvesting of such plant life, but there are other things that must be considered when raising one’s crops. Humidity, wind gusts and other unpredictable weather conditions play a role in whether kratom can flourish.

As you will see in today’s post, there are a number of mitigating factors that must be addressed if one intends to grow kratom on the Islands of Aloha.


Kratom legality should always be one’s number one concern, regardless of where you live or what you think you know. All too often I meet users who have moved to a new state under the false assumption that kratom is legal there. You can imagine their disappointment when they find out that it has been outlawed in their neighborhood.

Fortunately for those who have made the move to the Islands of Aloha, kratom is 100% legal to buy, sell, possess and consume in Hawaii. However, it is worth familiarizing yourself with local laws since kratom legality frequently changes.

While kratom is legal in the state, it may not be legal in select municipalities or public places. You should always do your due diligence before purchasing Mitragyna speciosa products.


You’re probably asking yourself right about now, does kratom grow in Hawaii or what?

The answer is yes, although it is far less common than one might think. Few residents of the Aloha State understand the meticulous process by which kratom is cultivated. They are largely unfamiliar with the grafting processes used by Indonesian farmers to produce potent kratom powder and kratom capsules.

Since Hawaii is characteristically tropical, the islands loan themselves to the growth of such plants. Alas, eastern trade winds can be more than a bit capricious. These unstable weather patterns can wreak havoc on crops with flash flooding and sun burn rendering batches of kratom useless to prospective consumers.

Furthermore, the argicultural industry in Hawaii has all but completely dried up because of untenable labor costs and lack of proper facilities. Lack of sustainability and proper farming operations make the cultivation of kratom cost-prohibitive for most in the state.

Importation is another problem with red tape procedures coming at a high cost to those who wish to plant live kratom trees in places such as Maui.

Native fungai would also pose a problem for many in the region who would seek to grow their own kratom. For this reason alone, many have thought twice about starting a kratom company in the state.

Luckily for us, kratom is still readily available in parts of Southeast Asia where foreign labor is cheap, product is affordable and traditions are valued. Many American businesses have formed tight relationships with native farmers who work with them to yield superior crops that are pesticide-free and meticulously grown to optimal maturity.


If you live in Hawaii, you have undoubtedly heard of Kona Kratom. That’s because Kona capsules are among the most widespread offerings at the best smoke shops in Kailua Kona, HI. There are several top brands, but few are as well-known (or should we say “notorious?”) as Aloha Kratom and their Kona capsules.

This organically-sourced kratom brand is known for being finely ground and super fresh, resulting in a smooth brew and an outstanding aroma. But not everyone’s been enthusiastic about their selection.

As we covered in our review, customers have said that they would rather avoid this one if they could help it. One person even went so far as to call their product “garbage.”

Wholesalers offer Aloha Kratom in 150 count pouches of 75 gram capsules for $35. Aloha Products Supply sells three unique strains—Bali, Maeng Da and Kona Blend. They are also proud partners with Blissful Leaf, United Kratom and other questionable kratom companies.


The good news for islanders is, there are other options to choose from. Lots of them! The following is a short list of the best kratom vendors in Honolulu:

  • Best Buy Alleaf Kratom
  • Glass Roots
  • Natural Mystic
  • Pipeline Smokeshop

Urban residents of O’ahu are likely well-acquainted with Best Buy Alleaf Kratom since it’s conveniently located in the heart of the downtown area. Their vast array of items and exceptional pricing have scored major points with locals.

Glass Roots is one of the neatest spots in Town, providing their patrons with everything from CBD, kratom extract, mitragynine tinctures and tobacco goods. If you want to buy your “thang” from a cleanly place with cool people this is your go-to joint.

Natural Mystic isn’t nearly as popular as Glass Roots, but they’ve got plenty to offer the discerning customer. Their staff are friendly, their prices are reasonable and they’ve got premium grade strains that won’t let you down.

Finally, Pipeline Smoke Shop affords college-age users a haven for Horned Leaf right on University Avenue. Their variety is awesome and their employees are committed to giving patrons a crash course in the difference from strain to strain.


I hate to beat a dead horse, but some horses need beating. The reality is, smoke shop kratom can be weak, worthless or even dangerous. In the past, we have seen a rash of hospitalizations resulting from the use of smoke shop brands such as Krypton.

These shady smoke shop offerings are known to contain synthetic additives which can be detrimental to one’s health. What’s more, smoke shop proprietors are often unaware of the origins of their kratom products since they are sourced from third party wholesale distributors.

To add insult to injury, many Mitragyna speciosa products lack detailed information about dosage, source, safety and more. You’d be hard-pressed to find more than a handful of brands that can say they’ve been properly lab tested for potential contamination.

By contrast, the Internet offers a wealth of sources for safe, organic kratom. The top kratom suppliers in 2020 are GMP compliant, regularly submitting each batch of plant matter to a third party laboratory to be tested for heavy metals and other adulterants. These same companies disclose their lab results on their e-commerce sites, so you can feel confident when ordering from their online store.

The following is a list of our top picks for online kratom:

  • Meridian Botanicals
  • Mitragaia
  • PDO Botanicals (Pharmacy Dropout)
  • Phytoextractum

As you can see when you visit their sites, these cats go above and beyond for their loyal customers, delivering deep discounts, kratom coupon codes, 30 day money back guarantees and much, much more.


Whether you’re a vacationer in search of a quick pick-me-up or you’re currently calling Hawaii your home, you have a plethora of vendors to choose from. Just make sure you choose wisely. Be safe, be smart and be well.

Bob Freville
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