The Legality of Kratom in Massachusetts

February 12, 2020 Articles, CBD Oil, Kratom Alkaloids, Kratom Capsules, Kratom Extracts, Kratom Legality

Having legalized medical marijuana use in 2012, one might assume that Massachusetts is understanding when it comes to kratom use. But everything isn’t so cut and dry in the Bay State. In order to better comprehend the nature of kratom legality in the area, we need to take a look at the Commonwealth’s unique history.

The birthplace of basketball and blues-rock legends Aerosmith, Massachusetts is home to countless musical legends and historic landmarks. From Fenway Park to their famous baked beans, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has no shortage of wonders and attractions.

They also have some of the strangest traditions this side of Midsommar. Christmas has been illegal here since 1659 and those who dare to observe the Christian holiday face a fine. Furthermore, it is against the law to to scare a pigeon in the state.

Although medical marijuana has been legal in Massachusetts for the last 7+ years, possession of the herb by individuals 20 years of age or younger is strictly prohibited. For everyone else, there are limitations on when and where one can use marijuana.

It is illegal to use marijuana in public places and volume is also restricted. Residents with proper medical clearance are permitted to carry up to one ounce of marijuana on their person when traveling within state limits, but they may only have a maximum of 10 ounces in their private domicile.

Those in possession of more than one ounce of marijuana must keep it locked up when they are at home. As with alcoholic beverages, driving while under the influence of marijuana or carrying an open container of the same is verboten.

Now that we’ve taken a look at marijuana legality in Massachusetts, I think you can well imagine where this is going.


It might surprise you to learn that Mitragyna speciosa and its alkaloids are 100% legal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Those who want to purchase kratom in the Bay State should be able to do so without a hitch.

While some neighboring states have taken measures to outlaw or otherwise restrict kratom use, Massachusetts continues to support its legal status. You can sell, possess and consume kratom without any ramifications.

Those who wish to buy kratom locally in Massachusetts can do so, but you may want to consult with a representative of your municipality before walking around with large amounts of kratom powder or kratom capsules.

Although kratom remains legal in Boston and beyond, you may be subject to fines if you are carrying bulk kratom powder or traveling with more than one ounce in your possession.


Now that we’ve answered the question, “Is kratom legal in Massachusetts,” let’s delve into where you can pick up some premium grade “thang” in the Greater Boston area. The following is a short list of the highest-rated shops offering M speciosa products in and around the Athens of America:

  • La Tia Artisan Glass Gallery
  • Sugar Daddy’s Smoke Shop
  • Eastie Smoke Shop
  • The Kush Groove Shop – Mission Hill
  • Blue Moon Smoke Shop
  • Tobacco Exchange

If you don’t live in Beantown you’re still bound to find kratom products by you. Here are some of the biggest names in the state:

  • Rise Amherst
  • The Enthusiast Premium Smoke & Vape (Amherst)
  • Ludlow Smoke Shop & Convenience (Amherst)
  • Shop Therapy (Amherst)
  • The Herbarium LLC (Chicopee)
  • Northern Lights (Enfield)
  • Smoke Heaven (Greenfield)
  • Bird’s Store (Northampton)
  • The Hempest (Northampton)
  • Turnpike Smoke Shop and CBD & Kratom Store (Shrewsbury)
  • Murphy’s Pop Shop + Kratom + CBD (Springfield)
  • Western Mass Hydroponics (Springfield)
  • Zain’s Smoke Shop & Convenience Store (Springfield)
  • Double G Enterprises LLC (Worcester)
  • Green Zone Smoke & Gift Shop (Worcester)
  • Lili’s Glass (Worchester)


Even though it may seem like a no-brainer to snatch up some kratom caps at your local corner store, we highly recommend that users buy kratom online instead. When you deal with brick-and-mortar smoke shops and filling stations, you invariably compromise safety and security in favor of the convenience of instant gratification.

Smoke shop and headshop owners are invariably clueless when it comes to where their product comes from since they buy it from a middle man of sorts; their kratom powder is usually purchased from a wholesale distributors who no more specializes in kratom than a ball park specializes in hot dogs.

Consequently, many proprietors of tobacco shops do not know the true source of their Mitragyna speciosa, nor do they know how much you should take. What’s more, many headshop kratom brands are cut with synthetic chemicals or other potential contaminants.

When you purchase M speciosa from a trusted online seller, you get detailed information about each kratom strain, its origins and its purity. Additionally, you may be eligible for coupon codes, special deals and a 30 day money back guarantee. More importantly, you will get your kratom from a trustworthy source who tests their product for heavy metals and other adulterants.

The following is a list of the top-rated kratom suppliers in the United States and beyond:

  • Meridian Botanicals
  • Mitragaia
  • PDO Botanicals (Pharmacy Dropout)
  • Phytoextractum
  • Urban Ice Organics (Natural Organix)


There have yet to be any efforts on the part of Massachusetts lawmakers to pass legislation banning Mitragyna speciosa or its alkaloids—mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. While this is great news for Bostonians who wish to brew kratom tea or pick up a particularly potent kratom extract, it’s of little comfort to those who live in other parts of the country.

As recently as February 4th, Maryland was mulling a ban on kratom. As fate would have it, this statute failed to pass after an overwhelming number of kratom proponents came out in defense of the “responsible use” of the Ayurvedic herb.

Still, the fight continues to be waged in state after state and it’s only a matter of time before bureaucrats have their druthers. Should a federal ban be passed, it will succeed in undermining the availability and legitimacy of this ancient plant.

Those who are interested in keeping kratom legal and unregulated should follow the #AKA (American Kratom Association) and support their agenda. One would also do well to review the latest scientific data regarding Mitragyna speciosa.

A recent study has found that consuming kratom in tea form does not significantly damage or diminish memory function. According to the report published by the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, the results demonstrated that kratom use “does not impair memory function, as it does not affect visual matching ability and short-term visual recognition memory, and retention and manipulation of visuospatial information.”

This is the kind of information that we must continue to share, both with one another, and with our representatives in local government and the state Senate. #KeepKratomLegal #IamKratom

Bob Freville
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