Named for the French aristocrat Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Fayetteville, NC is the site of numerous art galleries and historical museums. It’s also home to expansive parks, libraries and family dining establishments.
While the Downtown area has become gentrified in recent years, leading to a preponderance of hipster hangouts and fancy restaurants, The Ville as a whole remains a botanical treasure. There you will find a king’s ransom of nature centers and other greenspaces.
Those with an interest in herbs and essential oils are in for a treat as independently-owned places like Olde Towne Apothecary and fast casual lounges dot the landscape. If it’s top quality kratom you’re after, you’ve come to the right place.
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Kratom is legal all across the Tar Heel State, but sales to minors is strictly prohibited. Individuals 18 years of age or older are free to buy, sell and consume Mitragyna speciosa and its alkaloids—mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine—without fear of penalty or stigma.
Although a kratom ban was proposed in the state, this statute was later amended to include an age restriction after residents signed multiple petitions. As of 2020, there are no new laws being considered.
There are at least 25 shops selling kratom products in the greater Fayetteville area. This includes locations in Hope Mills, Raeford and Summerhill Plaza. Residents can pick up their favorite kratom strains at cannabis stores, novelty shops and vaporizer stores.
Common brands include O.P.M.S., Happy Hippo Herbals, Krave, Remarkable Herbs and MIT-45. The following is a list of the five highest-rated kratom suppliers within city limits.
TGI Hemp, Inc has been called the best hemp shop in town and with good reason. Their stylish digs, eclectic taste and wide selection make them a must-see spot for visitors and locals alike. Reviewers have noted how educated their staff members are and how much they care about their customers.
One user writes: “This place is awesome! Customer service is A++…They have educational pamphlets and brochures. If you download the clover app your able to gain points for discounts…”
VAPE & HEMP…is our runner-up for the number one spot since they have garnered a 4.9 star rating among 128 reviewers. This cannabis store on South Reilly Road has garnered a loyal following thanks to their competitive pricing and outstanding catalog.
Users have raved about Zack, the shop’s owner, and his knowledgeable take on hemp products, CBD and kratom.
Karma Culture has also scored major points with area consumers. One user said, “I absolutely LOVE this place!!! The people are always helpful and friendly.” Another user agreed, writing, “Friendly and helpful, KC always puts the customer first. Dan was especially kind in retrieving items and helping with price checks. Great artwork and ways to entertain oneself.”
Smokers Box is another favorite among Fayettevillians with one reviewer saying, “Very friendly staff. Whenever you walk in they always say hello and ask if there’s anything they can assist you in finding. The staff is very knowledgeable and answered every question I’ve had. The offer a 10% military discount and never fail to provide the best quality products.”
Even though all of the aforementioned shops are renowned for their gregarious owners and wide variety, there’s one thing online kratom vendors have which most smoke shops lack—a proper guarantee.
If you’ve been to enough smoke shops, you’ve likely tired of seeing that NO REFUNDS sign that typically hangs behind the front counter. And if you’re a kratom connoisseur, you are surely fed up with buying your “mitra” tea in such meager amounts.
There are few smoke shops that offer more than a few grams and even fewer that offer split kilos. The serious collector is usually S.O.L. if he/she/ze wants to pick up bulk kratom powder and kratom capsules.
Another major setback when purchasing from a brick-and-mortar establishment is the lack of detailed information. All too many headshop brands fail to offer recommended dosages, proper labeling or more than a hint of where their plant matter came from.
Since most tobacco shop proprietors order their products from third party wholesale distributors, they are unable to answer questions about the origins or a strain or how that strain was harvested. Perhaps more troubling, they cannot guarantee that their kratom is fresh or uncontaminated.
Since Mitragyna speciosa remains unregulated by the FDA, wholesalers are under no obligation to test their products for adulterants. Some of the shadiest brands even cut their products with synthetic additives which can lead to consumers falling ill or even being hospitalized.
By contrast, there are many trusted online kratom sellers who are GMP compliant, routinely submitting their products to third party labs where they are tested for heavy metals and other potential contaminants.
This is how you are able to score pure, potent kratom strains that are free of pesticides and other undesirable compounds. What’s more, the Internet has enabled consumers to find out everything they need to know about a brand without taking a gamble by placing a blind order.
If you join one of the best online kratom forums, you’ll find user experiences that fill you in on which brands are worthwhile and what strains are the most effective. In this way, your shopping experience will be streamlined since you won’t have to waste time dealing with second-rate suppliers.
The following is my list of the top 5 online kratom vendors. Each of these sellers has been thoroughly vetted and I couldn’t be happier with the results I’ve seen from each of them:
Regardless of where you get your M speciosa, whether it’s online or at land-based shop in your neck of the woods, make sure you ask all pertinent questions and get satisfactory answers. Never let a seller skirt the important issues and don’t settle for second best. Be safe, be smart and be well.
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