Here at Kratom Krates, providing first-rate kratom powder and maintaining the highest level of product quality and product safety is our mission.
The American Kratom Association has recognized our devotion to providing the best service to the kratom community. Having met their Good Manufacturing Practice standards and passing the audit, we are proud to say that we are now a part of the AKA GMP Standards Program and an Approved Vendor of kratom products.
As a continuation of our support to the kratom community and industry, we want to share the news about the Kratom Consumer Protection Act and what it entails.
What is the Kratom Consumer Protection Act
The KCPA is the legal framework that was established and provided thanks to the work of AKA and its advocates. The act represents the rules and regulations around the sale of kratom products and has the main goal to protect consumers from adulterated or contaminated products.
More specifically, KCPA:
- Defines kratom
- Regulates the preparation, distribution, and sale of kratom products
- Sets labeling requirements and requires proper labeling of products
- Prohibits the sale of certain kratom products that do not meet product quality, safety and other requirements, that is, preparation, distribution, and sale of adulterated or contaminated kratom products
- Prescribes fines and penalties and allows remedies
- Requires registration for kratom production
- Provides for the powers and duties of certain state government officers and entities
What is achieved by KCPA
The benefits of KCPA are multifold for all the members of the kratom ecosystem.
First of all, KCPA ensures and guarantees safety and security to kratom consumers by preserving their safety and their rights.
Adulteration of kratom products is a real issue that can have serious consequences to a user’s health. KCPA advocates for banning unsafe kratom products in the market and gives permission for sale only to vendors who meet the requirements.
By protecting the customers, the entire kratom industry as a whole is protected as well, and it helps kratom products remain legal and safe in the years to come.
When a vendor proves that they share a sense of care and commitment towards the community, they are recognized as a safe provider of kratom, which can have a positive impact on their business.
States that passed the KCPA
The KCPA is first approved and then implemented on the state level. Right now, the AKA is trying to pass KCPA in 21 states. Every state will be passing legislation individually, so some of the terms of the act may differ from state to state.
- On March 26, 2019, Utah became the first state to fully recognize kratom, making it legal for the residents and those visiting to continue to have access.
- In late April 2019, Georgia also passed the bill and made kratom legal for users older than 18.
- Arizona followed suit and passed the act on May 1, 2019.
The positive attitude towards kratom is also reflected in the fact that funding for kratom research was approved by Congress with the FY2020 Appropriation Bill.
To sum up
The Kratom Consumer Protection Act represents the standards that will guarantee the protection of user safety and rights and in that way protect the kratom community as a whole.
By supporting the Act, producers and vendors help this herbal product to remain legal and show that they are committed to providing consumers with safe, high-quality kratom products, just like we here at Kratom Krates are.
If you want to become familiar with the Kratom Consumer Protection Act blueprint, you can read more about it here.