Europe

Legality of Kratom in Europe

Key Takeaway: Kratom is for the most part legal in Europe. But since each country has their own legislation, there are a few countries that have banned kratom–so watch out for this.

Countries where Kratom is Legal:

SpainFully legal to buy and sell kratom.
FranceIt is legal to use and possess kratom; however, selling kratom is considered trafficking illicit drugs and is a criminal offense.
NetherlandsFully legal to buy and sell kratom.
FinlandListed as a controlled substance. However, sale of kratom is regulated as the product can be purchased with a valid doctor’s prescription.
DenmarkListed as a controlled substance. However, sale of kratom is regulated as the product can be purchased with a valid doctor’s prescription.
NorwayListed as a controlled substance. However, sale of kratom is regulated as the product can be purchased with a valid doctor’s prescription.

In the rest of the European countries, kratom is currently legal, aside from the countries below.

States where Kratom is NOT Legal:

GermanyMajor grey area since kratom is not a listed substance. However, it is illegal to buy, sell, import, or use it.
United KingdomSince 2016, kratom was listed as an outlawed substance that “produces psychoactive effects”. It is illegal to import, export, or sell kratom. However, possession is legal.
IrelandIn 2017, listed kratom as a Schedule I illegal drug. It is illegal to use, purchase or possess kratom.
LatviaListed as a controlled substance. It is illegal to use, purchase or possess kratom.
ItalySince 2016, kratom was listed as an outlawed substance that “produces psychoactive effects”. It is illegal to import, export, or sell kratom.
SwitzerlandSince 2017, kratom was listed as a controlled substance. It is illegal to use, purchase or possess kratom.
LithuaniaListed as a controlled substance. It is illegal to use, purchase or possess kratom.
PolandListed as a controlled substance. It is illegal to use, purchase or possess kratom.
RomaniaListed as a controlled substance. It is illegal to use, purchase or possess kratom.
RussiaListed as a controlled substance. It is illegal to use, purchase or possess kratom.
SwedenListed as a controlled substance. It is illegal to use, purchase or possess kratom.
TurkeyListed as a controlled substance. It is illegal to use, purchase or possess kratom.

[Latest update: May, 2019]

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