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2020 Advocacy Efforts
Alongside the American Kratom Association, Kraken Kratom is leading the push to enact the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (HB 4013) in Oregon during the 2020 Legislative Short Session. We're working with advocates, lobbyists, and legislators to pass this important bill; in addition to our efforts behind the scenes, we've provided expert testimony and served as expert witnesses during committee hearings.
Oregon House Bill 4013 (Kratom Consumer Protection Act) Summary:
Establishes regulations for kratom products, including labeling requirements and minimum age for sale. Requires registration of kratom products with State Department of Agriculture. Provides civil cause of action for damages resulting from violation of kratom regulations. Authorizes imposition of civil penalty for certain violations. Creates crime of unlawful preparation, distribution, sale or offer for sale of kratom product. Punishes by maximum of 30 days’ imprisonment, $1,250 fine, or both. Creates crime of unlawful distribution, sale or offer for sale to individual under 21 years of age. Punishes by maximum of 30 days’ imprisonment, $1,250 fine, or both.