Kratom Use Appears to be a Growing Trend – Likely Due to Increased Awareness and Improved Availability

The average usage in 2019 was roughly 1.5% of the U.S. population and has soared since then

June 22, 2022 – Boston, MA – Mitragyna Speciosa, the plant commonly referred to as Kratom, has been increasing in usage according to the latest data. An analysis and survey in 2019 showed roughly 1%-1.5% of the population in the United States as avid users of kratom. Since then, it appears to have increased significantly based on company sales data in the industry as well as proliferation across retail locations (most common in smoke shops and convenience stores). It is likely this is a result of multiple factors on the demand side including increased awareness, information and widespread acceptance. Also likely a strong factor, is the surge of availability in the mainstream market as in many states it is readily available at counters of local corner stores.

For those not familiar with kratom (as most of the public have still not heard of this miracle plant whose species name is Mitragyna Speciosa) is a plant grown primarily in southwest Asia that has long been used for its health and pain relief benefits. Over the past decade the popularity of this still little-known plant has soared in the U.S. and across the western world, and many people are now hearing about this for the first time as the popularity soars.

The industry has been largely unregulated leaving the door open for a wide range of companies to throw their hat in the ring – from large established companies (such as MIT45) who have numerous levels of quality control and pass strict state regulations – down to individuals who purchase small amounts and repackage with no controls (and oftentimes little knowledge of the plant) in place. This has resulted in multiple brands in the industry with very wide-ranging effects. The more harmful effects are largely due to the inability for companies to legally be able to state anything on the packaging leaving individuals to figure out dosing that works for them, usually through trial and error.

As the trend continues to shift, we will keep the public up to date with the latest developments.


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