Oregon passes legislation regulating kratom

  •   Posted on: 2022-09-22
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The Oregon state legislature recently approved House Bill 4010, (HB 4010). The bill requires processors of kratom, or kratom products, to register with the Department of Revenue to distribute, sell, or offer kratom products for sale beginning July 1, 2023.

The Department of Revenue is developing administrative rules, publications, and information for the program.

The measure gives Oregon kratom consumers more assurance about the safety of these products. This measure and others like it are supported by the kratom industry. 

The Department of Revenue will devise testing and other rules to regulate the industry. After July 1, 2023, it will be a misdemeanor in the state to sell kratom to those under 21. Processors also will be required to certify that their products are tested to ensure they’re not adulterated

The legislation defines “processor" as any person that sells, distributes, or exposes for sale kratom products on a wholesale basis to a retailer.

Kratom products are defined as food, food product, food ingredient, dietary ingredient, dietary supplement or beverage for human consumption containing any part of the leaf of the plant Mitragyna speciosa.

The Department of Revenue will provide more information about registration beginning in early 2023 including the amount of the annual registration fee.

The registration will be completed and submitted electronically through an online portal. The basic information required will be business name, mailing address, and a federal tax identifier such as federal employer identification number (FEIN) or SSN.