The world has been facing this pandemic for over two years now. Where gatherings, meet-ups, hangouts, and crowds were not allowed, travelling was also banned. But as the world is getting back to the routine, travelling has also commenced. It has people thinking about flying and travelling with the relaxants like Kratom in their bags.
Do you know why bringing Kratom on the plane with you has become so important lately? Many people have flight anxiety, and Kratom has proven to be effective in calming and soothing their nerves throughout the flight.
They can not travel without taking relaxants to manage their anxiety and motion sickness. For them, Kratom has become a necessity of their traveling kit.
The above-mentioned uses of Kratom might have left you with the question of what Kratom is and how it has such beneficial effects on people.
People who habitually or for curative purposes take tranquilizers prefer taking Kratom now because it is a natural substance with minimal side effects, and they have found it a compelling replacement.
Kratom is a botanical herb that usually grows in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea. It has the same function as the opioid receptors in the brain cells. It binds with the opioid receptors and relieves pain, treats anxiety, provides a sense of pleasure and sedation.
When there is a question about Kratom, there is always another question about using it safely. People consume Kratom tea or chew leaves. There are many other forms of Kratom available like powder, chewable gums, capsules, and tablets.
Now when this product has numerous benefits, we can say that a person who is bound to use Kratom needs to take it everywhere with him. There are many questions regarding its legality like,
- Is it safe to travel with Kratom?
- Can you fly with Kratom in your bag?
- Does airport security allow you to travel with Kratom?
- How many doses of Kratom are permitted to take on airport premises?
There were many other questions like these in people’s minds, and here is what you can do to save yourself from all the distress of taking Kratom on board.
Know The Laws of The State You Are Traveling To
It entirely depends on which State you are destined to travel to. Keep in mind that Kratom is not legal everywhere. For example, if you are traveling inside the US, the Federal Laws have not declared it illegal.
But if you are traveling to other states where Kratom is illegal, you should be careful about it. Always keep in check if laws of the FDA and DEA approve of traveling with Kratom in the respective state or not. This information will keep you out of trouble.
Do The Research And Know The Names of The States.
If you are traveling with Kratom, you should do proper research on which state allows it and which isn’t. There is a list of the States where Kratom is NOT legal;
- Washington DC
- Rhode island
Even if it’s legal in the state, TSA officials might not know about this product as Kratom is pretty up to the minute, and many people are unaware of its daily uses. Its laws of legality also keep changing. So, they may stop you at the spot and ask questions about it.
Other than states, many destinations have also banned the Kratom like;
- San Diego, California
- Union Country, Mississippi
- Oceanside, California
- Alton, Illinois
- Northern Mississippi
If you are traveling to one of these states, you should avoid taking Kratom with you due to its strict ban. Don’t break the laws knowingly.
Don’t Try To Make It Suspicious:
It will be best to place it at the top of your bag, so it doesn’t seem like hiding it when security officials check it. It will also help to wrap it into clear packaging so its ingredients are visible and everyone knows what you are taking with you. Also, be ready to be asked questions about it like;
- What is this product?
- Why are you traveling with it?
- Do you have a prescription for it?
- Are you aware of the FDA and DEA rules about its legality?
- Are you addicted to it?
- What’s the purpose of it?
Always Carry less Amount:
When you are taking Kratom with you, always take the amount which is not very obvious. For a 5 to 6hrs flight, you are not supposed to take 5-10kgs of it. In some states, a fixed amount of Kratom is allowed to take with you. The legal requirement still varies for different states.
There is an entire section ‘’what can I bring?’’ on the TSA official website where you can quickly evaluate the status and amount of Kratom you are bringing. There is detailed information on every state’s traveling security checklist.
Don’t Take Kratom In liquid Form.
Airline security has banned containers containing liquid more than 100ml. So, if you are planning to take Liquid Kratom with you, it’s a big NO.
To avoid inconvenience, you should check the concentration of the Kratom you are taking along. Even if the amount meets the limit, you should still avoid taking liquid Kratom as it can cause spills, considering that you have flight anxiety.
Sound confident while you answer the questions.
If you are being asked such questions, stay confident and answer. Don’t hesitate or become upset about why security has stopped you. They don’t have any right to detain you, so answer everything calmly. Tell them the benefits of Kratom and your need of taking it with you.
- Don’t stress out. Enjoy your journey!
You shouldn’t be stressing out while traveling because if you think about taking Kratom with you and being asked by the security all the time, you will mess everything up. Give yourself some time, do your research, be prepared but do not stress out.
To cut a long story short, you should follow a few rules when Kratom is in your bag while flying. It’s NOT legal everywhere in the world, but even in the states where it is legal, the security officials at the airport can still question you about it.
Firstly, the state laws keep changing now and then, and secondly, people like security officials are still not very aware of it. They might compare it with other drugs which are strictly prohibited.
You don’t need to get confused when you face the security, stay calm and answer everything like there is nothing to get suspicious about. Just follow the laws, stay clear, travel, and enjoy!