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    Kratom, legal status in Philippines 
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    Hello, can anyone tell me the legal status of kratom in the Philippines? I've been searching for 15 minutes now without any luck
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    Hey mate I am happy to leave this open for the time being so you can hopefully get a definitive answer on the legal status of kratom in the Philippines, however, we do not allow sources to be named and people cannot tell you where in the Philippines to obtain it whether it is legal or not.
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    I've heard Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) grows all over the place in Thailand, but it was made illegal there at some stage - but not everything that's illegal in Thailand ceases to exist in Thailand because of its legal status. What I'm getting at is it grows wild everywhere, not that it's safe to ask your local police cop where to obtain an illegal plant. Thailand and the Philippines seem like they would have a similar climate for growing the plant, but I read it didn't grow in the Philippines which doesn't make sense to me, but I couldn't find out the legal status or any more info because most of the websites I tried to visit which looked hopeful had viruses or trojans on them according to my antivirus software.

    Edit: https://www.erowid.org/plants/kratom/kratom_law.shtml is a good resource for all drugs, unfortunately no info specific to Philippines there.

    PS: d_m, I can't send you a PM because you're too popular. Go on a site wide rant like I did last week or so in order to lose some of that popularity, or just delete some messages please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opi8 View Post
    I've heard Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) grows all over the place in Thailand, but it was made illegal there at some stage - but not everything that's illegal in Thailand ceases to exist in Thailand because of its legal status. What I'm getting at is it grows wild everywhere, not that it's safe to ask your local police cop where to obtain an illegal plant. Thailand and the Philippines seem like they would have a similar climate for growing the plant, but I read it didn't grow in the Philippines which doesn't make sense to me, but I couldn't find out the legal status or any more info because most of the websites I tried to visit which looked hopeful had viruses or trojans on them according to my antivirus software.

    Edit: https://www.erowid.org/plants/kratom/kratom_law.shtml is a good resource for all drugs, unfortunately no info specific to Philippines there.

    PS: d_m, I can't send you a PM because you're too popular. Go on a site wide rant like I did last week or so in order to lose some of that popularity, or just delete some messages please.
    I too have been looking for info on this. There was a user on here who actually lived in the Phils. From my readings it would appear that it IS in fact legal there but Id love confirmation from someone on the ground who has successfully ordered, received and used there on an ongoing basis without incident...
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    Hi random_kid,
    I live in the Philippines and the Kratom tree (aka mambog) does grow here. Its legal status however is not well known. I have called the PDEA and FDA and talked with several officers, who were not able to give me a clear answer. I checked their website and kratom and its active alkaloids are not on the controlled substance act IRR R.A. 9165.

    Personally I have ordered from a reseller on Facebook, and some of my friends have ordered from Indonesia with no issues. Simply get your seller to label it as an herbal botanical (which it is) and try to get them to include a phyto certificate as a proof of authenticity. good luck
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    Hello, has anyone been able to find out for sure whether or not kratom is legal in Philippines? I am going on a trip there soon and would like to have some with me (for depression/anxiety) but wanted to be 100% certain first. I am planning on taking like 4-6 ounces in capsule form in plastic labeled bottles.

    I actually did have some with me my last tip there heading back home (went through security with no problems). But that was April 2013, and I know laws can change at any given time.

    Please respond at your convenience - thank you in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KratomChap View Post
    Hello, has anyone been able to find out for sure whether or not kratom is legal in Philippines? I am going on a trip there soon and would like to have some with me (for depression/anxiety) but wanted to be 100% certain first. I am planning on taking like 4-6 ounces in capsule form in plastic labeled bottles.

    I actually did have some with me my last tip there heading back home (went through security with no problems). But that was April 2013, and I know laws can change at any given time.

    Please respond at your convenience - thank you in advance.

    A complete list of controlled substances here in the Philippines is available here:

    http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/sc...c_cs_alpha.pdf

    It does not list Krantom or Mambog nor does it mention Mitragyna diversifolia. A lady in Siquijor Island sells this at the market and does not hide her operation in any way.

    For all these reasons I believe it is in fact still legal in the Philippines.
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    74gee, thank you for your response. I noticed the document is dated Feb. 2015 of this year so it's fairly recent. Can you tell me where you came across this document? It doesn't mention Philippines anywhere within so I was just a bit curious.
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    Any info on kratom status in Philippines?
    Thanks!!
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    Kratom in Philippines 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edisondelcas View Post
    Hello, are you from the Philippines and do you sell kratom there? I was wondering if it is still legal to sell and posses there. I will be traveling there within the month of February and would like to have some with me.

    Looking forward to your response - thank you.
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