Indiana - Indiana banned the chemicals Mirtagynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine in 2012, but the legal definition does not explicitly include the raw plant kratom. It is possible that the living plant and likely that dried kratom could be considered illegal containers of these chemicals. Some vendors are choosing not to ship kratom to Indiana and consider this a ban of the plant material as well. (last updated Apr 25, 2013) http://www.erowid.org/plants/kratom/kratom_law.shtml
Mitragyna speciosa, kratom, is a tropical deciduous and evergreen tree in the coffee family (Rubiaceae) native to Southeast Asia in the Indonesian, Thailand, and Malaysian floristic regions. Its leaves are used for medicinal properties. Traditional use of kratom is considered equivalent to drinking coffee. As traditionally used, kratom is not seen as a drug and there is no stigma associated with kratom use or discrimination against kratom eaters.
Kratoms popularity has grown in the western nations of the world as more and more people are becoming aware of the versatility of this plant. Larger doses have been known to produce many or all of these effects as well as incorporate a pain relieving and analgesic aspect not usually noticed in the use of smaller doses.