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WHY CAN’T I ORDER KRATOM WITH A CREDIT CARD?

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WHY CAN’T I ORDER KRATOM WITH A CREDIT CARD?

Earlier this year, Kratom Spot customers could easily order kratom with a credit card or debit card. However, credit card companies have stopped working with kratom vendors altogether. This isn’t a new issue: kratom products gained national attention when the government began seizing imports around 2014. Ever since, consumers have had to use alternative payment methods (except for a short period of time between late 2020 and early 2021).

But the issue doesn’t stop there. In fact, there are many important questions left unanswered.

  • It’s your money. Why can’t you pay with credit cards for whatever you want?
  • Why is it so difficult to find reputable kratom dealers that take credit cards?
  • How do you know which alternative payment methods are suitable for you?

To better understand the kratom-credit-card fiasco, first, remember that kratom products are largely misunderstood. Government agencies like the FDA and DEA have waged aggressive anti-kratom campaigns nationwide, attempting to stigmatize the natural supplement. Because of this, it is extremely difficult for researchers to secure funding for clinical trials.

But what do scientific and clinical trials have to do with credit card companies? Easy! To see the bigger picture, let’s take a look at another governmentally misunderstood product: cannabis. If you live in a state with recreational cannabis, you might already know what we’re talking about. If not, we’ll provide a basic overview.

Cannabis and Credit Cards: Exemplary of the Kratom Industry

If you’ve ever patronized a legal cannabis dispensary, you probably know that very few allow you to pay with credit cards. Instead, you’ll most likely have to make cash payments. If cannabis is legal, why is that?

Answer: cannabis is only legal at the state level, not the federal level. Under the Controlled Substances Act (a federal law), financial institutions like banks and credit card companies cannot profit from substances that are considered federally illegal (like marijuana).

We mentioned the stigmatization of substances like cannabis and kratom above. And until the federal government ends its stigmatization of these products, consumers will have difficulty trying to order kratom with a credit card. There is little customer support for anything the federal government deems illegal, no matter what state laws have to say.

And even though you put your money into a bank or credit card account, you have to utilize alternative payment methods to buy a legal substance like kratom. In addition, kratom products are NOT federally illegal, nor are they scheduled under the Controlled Substances Act. So what gives?

Understanding the Limitations of Kratom and Credit Cards

With cannabis, it makes a little more sense. Yes, this writer believes cannabis should be removed entirely from the Controlled Substances Act and legalized at the federal level. But where you stand on that issue is neither here nor there.

When it comes to kratom, there are NO federal laws limiting sale, possession, and use. Some states and cities have banned kratom within their borders. But those municipalities are far-outnumbered by the states and cities that have protected the sale and use of kratom products.

However, to credit card companies, it’s all one in the same. Credit card companies consider kratom transactions high-risk, despite zero federal laws disallowing the sale of kratom. They’re worried that the federal government may eventually ban kratom products, leaving financial institutions vulnerable to profit losses. So instead of taking an active stance and supporting the legal kratom industry, they take a back seat and wait to see how the kratom industry plays out.

And it doesn’t stop there. Banks and credit card companies work with a TON of high-risk industries. This includes:

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Alcohol
  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Food
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Oil Companies
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Travel Agencies
  • Wholesale Companies

If you’re allowed to pay with credit cards in any of these other high-risk industries, why not kratom? Call your bank and ask. Even we can’t answer this question.

Order Kratom with Alternative Payment Methods

Credit card companies and their tomfoolery aside, there are many secure alternatives to using a credit card at Kratom Spot. We offer a variety of safe, easy-to-use payment methods to make buying kratom a breeze.

Purchase Kratom with Cryptocurrency via Coinbase

You can easily create a FREE Coinbase account to buy your kratom. Coinbase has impeccable security, a navigable interface and allows you to receive a permanent 5% discount on all kratom products at Kratom Spot!

Learn more about purchasing kratom with crypto on our blog here.

Order Kratom Using E-Checks

To order kratom products via e-check, you’ll need both your account and routing numbers. We offer the ability to checkout using both ACH e-checks and Authorize.Net e-checks. Learn more about using e-checks to buy kratom here.

The Future of Kratom and Credit Card Companies

Will you be able to order kratom with a credit card in the future? We think so. However, kratom vendors have little influence over kratom legislation at the federal level. Our thoughts? We need more funding for kratom research. When we better understand kratom products and their benefits, we’ll be able to create a safer kratom industry that consumers, vendors, and government agencies can feel good about.

Kratom Watchdog Android & IOS

Kratom Watchdog Android & IOS

Kratom Watchdog Android & IOS

Have you heard of the Kratom Watchdog app? Kratom Watchdog is a kratom social network built from the ground up by one of the founding member of the non-profit American Kratom Association (AKA). A booming social community with a focus on kratom advocacy. Kratom Watchdog is the oldest kratom social media platform online. With over 400 videos and over 200,000 photo’s from our own kratom Nursery. And 7,000 members we have a very strong growers community that are always willing to help. Kratom Watchdog is available on Android, IOS, and at kratomwatchdog.com. We are a small self funded development studio. If you would like to donate to the development of the platform we would appreciate it. Thank you for your continued support.
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Is kratom legal in Florida?

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Is kratom legal in Florida?

Kratom is legal throughout the vast majority of the United States. What’s more, new laws are being passed to protect kratom users and the therapeutic kratom products they enjoy throughout the US. But that isn’t true everywhere. For example, is kratom legal in Florida?

The short answer: yes, kratom is legal in Florida. But it’s not quite that simple, as individual Florida counties have passed restrictions on access to safe, legal kratom.

Kratom Legality in Florida

Kratom is legal in Florida, at least for the vast majority of the state’s 21.48 million residents. But for the 433 thousand living in Sarasota County, Florida? Well, the kratom situation’s quite a bit more restrictive.

Since 2014, Sarasota County has banned kratom. But this ban is based on a misdefinition, which may open the door to legal reform and safe, legal kratom in Sarasota County’s future.

The Kratom Ban in Sarasota County, Florida

In January of 2014, Sarasota County passed an ordinance that banned the sale, purchase, use, and possession of kratom. Violations are a misdemeanor, and punishable with a fine of up to $500.

But Sarasota County’s Ban, like so many other kratom restrictions, is based on misinformation. Sarasota County Municipal Code mistakenly classifies kratom as a “designer drug”, which it categorically is not.

When purchased from a reputable kratom vendor, kratom is an all-natural, unadulterated product with absolutely no additives or synthetic ingredients of any kind. Simply put, it couldn’t be further away from actual synthetic drugs like spice or bath salts.

Shortly after the Sarasota County kratom ban, a Change.org petition was filed in the hopes of overturning the ban. The petition got just over 600 signatures but was not enough to overturn the Sarasota County kratom ban.

Kratom in St. Johns County, Florida

Sarasota County isn’t the only place in Florida that has tried banning kratom. St. Johns County also toyed with the idea, but the ban was never implemented.

In early 2019, an ad hoc “drug task force” lobbied for a kratom ban, and the issue was taken up for discussion at a meeting of the St. Johns County Commissioners.

Following comments by some 20 kratom users sharing their experience with therapeutic kratom and the benefits it offered them, the Commissioners unanimously overturned the potential ban.

One Commissioner commented, “I see no reason whatsoever to pursue any kind of ban”, reflecting both the advocates’ first-hand experience and the so-called “task force’s” utter lack of evidence.

Ultimately, the story of kratom in St. John’s County is a triumph of small-scale advocacy over misinformation and unfounded stigma. It’s a telling reminder of how important it is for users to lend their voices to the cause of safe, legal kratom.

Which States Have Banned Kratom?

Kratom is legal throughout most of Florida, but not all states are the same. Currently, the states that have outright banned kratom are as follows:

  • Alabama classified kratom’s primary alkaloids, mitragynine, and 7-hydroxy-mitragynine, as Schedule I narcotics in May 2016. This likens kratom to substances like ecstasy and heroin, an unjust misclassification.
  • Arkansas banned kratom in February of 2016. In 2017, state medical examiners incorrectly stated that kratom’s alkaloids are derived from opium. It is unlikely we’ll see the Arkansas kratom ban lifted soon.
  • Indiana outlawed kratom in 2014 but incorrectly listed the botanical as a synthetic cannabinoid. The legislature later amended their language, classifying kratom as a hallucinogenic substance, another misclassification.
  • Rhode Island banned kratom’s alkaloids in 2017. Due to public outcry in other states, Rhode Island’s ban occurred in secret, confusing both residents and law officials. The state will vote on a measure to reverse the ban on September 1st, 2021.
  • Vermont banned kratom’s alkaloids in 2016, but they were improperly classified as “synthetic drugs.” In January of 2020, lawmakers filed a bill to decriminalize kratom products, but kratom’s future is still uncertain in the state.
  • Wisconsin banned kratom’s alkaloids in 2014, incorrectly associating kratom with both synthetic cannabinoids and hallucinogenic drugs. In 2019, lawmakers held informational meetings with the American Kratom Association (AKA), a step in the right direction.

But, just like Florida, several states’ counties have imposed local bans. These states include California, Illinois, and New Hampshire.

For the rest of the United States, kratom remains a safe, legal, and accessible option for users to buy kratom at their convenvience and to take control of their health and wellness.

Kratom Post-harvest Production – Blog

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 Kratom Post-harvest Production

Kratom Post-harvest Production – Once the leaves of the kratom plant have reached an ideal maturity, they’re picked or collected in large quantities. The freshness of the leaves plays a vital role in how kratom is made, as it alters the phytochemical concentrations that are responsible for the plant’s characteristics. For instance, red kratom strains typically consist of mature leaves, while white and green kratom strains are generally produced using younger leaves.

To create kratom powder, the leaves of the mitragyna speciosa plant undergo a drying phase in the sun or the shade. Different powders can be produced depending on the length and specifications of this drying or “curing” process. Once the leaves have been dried, they’re subsequently shredded or ground into a fine consistency. Later, an industrial grinder is used to produce an even finer mitragyna speciosa powder with the texture of flour – a fundamental step in the process of how kratom is made. Although kratom is typically dried in the sun using large-sized racks, some kratom farmers rely on additional production and processing methods to create specialty kratom strains that are often popular with online buyers.

 

Customer review or kratomleaf.us!

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Kratomleaf.us is an excellent company. Their customer service is the best I’ve seen in a long time out of any company with similar offerings, and actually compared to any company I’ve ordered online from for that matter. They are very kind, communicative, and helpful.  You can tell they truly care about what they offer and stand tall 100% behind their products. They have a lot of heart and truly put their great energy into this. Although I haven’t  been able to order every product they offer, I would confidently recommend them over any company in the USA that provides these alternative plant medicines. The real medicines.
-Caleb van Gelder

Failed kratom tree pick up

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Failed kratom tree pick up

I tried picking up this kratom tree today but I physically could not get it off the ground. Not even a inch. Anyone have any suggestions on how it could be moved?

Failed kratom tree pick up

Mature Kratom Leaf – Buy Raw Fresh American Kratom Leaf

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20/07/2021
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Mature Kratom Leaf – Buy Fresh USA Kratom Leaf

As with the changing of the season. We are coming to the end of Winter and turning into spring. The leaf is now at it’s at it’s most mature, after being subjected to the reduced rain fall of the dry season. It really doesn’t get better than this folks. Mature leaf is known to be bitter, and this is no exception. Best enjoyed with honey or sugar!

We are the only kratom vendor online that offers fresh leaf from fully mature kratom trees. Whole kratom leaf is only available when the trees are flowering, and all of our leaf is picked from trees varying in age from 5 – 11 years old. Each leaf is picked to ship, for freshness we recommend you select 2 day shipping. Your leaf will keep for around eight days in the fridge or 3 – 4 days at room temperature in a sealed bag. Can be air dried to preserve the leaf at which point it can be stored like your typical leaf or powder.

Kratom – The sweet treat of The South East

Fresh Raw kratom leaf with sugar in the center

A Kratom Treat!

When the natives in South East Asia have a sore throat they will go out in the fields and pick some fresh leaf off of the trees. Placing some sugar in the center and then chew on the leaf. When they chew the leaf the sugar mixes with the fresh leaf  and becomes sort of like a tasty paste. This paste will retain its sweet taste all the way through. This helps relieve sore your throat and makes the day much more bearable. Below we have written a guide to show you how.

Step 1: Pick some fresh leaf off of your tree. Any leaf will do but we recommend using larger leaves as they are easier to work with.

Step 2: Add sugar to the center of your Kratom Leaf

Step 3: Roll up your Fresh Kratom Leaf and enjoy! Chew the leaf for 3-5 min and either spit or swallow.

How should fresh kratom leaf be stored?

Each fresh leaf is picked to ship.  For the Freshness we recommend you select 2 day shipping. Your leaf will keep for around five to seven days in the fridge or three to four days at room temperature in a sealed bag. Leaf can be air dried to preserve the leaf at which point it can be stored like your typical leaf or powder.

Brewing Kratom Tea with Fresh Kratom Leaf

Kratom Tea in a pot in cup

Crushed Kratom Leaf

Step 1: Prepare your pot and water. Bring a pot of water simmering boil.
Step 2: While your pot reaches temperature. Chop up 30 fresh kratom leaf.
Step 3: Once your pot is at a simmering boil add your fresh leaf to the pot.
Step 4: Add 4 table spoons of lemon juice
Step 5: Boil your leaf for 35 minutes.
But wait! Do not throw out the leaf yet! You can reuse that leaf to make another pot or two. Enjoy

If you would prefer crushed leaf. Our nursery does offer crushed leaf here! 

What are kratom vein colors?

The color of a kratom vein are determined by the content of mitragynine (alkaloids) in the vein. The purpose of producing mitragynan is to protect the tree from insects and animals from eating the leaf. It’s also a stress mechanism. The mitragynan is why the leaf is so bitter and correlates to strength.  This is why more mature leaf is more bitter then fresh leaf.  When kratom leaves mature the alkaloids are sucked back into the tree through the veins. These leaves will look more yellow. 

In winter you see mostly white and green with some red. Spring, mostly green, white, some red, with pink starting to show up. In summer, Seed pod are popping up, you see green, white, pink, red, purple. This continues to happens thru Fall. We should note seed pods are best to pick off the tree in Jan – April. Kratom Vein colors usually have its darkest vein color at the exterior of the plant. Getting lighter as you go inward. But is harder to see in summer – fall as all colors are on the tree. Want to know more? The Kratom Bible is also available here on the #kratomAPP

The more alkaloids in the vein. The more red the vein will be. Purple at the high end of alkaloids. White at the low end of alkaloids. It is possible to see all vein colors grow at the same time on the same tree. (pink, red, purple) more near the bottom as that is where they have roots as that’s where most of the nutrients are. Up the tree will be more (greens and whites). They start getting more color variation the larger they get.

Mature Kratom Leaf?

Mature Kratom Leaf

Mature Kratom Leaf

Mature Kratom Leaf has been sitting on the trees for months before it is picked. Kratom leaf matures over time and as the leaf ages it becomes stronger. This is kratom leaf’s normal life cycle. You can tell a mature leaf will show signs of aging. Edges of the leaf will be a bit more weathered. Leaf that has been further along in the season will have a more yellowish color to the leaf.

How do you de-veining kratom leaf?

What is de-veining? De-veining is taking the main stem that runs thru the kratom leaf and extracting the vein out of the leaf. Veins can be chewy and do not break down as easily while chewing.

How is Mature Kratom Leaf Traditionally Eaten?

In the fields of Indoneasia workers will traditionally fresh raw kratom leaf is chewed orally. Over the course of the day. Traditionally Indonesian farmers will chew 2 – 5 leaf over the course of the day for increased stamina.

How much does fresh kratom leaf weigh?

We get this question often asking how much does Fresh Leaf American Kratom weigh? So we decided to make a short video to show you the differences. Most fresh leaf is equivalent to around .8 grams – 1.2 grams wet. When dried, kratom leaf does not loose a majority of it’s weight maybe a .1 grams to .2 grams.

How long should I expect Shipping to take?

All orders will only ship out Monday – Wednesday.  Our friendly staff members will ship out your normally by 2 pm. Each order will receive a notification and tracking number once the order goes out. Before contacting our staff we recommend that you check your email and spam filter encase you might have missed us. You can reach our staff at our email kozykratom@gmail.com. A member of our helpful staff would be more than happy to talk with you anytime.

How do you ship fresh kratom leaf in the mail?

In this video you can see the what it takes to ship fresh kratom leaf in the mail.

Testimonials 

https://kratomwatchdog.com/topic/4137/this-morning-i-chewed-one-leaf

https://kratomwatchdog.com/topic/2643/fresh-leaf-customer-review

https://kratomwatchdog.com/topic/2917/received-my-first-order-and-just-wanted-to-say

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What happens if there is an issue with you order?

We guarantee to get to your leaf to your door healthy and green. But, sometimes things can happen. If there is ever an issue with your order please contact our team immediately. We ask that you email us at kozykratom@gmail.com or call /text us at (603)733-4665. Texting is preferred. It is helpful if you also include a photo of the situation and your order number. Our helpful staff will try to respond within the hour.

Where does the money from your order go to?

We are a small self funded American Kratom nursery. Our team does not take payment for our work. Everything we make goes back into the nursery, Documenting kratom, Our kratom social media platform Kratom Watchdog, Our kratom avatar chat Kynto, and our other kratom advocacy projects.

3D Drone Mapping American Kratom Nursery’s

Taking to the sky! Utilizing drones, we are able to document our American kratom nursery’s from a different angle.  These drones are able to 3D map our kratom nursery using a technology called LIDAR. Applying these 3D models into our Kratom Avatar Chat Kynto. Our goal is to map out our entire nursery and insert the nursery into the world for users to interact with these trees. Allowing them to take guided or self guided tours. The cool part, is that we can then translate that information into virtual reality (VR). Available on the PlayStation VR, Oculus Platforms, and Google Cardboard.

We will be opening up our tools and software to allow other nurseries and growers to map out their kratom nursery. Interested in having us out to document your nursery? Contact us here or contact us on the Kratom Watchdog app.

Kratom Watchdog Android & IOS

Kratom Watchdog Android & IOS

Kratom Watchdog Android & IOS

Have you heard of the Kratom Watchdog app? Kratom Watchdog is a kratom social network built from the ground up by one of the founding member of the non-profit American Kratom Association (AKA). A booming social community with a focus on kratom advocacy. Kratom Watchdog is the oldest kratom social media platform online. With over 400 videos and over 200,000 photo’s from our own kratom Nursery. And 7,000 members we have a very strong growers community that are always willing to help. Kratom Watchdog is available on Android, IOS, and at kratomwatchdog.com. We are a small self funded development studio. If you would like to donate to the development of the platform we would appreciate it. Thank you for your continued support.
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What happens if there is an issue with you order?

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What happens if there is an issue with you order?

We guarantee to get to your leaf to your door healthy and green. But, sometimes things can happen. If there is ever an issue with your order please contact our team immediately. We ask that you email us at kozykratom@gmail.com or call /text us at (603)733-4665. Texting is preferred. It is helpful if you also include a photo of the situation and your order number. Our helpful staff will try to respond within the hour.

How long should I expect Shipping to take?

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How long should I expect Shipping to take?

All orders will only ship out Monday – Wednesday.  Our friendly staff members will ship out your normally by 2 pm. Each order will receive a notification and tracking number once the order goes out. Before contacting our staff we recommend that you check your email and spam filter encase you might have missed us. You can reach our staff at our email kozykratom@gmail.com. A member of our helpful staff would be more than happy to talk with you anytime.

How often should I water unrooted kratom cuttings?

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How often should I water unrooted kratom cuttings?

Customers should  leave the plastic bag these cuttings come in sealed at all times they should not be releasing moisture. There should be no need to water these cuttings. In the event the soil medium begins to firm up it is advised to mist or pour a table spoon or two of water. The soil medium should always be moist to the touch at all times. Even one night of a dried up soil medium will kill a plant seeing as they are so young. You can also mist the cuttings with a water bottle.

How to pay with Open Node

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20/06/2021
Holding up a Fresh Kratom Leaf in front of a lake

How to pay with Open Node

For payment with money order please proceed with your payment as normal. You will receive a email with your invoice.  And one of our staff will contact you as well to ensure a smooth process. You can send your payment to our offices at:

How do I complete a Bitcoin checkout?

Completing a Bitcoin checkout may seem intimidating at first, but it’s actually quite easy once you know what you’re doing. All you need to know are these three simple steps.

How to pay with Open Node

How to pay with Open Node

Step 1: Select between On-chain or Lightning

On-chain

The phrase “On-chain” refers to the fact that you are making a Bitcoin payment on the Bitcoin blockchain, as opposed to a second layer solution (like Lightning). Paying on-chain is the original way to pay with bitcoin. Therefore, if you don’t know if your wallet is a Lightning Network wallet or not, you should assume that it’s an on-chain wallet and keep the toggle set on “On-chain”. You can learn more about on-chain wallets here or here.
How to pay with Open Node

Lightning

“Lightning” means your paying from a Lightning Network wallet. The Lightning Network is a second layer of Bitcoin that has significant useability improvements over On-chain, such as lower cost payments, quicker settlement times, and minimum payments as low as a single satoshi. Lightning payments require a wallet that supports Lightning Network payments. If you are using a Lightning Network wallet, keep the toggle set on “Lightning”. You can learn more about Lightning Network wallets here or here.
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Step 2: Choose how to pay with your wallet

Once you select if you want to pay with On-chain or Lightning, there are three ways to complete a Bitcoin checkout.

Open with Wallet

If you are using a device, either on mobile or desktop, with a wallet application installed on it, you can tap “open in wallet” and the Bitcoin checkout will complete the payment inside the wallet application. This is the quickest way to complete a Bitcoin checkout if you are using one device with a Bitcoin or Lightning Network wallet application installed on it.

Scan QR code with mobile wallet

If you have a mobile wallet set up on your smart device and are viewing the Bitcoin checkout on a separate device, you can scan the QR code with the camera on your smart device. This is the easiest way to complete a Bitcoin checkout if you are using multiple devices.
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Copy and paste the BTC address wallet manually

Alternatively, it is possible to copy and paste the Bitcoin address directly into your wallet application, regardless of what device you are using.

Step 3: Complete the transaction in your wallet

Once you select a checkout method, either “open in wallet”, scanning the QR, or copy and pasting the bitcoin address, you must finish the transaction in your Bitcoin or Lightning Network wallet.

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