The very fact that there is not a single "kratom bar" in America despite kratom accounting for over 80% of average Florida "kava bar" revenue (as per industry insiders), suggests that the vendors of the plant do feel the need to be cautious. Again, I dont care abt kratom and wish its users all the best. It is just unfortunate that much confusion has been created in the States due to the practice of selling it in "kava bars". The owners of NZ kava bar are telling me American tourists are often coming by to ask for kratom and are surprised (and in one case visibly outraged) the bar doesnt sell it. In NZ kratom is a prescription medication, possibly as it should be in other places too (bearing in mind that healthcare is largely free in New Zealand).