Kratom is legal in Washington currently and there are no bills of banning or regulation under review but the substance is still in a fairly precarious state. This is because unregulated Kratom has apparently been the cause of a salmonella outbreak in Washington in recent years. Other than that, authorities placed 7-hydroxymitragynine under the list of Schedule I controlled substances. This make Kratom illegal in Washington DC for a short while. Public outcry forced the authorities to reverse the decision and make Kratom legal again.