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93. Kratom News for December 2022… Read ‘n’ Rant!

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
93. Kratom News for December 2022... Read 'n' Rant!
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Brian flies solo for the December edition of Kratom News, where he reads and rants about the case of the Arkansas man sentenced to 10 years in prison for carrying kratom, another family sues a kratom vendor for wrongful death, police in Louisiana continue to lobby so they can arrest kratom consumers, a wealthy New …

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92. Kratom News for November 2022

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
92. Kratom News for November 2022
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Brian and Kailee talk about the results of the state marijuana and psychedelics referendums from Tuesday’s election, a wrongful death lawsuit against kratom companies and the American Kratom Association in Georgia, a death in Transylvania County, North Carolina attributed to suboxone mixed with vaped kratom, a drug company is undergoing human clinical trials for a …

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Journal Club #37: Kratom and Diabetes Study from Thailand

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #37: Kratom and Diabetes Study from Thailand
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Dr. Jon starts off talking about the art show that took place in October 2022 at the new Cannabis Museum in Athens Ohio. Then we cover a study out of Thailand on kratom’s effects on alpha-glucosidase and lipase, enzymes that are inhibited by medications for the treatment of diabetes. We see how kratom and mitragynine …

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91. Drew Turner Returns

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
91. Drew Turner Returns
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Drew Turner is a U.S. Navy combat veteran who appeared in the documentary A Leaf of Faith. We talk about an experimental extract he tried, recreational cannabis in his home of Michigan, Biden’s federal cannabis possession pardons, the present and future of kratom and cannabis regulation could look like, rare cases of severe kratom toxicity …

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90. Kratom News for October 2022

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
90. Kratom News for October 2022
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Kailee joins Brian to cover kratom and cannabis news for the past month. This month: Biden pardons thousands convicted of simple possession of weed, Michigan has a bill regulating kratom, a Welsh man can’t believe kratom importation is illegal in the UK, lab testing will be required for kratom exports from Thailand, and Kratom Science …

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89. Journalist Joanna Bernstein on Kratom as Harm Reduction and M.A.T.

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Kratom Science Podcast
89. Journalist Joanna Bernstein on Kratom as Harm Reduction and M.A.T.
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Joanna Bernstein is a writer originally from Pittsburgh who now resides in Oregon. In 2014 Joanna had a painful bacterial infection that started her on opiates. She eventually developed an addiction and wrote about her experience with recovery in a “3/4 house” in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. Later she would nearly relapse after being denied pain …

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Journal Club #36: Mitragynine for Chemotherapy-Induced Pain

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #36: Mitragynine for Chemotherapy-Induced Pain
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Dr. Jon and Brian look at a study (Farkas et al., 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibneur.2022.08.007) in mice out of Temple University exploring whether mitragynine can help attenuate chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathic (CIPN). The team used oxaliplatin, a chemotherapy drug, to induce this condition in an equal number of male and female mice. Mitragynine was also combined with four …

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88. Kratom News for September 2022

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
88. Kratom News for September 2022
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Kailee joins Brian to look at the latest kratom news. This month we look at an investigative report asking questions about academic freedom at University of Florida that directly affected kratom scientists, past podcast guest Oliver Grundmann and Christopher McCurdy. Kratom regulations preventing sales to minors pass Pennsylvania House. A kratom consumer protection act is …

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Journal Club #35: Feeding Kratom to Goats

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #35: Feeding Kratom to Goats
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Dr. Jon and Brian explore a study out of Thailand where goats meat goats ate feed supplemented with dried kratom leaves. What effect did this have on the goats body weight, cholesterol, blood, and feed conversion ratio? Even if it does work, will farmers be able to afford kratom as a feed supplement, given the …

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87. Kratom News for August 2022

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Kratom Science Podcast
87. Kratom News for August 2022
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Kailee joins Brian for this month’s kratom news. Florida Drug Policy Council considers a kratom ban in the state. A Florida car accident involving a passed out man with a needle in his pocket is blamed on kratom. Big cannabis news: Bill for federal decriminalization of cannabis introduced. WNBA athlete Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 …

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