Kratom Science is very grateful to bring you this interview with Pascal Tanguay. For 20 years, Pascal has been working on harm reduction policies in Southeast Asia and in Thailand where he lives. Pascal is a bottomless well of knowledge on the history of drug policy and kratom. He’s worked with the International Drug Policy Consortium and Asian Harm Reduction Network and as a private consultant. We talk about all that, the World Health Organization’s stance on kratom, Thailand’s recent decriminalisation of kratom, consumer protection laws in the US, and more.
Articles referenced in this episode:
- Charoenratana, S., Anukul, C., & Aramrattana, A. (2021). Attitudes towards Kratom use, decriminalization and the development of a community-based Kratom control mechanism in Southern Thailand. The International journal on drug policy, 95, 103197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103197 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0955395921000955#bib0028
- Jelsma, M. (2021, October 11). Kratom: the creation of a threat: A policy commentary on the WHO pre-review of kratom. Transnational Institute. https://www.tni.org/en/publication/kratom-the-creation-of-a-threat
- Tanguay, P. (2018, July). Assessing the applicability of decriminalization in Thailand. http://fileserver.idpc.net/library/Tanguay_Assessing_Applicability_of_Decriminalization_in_Thailand.pdf
- Tanguay, P. (2021, May 13). Can medical cannabis in Thailand balance profits and patients? EASTASIAFORUM. https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2021/05/13/can-medical-cannabis-in-thailand-balance-profits-and-patients/
Music: Risey “Memories of Thailand”
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