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86. Dr. Walt Prozialeck Returns to talk about Lead (Pb) in Kratom

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86. Dr. Walt Prozialeck Returns to talk about Lead (Pb) in Kratom
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Walt Prozialeck returns to discuss his new article published in the journal Toxics, “Public Health Implications and Possible Sources of Lead (Pb) as a Contaminant of Poorly Regulated Kratom Products in the United States”. We talk about the dangers of high levels of Pb exposure, how even moderate doses in some products can cause toxicity …

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Journal Club #34: How to Change Your Mind Documentary

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #34: How to Change Your Mind Documentary
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Dr. Jon and Brian take a break from kratom to look at the recently released Netflix documentary series hosted by Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind. In related good news: the DEA backed off its decision to schedule five psychedelics. Hamilton Morris tweets. “Today the DEA withdrew their plan to prohibit DiPT, 4-HO-DiPT, 5-MeO-MiPT, …

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Special Announcement: NIDA Seeks Kratom Consumers for Massive Study

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Special Announcement: NIDA Seeks Kratom Consumers for Massive Study
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To enroll in the study, see: https://enroll.drugabuse.gov/kratom-nida/ On July 20, 2022 the National Institute on Drug Abuse rolled out a massive nationwide study. NIDA is looking for regular kratom consumers to participate. It’s not just a survey: the research team including past Kratom Science Podcast guest Dr. Kirsten Smith will allow participants, via an app, …

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85. Kratom News, July 2022

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85. Kratom News, July 2022
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Kailee joins Brian to discuss the latest in kratom legal, international, and science news for July 2022. Articles discussed in this episode: PA House passes bill banning sale of Kratom to minors https://www.wkbn.com/news/pennsylvania/pa-house-passes-bill-banning-sale-of-kratom-to-minors/ Online kratom sales okayed by [Thailand’s] House https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2337463/online-kratom-sales-okayed-by-house Buddhist monks banned from using cannabis, except as medicine https://www.nationmultimedia.com/in-focus/40017260 “Kratom use as more …

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Journal Club #33: Kratom Scientists Pen Letter Questioning Case Report Review

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Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #33: Kratom Scientists Pen Letter Questioning Case Report Review
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Dr. Cachat and Brian look at a letter (Smith et al, 2022) authored by former Kratom Science Podcast guests Dr. Kirsten Smith, Dr. Oliver Grundmann, Dr. Chris McCurdy, Dr. Darshan Singh, and other experts in the kratom field. The letter questions a systematic review (Broyan et al, 2022) of kratom case reports that offers buprenorphine …

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84. Kratom Vendors’ Association Founder Stacey Lloyd

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Kratom Science Podcast
84. Kratom Vendors' Association Founder Stacey Lloyd
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Stacey Lloyd is a microbiologist and GMP complaince specialist. She founded the Kratom Vendors Association to help kratom vendors comply with Good Manufacturing Practices. In an unregulated kratom world, the need for quality control for a psychoactive substance is essential for the future of a legal, regulated, and legitimate kratom market. We talk about what …

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Journal Club #32: Cannabis Strains, Cannabinoids, and Terpenes

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #32: Cannabis Strains, Cannabinoids, and Terpenes
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Today on Journal Club, Dr. Jon Cachat look at a study in 2021 out of University of Colorado, Boulder in cooperation with Leafly that examines nearly 90,000 cannabis samples. Does Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid really mean anything in terms of psychoactive effects? Are cannabis strains labelled consistently in terms of cannabinoid and terpene content? We …

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83. Quality Compliance Expert Jennifer Bruce on Kratom Vendors and GMP

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Kratom Science Podcast
83. Quality Compliance Expert Jennifer Bruce on Kratom Vendors and GMP
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Jennifer Bruce has “20+ years of industry experience in establishing and implementing quality systems for drugs, OTCs, biologics, dietary supplements and cosmetics from early phase development through commercialization” (from her LinkedIn). She became disillusioned with the pharmaceutical industry, and in 2019 discovered the need for quality assurance in the kratom industry. We talk about why …

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82. Jakub Zientala of the European Kratom Alliance

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Kratom Science Podcast
82. Jakub Zientala of the European Kratom Alliance
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Jakub Zientala, originally from Poland and residing in the Netherlands, calls himself a European at heart and soul. He holds degrees in European and International Law and public policy, and he curently serves as EU and Government relations manager for the newly formed European Kratom Alliance. Kratom is already banned in many major European countries …

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Journal Club #31: A Kratom Guide for Healthcare Providers

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #31: A Kratom Guide for Healthcare Providers
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Perhaps the most important paper Dr. Jon and Brian have covered so far, “Understanding Kratom: A Guide for Healthcare Providers” is a comprehensive introduction to kratom for those who provide direct care to kratom consumers, such as physicians or mental health specialists. In this paper spearheaded by past Kratom Science Podcast guest, Dr. Marc Swogger, …

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