Journal Club #39: Survey of Kratom Consumers with Psychiatric Conditions

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #39: Survey of Kratom Consumers with Psychiatric Conditions
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Dr. Jon Cachat and Brian look at a survey conducted from 2019-2020. The survey found the majority of the 2,296 respondents with psychiatric conditions reported improvement in their condition following the consumption of kratom. Recently published by the American Psychological Association, the survey was authored by five past Kratom Science Podcast guests: Drs. Oliver Grundmann, …

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Livingston Parish Ordinance Committee now leans toward kratom ban; Sheriff tied to rehab speaks

With barely any notification, the ordinance committee in Livingston Parish, Louisiana convened on January 31, 2023 to discuss a potential kratom ban. Two weeks prior, the committee seemed to lean toward kratom regulation rather than a ban. Even Councilman Jeff Ard, whose brother Sheriff Jason Ard has been vocally in favor of criminalizing kratom consumers, …

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Scientists review kratom-related toxic events

Kratom has been consumed for at least four centuries in Southeast Asia, and likely longer. Southeast Asian drug policy expert Pascal Tanguay told Kratom Science about the earliest documented evidence he’s seen: “Kratom was referred to as a medicinal herb in Thai pharmacopeias dating from the 1650s, as was indicated for the treatment of stomach …

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99. Bridget Williams on Surviving Pain, Homelessness, and Heroin on the Streets of NYC

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99. Bridget Williams on Surviving Pain, Homelessness, and Heroin on the Streets of NYC
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Bridget Williams tells us she was “disabled from birth”. She was born with uniplegic cerebral palsy to a mother in active alcoholism. She was sexually assaulted as a teenager at a boarding school that she subsequently ran away from prior to graduating. At 16 she was kicked out of her home, lived on the streets …

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People with psychiatric conditions report improvement after kratom use

A survey conducted from 2019-2020 found the majority of the 2,296 respondents with psychiatric conditions reported improvement in their condition following the consumption of kratom. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being “much worse” and 10 being “much better”, most people who use kratom (PWUK) who have been diagnosed with ADHD, PTSD, depression, …

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98. Wendy Price, Wife of Marshall Price

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98. Wendy Price, Wife of Marshall Price
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GoFundMe – Donate to the Family of Marshall Price https://www.gofundme.com/f/marshall-price-justice-fund ***The family of Marshall Price is holding a peaceful demonstration this weekend***SATURDAY JANUARY 21, 11AM-5PM (The same time frame Marshall suffered in his cell without medical attention)at Greene County Jail 1809 N Rockingchair Rd, Paragould, AR 72450Posted to Justice for Marshall Price Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/845385013248720 …

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Colorado Feasibility Report Proposes Strict Kratom Regulations

A feasibility report published by the Colorado Department of Revenue on January 4, 2023 recommends that the state require kratom vendors and processors to adhere to stringent regulations to operate in the state. As part of Colorado’s Senate Bill 22-120, passed May 26, 2022, the report recommends that the General Assembly: “expressly permit kratom product …

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Livingston Parish Council agrees to closer look at kratom after vendors, AKA speak at ban ordinance meeting

January 12, 2023 Citizens of Livingston Parish, vendors, and a representative from the American Kratom Association (AKA) gathered at a council meeting to discuss a proposed kratom ban ordinance. The portion of the meeting discussing kratom, which councilman Tracy Girlinghouse called a “fact-finding mission”, lasted about 45 minutes. The council took comments from those in …

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97. Livingston Parish Kratom Ban; Sheriff Tied to Rehab Center

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97. Livingston Parish Kratom Ban; Sheriff Tied to Rehab Center
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!!!Supporters of the right to consume kratom are encouraged to attend!!!The Livingston Parish Ordinance Committee meetingThursday January 12, 2023 at 5:00 pmat the Governmental Building20355 Government BlvdLivingston LA 70754in the Livingston Parish Council Chambers.On the Agenda: Discussion of Kratom prohibition ordinance Sources brought to the attention of Kratom Science that Sheriff Jason Ard, who proposed …

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