Podcast: Kratom Science Podcast

Join us each week as Brian Gallagher talks to kratom consumers, advocates, & experts about the latest research, news, legislation, and the fight to #KeepKratomLegal.

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

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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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88. Kratom News for September 2022

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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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87. Kratom News for August 2022

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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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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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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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84. Kratom Vendors’ Association Founder Stacey Lloyd

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

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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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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 Internaitonal 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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81. Dr. Kirsten Smith of NIDA Returns

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81. Dr. Kirsten Smith of NIDA Returns
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Dr. Kirsten Smith of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) joins us once again to talk about an upcoming comprehensive study that will include a detailed nationwide survey, testing of kratom samples, and testing select individual kratom consumers. We also cover several papers that Dr. Smith led or co-authored that have been published since her …

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80. Everything Kratom Podcast Host Jamie

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80. Everything Kratom Podcast Host Jamie
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Jamie is the host of Everything Kratom Podcast that started in the fall of 2021. The podcast features shorter episodes about different strains of kratom and Jamie’s thoughts on kratom related issues, but also longer episodes with conversations with guests. We talk about why he started the podcast, why there should be more podcasts with …

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