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62. Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz, Toxicologist Who Testified at the WHO Hearing on Kratom

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62. Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz, Toxicologist Who Testified at the WHO Hearing on Kratom
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Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz is a senior toxicologist from Germany and an outspoken advocate for harm reduction and science-based, rational drug policy. On October 11, 2021, representing the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies, Dr. Steinmetz testified against kratom prohibition for the World Health Organization’s 44th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence . Dr. …

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Combining traditional plant medicine with modern medical technology

A pharmacologist today may regard traditional and plant medicine as primitive, and may entirely disregard thousands of years of use and thousands of modern-day testimonies of positive outcomes because it has not been through the rigors of hard science. On the other hand, the massive spread of anti-science misinformation has cast sometimes unreasonable doubt on …

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Is Kratom a Drug?

Is kratom a drug, a medicinal herb, a dietary supplement, a “safe food”, a tea? These terms have a whole lot to do with social perception, a little to do with legal issues, and nothing to do with science. Kratom is a shrub that grows natively in Southeast Asia. Botanically, kratom comes from the Rubiaceae …

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Study: Pure mitragynine “does not induce physiological dependence” in rats, treated morphine withdrawal more efficiently than buprenorphine

Article Citation with Link to Full Text Harun N, Johari IS, Mansor SM, Shoaib M. Assessing physiological dependence and withdrawal potential of mitragynine using schedule-controlled behaviour in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2020;237(3):855-867. doi:10.1007/s00213-019-05418-6 Summary by KratomScience Rats were studied in two separate experiments: Experiment 1: Observing withdrawal in rats given morphine vs. rats given mitragynine Three …

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31. A Kratom and Cannabis Success Story with Jacob Ringstad

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31. A Kratom and Cannabis Success Story with Jacob Ringstad
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Jacob Ringstad never liked opiates. But at 18 he was diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease. At 19 he was injured in car accidents. This would lead to over a decade of managing chronic pain with opiates. Three years ago Jacob decided to get sober for the sake of his daughter. Using kratom and cannabis, Jacob …

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21. Melting Away Anxiety with Mike Rumble

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21. Melting Away Anxiety with Mike Rumble
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Mike Rumble is from Welland, Ontario Canada working in a grocery story on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. He takes kratom for anxiety and depression. He’s also an video game streamer and he has a great mic. He talks about kratom legality and of course his own kratom story. Disclaimer: There is no content …

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Is a smoke shop in Edwardsville, IL the reason police want to ban kratom there?

At the request of the police department, the Edwardsville, IL city council is considering a ban on kratom. According to an action item included in the February 18 City Council Agenda, “The action will update the City’s ordinance regarding the use of bath salts and include Kratom, a stimulant that mirrors the effects of opioid …

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