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Arkansas man sentenced to 10 years for kratom allegedly killed in Greene County Jail

UPDATE: There is a GoFundMe for Marshall’s family to pay for funeral expenses. Please share this on your social media with the hashtags #JusticeForMarshallPrice #JusticeForMarshall https://www.gofundme.com/f/marshall-price-justice-fund?fbclid=IwAR2_lkkG80LQBNCYcQTmOFy5ghoJxqDjDl76HgFdP0ePkpZ0lAHthAn_GUg Marshall Price, an Arkansas man sentenced on November 16 to 10 years in prison for carrying 7 ounces of kratom, was killed in Greene County Jail, according to his …

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Florida family sues kratom vendor for wrongful death; Strong kratom extract found

A Florida family is suing kratom vendor Grow, LLC (d/b/a Kratom Distro) for the wrongful death of Krystal Talavera, a 39 year old nurse from Palm Beach, Florida. An open packet of “Space Dust”, reported as an extremely strong kratom extract, was found near her body when she died in June 2021. The postmortem toxicology …

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Lawsuit Slams Kratom Industry; Antihistamine Combined with Kratom Extract May Have Caused Death

The parents of a man who died after ingesting kratom extract are suing multiple kratom companies and the American Kratom Association (AKA). In a 45 page complaint, Dana and John Pope allege their 23 year old son, Ethan, died after purchasing and ingesting “one or more bottles” of OPMS extract from two stores in two …

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Why engaging with kratom misinformation hurts more than helps

The conversation around kratom is as complex as the plant itself. For kratom to manifest in our society as a healing plant instead of a perceived dangerous drug, the science of kratom needs to become conventional wisdom. For the millions of Americans kratom has already helped, we can’t afford to spend 80 years digging our …

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**REPOST*** Journal Club #29: Kratom Toxicity and Medicolegal Issues, Cannabis Museum

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
**REPOST*** Journal Club #29: Kratom Toxicity and Medicolegal Issues, Cannabis Museum
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REPOST info: Yesterday I accidentally posted last week’s episode with this week’s information. I corrected this mistake 45 minutes after posting. Since the change is reflected on some listening apps and not others, I’m posting the episode again. Sorry! For #29 of Kratom Science Journal Club, JC and Brian look at a 2019 report on …

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Journal Club #29: Kratom Toxicity and Medicolegal Issues, and the Cannabis Museum

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #29: Kratom Toxicity and Medicolegal Issues, and the Cannabis Museum
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For #29 of Kratom Science Journal Club, JC and Brian look at a 2019 report on toxicological events having to do with mitragynine. Does mitragynine increase the effects of other drugs? How toxic is kratom on its own? Other alkaloids have commonly been counted as mitragynine, so what are the ramifications? All this and other …

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Caffeine is an Addictive, Deadly Drug

Coffee is a tropical evergreen plant originating in Ethiopia but now grown worldwide. Two species, Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora, are predominantly sold as a recreational stimulant. Referred to “joe”, “java”, “brew”, “mud”, “liquid cocaine”, “espresso” and “go juice”, coffee is a drug of abuse, primarily used for its psychoactive and stimulant effects, similar to …

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Cleveland Clinic uses O-desmethyltramadol overdoses to support its claim that “kratom has even caused death”

Cleveland Clinic is one of the highest ranking and most reputable hospital systems in the United States. The nonprofit established in 1921 (Happy Anniversary!) serves over 7 million patients per year, houses the top cardiology program in the nation, and has international campuses in Canada, the UK, and the United Arab Emirates. The Cleveland Clinic …

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