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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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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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Federal Bill Would Limit FDA Power Over Kratom

A federal bill cosponsored by Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Mike Lee (R-UT) in the Senate and Mark Pocan (D-WI) in the House would compel Congress to begin the process of regulating kratom on a national level, and protect the kratom industry and consumers against current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrictions. The cosponsors introduced the …

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93. Kratom News for December 2022… Read ‘n’ Rant!

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93. Kratom News for December 2022... Read 'n' Rant!
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Brian flies solo for the December edition of Kratom News, where he reads and rants about the case of the Arkansas man sentenced to 10 years in prison for carrying kratom, another family sues a kratom vendor for wrongful death, police in Louisiana continue to lobby so they can arrest kratom consumers, a wealthy New …

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92. Kratom News for November 2022

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92. Kratom News for November 2022
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Brian and Kailee talk about the results of the state marijuana and psychedelics referendums from Tuesday’s election, a wrongful death lawsuit against kratom companies and the American Kratom Association in Georgia, a death in Transylvania County, North Carolina attributed to suboxone mixed with vaped kratom, a drug company is undergoing human clinical trials for a …

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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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Possible causes of kratom-related liver toxicities and deaths

Herb-induced liver injury (HILI) is “a rare adverse reaction associated with the consumption of herbal products”. A review published in 2020 found 12,068 cases of herb-induced liver injury worldwide, as well as 46,266 cases of liver injury induced by the use of drugs (Teschke et al., 2021). Herbal and dietary supplements contribute to 20% of …

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Interview with Dr. Christopher McCurdy and Dr. Brian Pearson on the History and Future of Kratom Plant Science and Pharmacology

This interview is a transcript of Kratom Science Podcast #69 Kratom Science: I want to start off with Dr. McCurdy. You were originally with University of Mississippi. That university is known for the only federally legal cannabis farm. You started to study kratom around 2004, and I’m just wondering how you became interested in kratom? …

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78. Journalist Anthony Roberts: Working on A Leaf of Faith, FOIA’ing the DEA and FDA, and Kratom as NDI

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78. Journalist Anthony Roberts: Working on A Leaf of Faith, FOIA’ing the DEA and FDA, and Kratom as NDI
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Anthony Roberts is a journalist, author of two books on steroids, and and an expert in the field of performance enhancing drugs, dietary supplements, and physical training. He researched interview subjects for the 2018 Chris Bell documentary A Leaf of Faith. We talk about making the movie, grieving parents who target drugs for banning, what …

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69. Dr. Christopher McCurdy and Dr. Brian Pearson on the Future of Kratom

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69. Dr. Christopher McCurdy and Dr. Brian Pearson on the Future of Kratom
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Dr. Chris McCurdy is a medicinal chemist who has done groundbreaking research on kratom since 2004, starting at the University of Mississippi. In 2017 Dr. McCurdy moved to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy where he continues his research today with an expert team of pharmacologists, unlocking the function of kratom’s many alkaloids and …

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