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Election Day 2020: Cannabis referendum results from 5 states

12:32 am Update Arizona: 60% in favor of recreational cannabis Mississippi: 74% are in favor of medical cannabis Montana: 59% in favor of recreational cannabis New Jersey: 67% support recreational cannabis South Dakota: 52.8% want recreational cannabis Voters in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota will decide on various legal rights for adults …

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7. Journal Club: Kratom Use and Mental Health w/ Dr. Marc Swogger and Dr. Jonathan Cachat

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7. Journal Club: Kratom Use and Mental Health w/ Dr. Marc Swogger and Dr. Jonathan Cachat
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Host Brian Gallagher and Dr. Jonathan Cachat welcome Dr. Marc Swogger, social scientist and clinical psychologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center to discuss his 2018 article published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence “Kratom Use and Mental Health: A Systematic Review”. Along with co-author Zach Walsh, Dr. Swogger looked at all the literature published …

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“Kratom addiction” used as defense in trial of Customs Officer who stole thousands from travelers

Joseph Cialone, a US Customers officer, is being charged with a felony for stealing approximately $10,000 from travelers coming into the United States in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 654. Over a period of a year, Cialone would target handbags and discreetly snatch money with a closed fist, then remove the latex glove from the …

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32. A Light at the End of the Tunnel with Angie Childs

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Angie Childs says the road to her addiction started with an abusive childhood. She was first prescribed demerol as a teenager for PTSD-related migraines. After several years of opiate addiction and two near-death experiences, Angie found the strength to get sober. She has found kratom to be a powerful tool both to stay off opiates …

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Interview with Marc Swogger, University of Rochester social scientist

An audio version of this interview can be found here. Dr. Marc Swogger is an associate professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Swogger is a social scientist and psychologist who studies substance use. He has co-authored multiple studies on the individual and public health effects of the use of …

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23. Social Scientist and Psychologist, Dr. Marc Swogger

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23. Social Scientist and Psychologist, Dr. Marc Swogger
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My guest is Dr. Marc Swogger from the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Swogger is a social scientist and psychologist who studies substance use. He has co-authored multiple studies on the individual and public health effects of the use of kratom.  Studies discussed in this interview: Marc T. Swogger, Elaine Hart, …

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Mississippi towns, counties can still ban kratom in 2020

On March 3rd, two Mississippi statewide kratom ban bills, as well as a Kratom Consumer Protection Act, were all left to die in committee. This ensures a statewide ban on kratom cannot happen until the 2021 legislative session. The same night, the city council of Edwardsville, Illinois voted to ban kratom, even though a Kratom …

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14. Oklahoma Rep. Daniel Pae Discusses the Kratom Consumer Protection Act

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14. Oklahoma Rep. Daniel Pae Discusses the Kratom Consumer Protection Act
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My guest for Episode 14 is Representative Daniel Pae from Lawton, Oklahoma. He represents District 62 in the Oklahoma House. Mr. Pae was elected student body president at Oklahoma University, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics and a master’s degree in Public Administration. In 2018, Mr Pae won his house seat …

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