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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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Pennsylvania House Democrats Compare Kratom to Heroin in Pseudoscientific Tweet

On May 2nd, the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee @PADemPolicy posted on Twitter that it was “in Allentown with @RepSchlossberg for a roundtable on the Evolving Epidemic: Opioids and Treatment Options.” Then in a reply to this tweet, wrote “Kratom is widely available but suppresses breathing much the same way as heroin.” As anyone who …

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Journal Club #31: A Kratom Guide for Healthcare Providers

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #31: A Kratom Guide for Healthcare Providers
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Perhaps the most important paper Dr. Jon and Brian have covered so far, “Understanding Kratom: A Guide for Healthcare Providers” is a comprehensive introduction to kratom for those who provide direct care to kratom consumers, such as physicians or mental health specialists. In this paper spearheaded by past Kratom Science Podcast guest, Dr. Marc Swogger, …

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80. Everything Kratom Podcast Host Jamie

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Kratom Science Podcast
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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79. Writer Morgan Godvin on Kratom and Life After Incarceration

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Kratom Science Podcast
79. Writer Morgan Godvin on Kratom and Life After Incarceration
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Morgan Godvin was a heroin user for five years before being convicted and sentenced to five years in prison on federal “delivery resulting in death” charges after a close friend died of an overdose. Morgan began writing in prison and published her first piece while still behind bars. Upon being released to a halfway house …

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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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Kratom Science Podcast
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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77. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 2

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Kratom Science Podcast
77. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 2
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UPDATE: INTRO ADDED.we wanted to clarify that we support the AKA’s lobbying efforts. In Part 2 (see Episode 76 for Part 1), discuss Susan Ash’s exit from the AKA, the motivations behind it, and her response to the allegations against her. We’ll also get into the importance of a media campaign in expanding kratom knowledge, …

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76. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 1

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Kratom Science Podcast
76. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 1
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Susan Ash discovered kratom in 2010 after suffering from the effects of Lyme Disease, which she believes she contracted spending years in the forest as part of her education in environmental and forest preservation work. A few years later, it was apparent kratom consumers needed an advocacy organization as some states had banned the plant …

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74. State Kratom Legislation Update 2022

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Kratom Science Podcast
74. State Kratom Legislation Update 2022
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Please refer to this post on the latest information (as of 2/15/2022 on all the state kratom bills. https://www.kratomscience.com/2022/02/07/february-2022-update-on-state-kratom-bills-whos-regulating-whos-banning/ Please contact your state representatives using this link https://myreps.datamade.us/ Updates on state bills in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Kratom Science is …

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73. Working with ENCOD and 14 years of Successful Kratom Use with Baylen Greever

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Kratom Science Podcast
73. Working with ENCOD and 14 years of Successful Kratom Use with Baylen Greever
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Baylen Greever grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. His family moved to Belgium during his high school years. He later got involved with the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policy (ENCOD) and introduced kratom to its founder, the late Joep Ooman. Baylen worked in particular with Friends of the Coca Leaf, to provide education …

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