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99. Bridget Williams on Surviving Pain, Homelessness, and Heroin on the Streets of NYC

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99. Bridget Williams on Surviving Pain, Homelessness, and Heroin on the Streets of NYC
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Bridget Williams tells us she was “disabled from birth”. She was born with uniplegic cerebral palsy to a mother in active alcoholism. She was sexually assaulted as a teenager at a boarding school that she subsequently ran away from prior to graduating. At 16 she was kicked out of her home, lived on the streets …

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People with psychiatric conditions report improvement after kratom use

A survey conducted from 2019-2020 found the majority of the 2,296 respondents with psychiatric conditions reported improvement in their condition following the consumption of kratom. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being “much worse” and 10 being “much better”, most people who use kratom (PWUK) who have been diagnosed with ADHD, PTSD, depression, …

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2023 State Kratom Bills with Sponsor Contact Information

State lawmakers who are crafting kratom legislation should hear from all American kratom consumers who may be purchasing kratom from vendors in those states, and who wish to travel freely throughout the nation. If you live in any of the states listed below, It is essential for state legislators to hear from you. State lawmakers …

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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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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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90. Kratom News for October 2022

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90. Kratom News for October 2022
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Kailee joins Brian to cover kratom and cannabis news for the past month. This month: Biden pardons thousands convicted of simple possession of weed, Michigan has a bill regulating kratom, a Welsh man can’t believe kratom importation is illegal in the UK, lab testing will be required for kratom exports from Thailand, and Kratom Science …

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89. Journalist Joanna Bernstein on Kratom as Harm Reduction and M.A.T.

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89. Journalist Joanna Bernstein on Kratom as Harm Reduction and M.A.T.
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Joanna Bernstein is a writer originally from Pittsburgh who now resides in Oregon. In 2014 Joanna had a painful bacterial infection that started her on opiates. She eventually developed an addiction and wrote about her experience with recovery in a “3/4 house” in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. Later she would nearly relapse after being denied pain …

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Interview with International Drug Policy and Harm Reduction Expert Pascal Tanguay

This interview is the text version of the audio episode #66 of the Kratom Science Podcast, posted December 2, 2021. It’s been lightly edited for clarity in reading. Pascal Tanguay is originally from Montreal, Canada and has been living in Thailand for 20 years studying issues around people who use drugs, international and Southeast Asian …

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87. Kratom News for August 2022

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87. Kratom News for August 2022
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Kailee joins Brian for this month’s kratom news. Florida Drug Policy Council considers a kratom ban in the state. A Florida car accident involving a passed out man with a needle in his pocket is blamed on kratom. Big cannabis news: Bill for federal decriminalization of cannabis introduced. WNBA athlete Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 …

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