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Journal Club #21: Heroin to Buprenorphine to Kratom in Appalachia

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Journal Club #21: Heroin to Buprenorphine to Kratom in Appalachia
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Study examined in this episode: Smith, K. E., Bunting, A. M., Walker, R., Hall, M. T., Grundmann, O., & Castillo, O. (2019). Non-Prescribed Buprenorphine Use Mediates the Relationship between Heroin Use and Kratom Use among a Sample of Polysubstance Users. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 51(4), 311–322. https://doi.org/10.1080/02791072.2019.1597224Pubmed link https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30961450/ Link to all studies covered on …

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Happy 4/20! Every American should have the right to grow plant medicine

Every American should have the right to grow their own plant medicine in their backyard, greenhouse, or inside their residence. Plants including kratom, poppies, cannabis, and psilocybin mushrooms should be just as legal to grow as coffee, sunflowers, tomatoes, and shiitakes. The right to have a plant medicine garden could be protected just as the …

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Plant Medicine: Cannabis, Kratom, and Psychedelics: An Interview with Dr. Zach Walsh

Audio version Kratom Science Podcast #42 KratomScience: Canada was one of the first countries to fully legalize cannabis. This was in 2018. Has there been an impact on the research that you can do in Canada because of legalization? Dr. Zach Walsh: Yes and no. The big moment for us with legalization and research really …

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42. Why We Consume Cannabis, Psychedelics, and Kratom with Dr. Zach Walsh

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42. Why We Consume Cannabis, Psychedelics, and Kratom with Dr. Zach Walsh
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Dr. Zach Walsh is a cannabis expert and psychology professor at University of British Columbia, where he was named 2020 Researcher of the Year in Health. We talk about kratom, cannabis, and psychedelics and their therapeutic, recreational, and medical use. Music: Risey “Memories of Thailand” Written and produced by Brian Gallagher for KratomScience.com

Kratom Stories: Maxime Ruel from Quebec and Post-Electrocution Chronic Pain

Maxime Ruel was a carpenter until he was electrocuted on the job, which left him in severe chronic pain and unable to work. After trying various medications with horrible side effects, and contemplating suicide, Max turned to kratom which he says saved his life. You can listen to the audio version of this interview, Kratom …

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41. Electrocution Recovery with Maxime Ruel

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41. Electrocution Recovery with Maxime Ruel
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My guest is Maxime Ruel from Quebec Canada. Max was a construction worker who was electrocuted on the job.. This led to extreme chronic pain that put him out of work. He eventually became homeless. After trying several medications he discovered kratom, which he says saved his life. This is Maxime Ruel, and this is …

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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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Is Kratom a Drug?

Is kratom a drug, a medicinal herb, a dietary supplement, a “safe food”, a tea? These terms have a whole lot to do with social perception, a little to do with legal issues, and nothing to do with science. Kratom is a shrub that grows natively in Southeast Asia. Botanically, kratom comes from the Rubiaceae …

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Journal Club with Dr Jonathan Cachat #3: Kratom Addiction, Listener Mail, and Elephants on LSD

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Journal Club with Dr Jonathan Cachat #3: Kratom Addiction, Listener Mail, and Elephants on LSD
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Dr. Jon Cachat and I talk about the article “Kratom instrumentalization for severe pain self-treatment resulting in addiction – A case report of acute and chronic subjective effects” – This is an open access article that you can read for free https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7378692/ Müller, E., Hillemacher, T., & Müller, C. P. (2020). Kratom instrumentalization for severe …

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