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71. Marcelle Morfin on Chronic Pain and Kratom Advocacy

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71. Marcelle Morfin on Chronic Pain and Kratom Advocacy
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Marcelle Morfin got a back injury while serving in the Army in 2006, and that was the beginning of her chronic pain journey. She was later diagnosed with degenerative disk disease, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS, and cervical stenosis with myelopathy. She had been prescribed opioid pain medication, but had an aversion to taking pills. In 2017, …

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Interview with Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz on Toxicology and Advocacy by Scientists for Better Drug Policy

Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz is a toxicologist from Germany who in 2021 testified for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 44th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD). There, Dr. Steinmetz gave the case for why kratom should be kept legal. As a member for the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies (ENCOD), he is …

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Journal Club #17: Psychoactive plants in your backyard and around the world

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #17: Psychoactive plants in your backyard and around the world
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The subject of episode 17 of Kratom Science Journal Club Dr. Jon Cachat and Brian Gallagher talk about an article from Portuguese scientists about “new” psychoactive substances of natural origin, some of which have been consumed responsibly for centuries, some of which are best used if you want to murder someone via poisoning them. Oh, …

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List of “New” Psychoactive Substances of Natural Origin

Note: This article is a summary of the journal article cited as follows:Gonçalves, J., Luís, Â., Gallardo, E., & Duarte, A. P. (2021). Psychoactive Substances of Natural Origin: Toxicological Aspects, Therapeutic Properties and Analysis in Biological Samples. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 26(5), 1397. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26051397Full text: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7961374/ Scientists from Portugal, where the possession and consumption of all …

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Journal Club #15, Q&A Part 2: Kratom Legality, Kratom and Pharma, Dopamine Agonists, Libido, and Random Effects

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #15, Q&A Part 2: Kratom Legality, Kratom and Pharma, Dopamine Agonists, Libido, and Random Effects
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Note: Nothing in this podcast or on KratomScience.com is intended to be medical advice, nor should it be taken as such. We’re not medical doctors. Please don’t listen to podcasts for advice on what you should or should not put in your body. Dr. Cachat continues answering questions from February’s r/kratom Ask Me Anything. This …

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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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Journal Club #11: Pivotal Mental States, Psychedelics, and Bio-Psycho-Social Studies

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #11: Pivotal Mental States, Psychedelics, and Bio-Psycho-Social Studies
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This great Journal of Psychopharmacology article on “Pivotal Mental States” led to a wide ranging discussion with Dr. Jonathan Cachat about the bio-psycho-social study of mental states, use of psychedelics in a therapeutic setting, spirituality and religion, the rapidly changing modern mental landscape, positive mental attitude, and why the immensity, plasticity, and adaptability of the …

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Journal Club w/ Dr. Jonathan Cachat #4: Human Evolution and Psychoactive Plants, Scratching the Surface of Kratom History, and Kratom Alkaloids

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club w/ Dr. Jonathan Cachat #4: Human Evolution and Psychoactive Plants, Scratching the Surface of Kratom History, and Kratom Alkaloids
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This episode, Dr. Jon and I use the journal article “Following the Roots of Kratom” published in 2015 by BioMed Research International as a jumping off point to talk about kratom history, human evolution and psychoactive plants, Terence McKenna’s “Stoned Ape” theory, and drug in religious cults . Plus, we answer listener mail about kratom …

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20. The Road to Recovery and Micro-dosing with Jennifer Van Blunk

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Kratom Science Podcast
20. The Road to Recovery and Micro-dosing with Jennifer Van Blunk
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Jennifer Van Blunk is a Philly pastry chef. Years ago her dream of a career in the military was cut short due to an injury. After being discharged from the Navy, she took opiates for the physical and emotional pain for years, until she got to the point where, in her words, “I was literally …

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