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12. Journal Club: Kratom Cultivation Studied

Kratom Science
12. Journal Club: Kratom Cultivation Studied
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This time Dr. Jonathan Cachat and I look at a study where a team from University of Florida cultivated 68 kratom trees in a greenhouse, gave them varying levels of fertilizer, and measured for biomass, chlorophyll, and alkaloid content. Dr. Jon talks about similar studies he did with cannabis, and we go into what that …

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Thailand is on the path to legalize kratom after a 76 year ban

Last week, Thailand’s Justice Minister Somsak Thapsutin announced that his ministry no longer considers kratom a narcotic, and plans to legalize the plant where it’s been traditionally used for centuries. Thapsutin was quoted in The Nation/Asia News Network: “To consider plants or chemicals as narcotics, the government referred to World Health Organisation (WHO)’s drug regulatory …

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In Southeast Asia, Attitudes Toward Kratom Resemble Western Attitudes Toward Coffee

I’ve been researching traditional and contemporary kratom use in Southeast Asia. Social attitudes toward the plant there are not very remarkable. They are about as remarkable as social attitudes in the West toward coffee, tea, or household medicine cabinet staples like aspirin, Benadryl, or Pepto Bismol. Even in regions of Malaysia and Thailand, where kratom …

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