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Journal Club #38: Mitragynine in Kratom Trees in Thailand

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #38: Mitragynine in Kratom Trees in Thailand
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Thailand has recently decriminalized kratom after 79 years of prohibition. In today’s episode of Kratom Science Journal Club, Dr. Cachat and Brian look at a study funded in part by the Thai government that analyzed kratom trees growing in various regions of Thailand. The team measured mitragynine levels, accounting for variables in climate such as …

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Scientists study mitragynine levels in Thai kratom

In a study published in October in Frontiers in Plant Science, researchers collected leaves from kratom trees in various regions of Thailand to measure mitragynine (MG) levels, and to account for environmental variables that may influence the alkaloid content. The team from Kasetsart University in Bangkok found a range of mitragynine content, from 7.5 to …

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Journal Club #37: Kratom and Diabetes Study from Thailand

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #37: Kratom and Diabetes Study from Thailand
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Dr. Jon starts off talking about the art show that took place in October 2022 at the new Cannabis Museum in Athens Ohio. Then we cover a study out of Thailand on kratom’s effects on alpha-glucosidase and lipase, enzymes that are inhibited by medications for the treatment of diabetes. We see how kratom and mitragynine …

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91. Drew Turner Returns

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Kratom Science Podcast
91. Drew Turner Returns
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Drew Turner is a U.S. Navy combat veteran who appeared in the documentary A Leaf of Faith. We talk about an experimental extract he tried, recreational cannabis in his home of Michigan, Biden’s federal cannabis possession pardons, the present and future of kratom and cannabis regulation could look like, rare cases of severe kratom toxicity …

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88. Kratom News for September 2022

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Kratom Science Podcast
88. Kratom News for September 2022
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Kailee joins Brian to look at the latest kratom news. This month we look at an investigative report asking questions about academic freedom at University of Florida that directly affected kratom scientists, past podcast guest Oliver Grundmann and Christopher McCurdy. Kratom regulations preventing sales to minors pass Pennsylvania House. A kratom consumer protection act is …

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Journal Club #35: Feeding Kratom to Goats

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #35: Feeding Kratom to Goats
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Dr. Jon and Brian explore a study out of Thailand where goats meat goats ate feed supplemented with dried kratom leaves. What effect did this have on the goats body weight, cholesterol, blood, and feed conversion ratio? Even if it does work, will farmers be able to afford kratom as a feed supplement, given the …

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85. Kratom News, July 2022

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85. Kratom News, July 2022
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Kailee joins Brian to discuss the latest in kratom legal, international, and science news for July 2022. Articles discussed in this episode: PA House passes bill banning sale of Kratom to minors https://www.wkbn.com/news/pennsylvania/pa-house-passes-bill-banning-sale-of-kratom-to-minors/ Online kratom sales okayed by [Thailand’s] House https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2337463/online-kratom-sales-okayed-by-house Buddhist monks banned from using cannabis, except as medicine https://www.nationmultimedia.com/in-focus/40017260 “Kratom use as more …

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66. Pascal Tanguay, Drug Policy Expert Talks About Kratom in Thailand

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66. Pascal Tanguay, Drug Policy Expert Talks About Kratom in Thailand
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Kratom Science is very grateful to bring you this interview with Pascal Tanguay. For 20 years, Pascal has been working on harm reduction policies in Southeast Asia and in Thailand where he lives. Pascal is a bottomless well of knowledge on the history of drug policy and kratom. He’s worked with the International Drug Policy …

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Kratom Legality in Thailand will go into effect August 24, 2021

The government of Thailand announced May 26th in the Thai Royal Government Gazette that kratom will be taken off the list of banned narcotics. This is expected to go in effect on August 24th. Growing kratom remains restricted until regulations are set in place with what could eventually become a new kratom industry. A new …

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