Here is a list of resources about kratom, the popular opioid-like plant. All information on this page is public domain (feel free to share it with credit: Narcotica Podcast) and does not constitute medical advice. Be safe!

Click here to view the slides for Troy’s presentation Kratom 101

Listen to our episode on kratom here or on iTunes, Spotify, etc:
Banning Kratom Will Escalate the Opioid Overdose Crisis with Walter Prozialeck [Narcotica]

Articles Narcotica Co-Host Troy Farah has written on kratom:
The U.S. May Ban Kratom. But Are its Effects Deadly or Lifesaving? [Discover Magazine]
Experts Are Concerned that Kratom Will Become the Next Marijuana [VICE]
Fears About Kratom Use During Pregnancy Are Overblown [Filter Magazine]
This Bill Could Give Jeff Sessions the Power to Ban Kratom [VICE]


Kratom Legality Map —

Can a Controversial Tree Help End the Opioid Crisis? [nerdy kratom science lecture by Dr. Chris McCurdy]
Kratom Alkaloids as Probes for Opioid Receptor Function: Pharmacological Characterization of Minor Indole and Oxindole Alkaloids from Kratom
Nature’s first “atypical opioids”: Kratom and mitragynines
Mitragynine/Corynantheidine Pseudoindoxyls As Opioid Analgesics with Mu Agonism and Delta Antagonism, Which Do Not Recruit β-Arrestin-2
Evaluating kratom alkaloids using PHASE
Understanding Kratom Use: A Guide for Healthcare Providers

Kratom became legal in Thailand in 2021 [Bloomberg]
DEA backs off a ban on kratom, a plant used to treat opioid addiction [LA Times]


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