The Kratom Guy Show – Episode 6: w/ Special Guest, NY Kratom Activist, Keith Kaspucci (@Kpascuch)

This week on the show I have the pleasure of having a great conversation with Keith Pascucci @keithkratomlegal to discuss his story and how his experience with the mainstream media also didn’t turn out like he expected. We have an info packed show, lots of kratom news and current events. Don’t miss the preview clip for next show’s special guest NICK WING! All the links to related articles below and since this show is so long a timeline is included along with the notes.

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:36 Keith interview preview
5:14 Nick Wing interview preview
6:54 biz update

27:14 News & Current Events:
28:09 AKA Legislative Update
32:52 American Kratom Association – May AKA Legislative Update
Kratom Information & Resource Center Launches Campaign in Wake of “Tsunami” of Unfair, Unbalanced Coverage of Coffee-Like Herb | Business Wire
46:46 Immigration, pot testing bills survive deadline; water measure fails – Las Vegas Sun Newspaper
47:23 Community, council react to kratom ban proposal | Local News |
53:43 NIDA awards UF College of Pharmacy additional $3.4 million kratom grant | Press Release – Florida Trend | Press Release
NIDA awards UF College of Pharmacy additional $3.4 million kratom grant » College of Pharmacy » University of Florida
57:47 Mississippi kratom, kratom study, Mccurdy kratom,
58:47 Good News for Kratom Science: House Committee on Appropriations requests expanded research; NIDA grants $3.4 million to UF College of Pharmacy | Kratom Science
Banning Drugs is Anti-Science, Anti-Health, and Anti-Social | Kratom Science
1:00:00 Monument puts business license moratorium on herbal drug kratom |
1:04:02 City rejects kratom ban | The Daily Times Leader
1:07:09 Stopping opioid use: Banning Kratom will do more harm than good
1:14:31 Kratom ban: Mississippi counties criminalizing possession, sale
1:16:41 Kratom: What’s herbal drug made from, possible effects?
Ryan Miller (@RyanW_Miller) | Twitter
In 2016 over 20,000 calls related to hand sanitize​r​s, 17,000 for toothpaste exposure, 16,000 for deodorants and 13,000 for mouthwash.
Boston Kratom Guy on Twitter: “What type of postmortem testing on those 7 deaths? Source doc: Deaths in Colorado attributed to kratom.@NEJM “our investigation of all 15 kratom-related deaths, we determined that 14 deaths clearly involved multiple drugs.”(blood not available for test#15)…”
Notes from the Field: Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths with Kratom Detected — 27 States, July 2016–December 2017 | MMWR
1:21:38 Kratom: More cities, counties in Mississippi banning herb
Upstate NY police sergeant died of overdose on legal, but controversial drug kratom – “The official cause of death was a hemorrhagic pulmonary edema, or blood in the lungs, as a result of overdosing on mitragrynine,..” 
1:21:52 Square Quietly Launches Program For CBD Cannabis Company Credit Card Processing

Keith Interview
My experience being interviewed by WBZ (Boston CBS)
1:37:55 The Debate Over Kratom, An Opioid-Like Plant Legal In Massachusetts – CBS Boston
While many kratom users call it a miracle drug, others warn it could be dangerous | WPIX 11 New York
Herb Used to Help Kick Opioid Addiction Linked to Deaths
The Stakes Are High As DEA Reconsiders Waging War On The Herb Kratom | HuffPost

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