Just What is Kratom? – The Hive PodcastMadi Furlong
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with Kratom. In this podcast brought to you by In the Hive, Roger McDonough tells you what Kratom is and why people use it. Listen along as McDonough explores the world of this natural plant through personal testimonials of advocates to business owners, scientists to senators.
One guest, Utah State Senator Curtis Brambles, sponsored the Utah Kratom Consumer Protection Act, which protects the purity of distribution. Senator Brambles explains how he was inspired to sponsor this legislation after the death of his son-in-law, who passed away last year from opioid addiction. Senator Brambles is not only a user and advocate of Kratom but, apparently, is known to keep a bottle of Kratom on his desk.
The podcast then introduces Dr. Jack Henningfield, one of the world’s leading experts on addiction and the behavioral, cognitive, and central nervous system (CNS) effects of drugs. Dr. Henningfield takes us on a journey from it’s indigenous roots in Southeast Asia to its newfound popularity in the United States.
The podcast also gives the perspective of a Salt Lake City business owner who discusses with McDonough what enticed him to get in the industry. Inspired by public support, this business owner has grown his local business into a success story.
New users, old users, or people curious about Kratom will find this podcast enlightening. Click the link provided and explore the culture surrounding this traditional Southeast Asian plant. But don’t take it from me, listen for yourself.