Mitragyna speciosa use in the northern states of Malaysia: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Ahmad2012MitragynaSU,
  title={Mitragyna speciosa use in the northern states of Malaysia: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Kamarudin Ahmad and Zoriah Aziz},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2012},
  volume={141 1},
  pages={446-50}
}
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The consumption of Mitragyna speciosa (MS) for its psychoactive effects is widely reported amongst people in the villages in Thailand and Malaysia even though its use is illegal. AIM OF THE STUDY This study examined the pattern of MS use, its reported effects and explored its potential to cause dependence. MATERIALS AND METHODS We used both convenience and snowball-sampling methods to recruit participants in a border town between two northern states in… CONTINUE READING

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