Khat is to be banned in the UK
In January the ACMD (The same organisation that had their manager sacked because he explained how dangerous MDMA actually was, Or more of how safe it was compared to horse riding VIDEO) said Khat should remain a legal substance, saying there was “insufficient evidence” it caused health problems.
But the – uneducated in the matter – Home Secretary Theresa May has decided to ban Khat saying that the risks posed could have been underestimated and it should be treated as a class C drug, like anabolic steroids, Valium and ketamine.
Theresa May said the ban was intended to “protect vulnerable members of our communities” and would be
brought in at the “earliest possible opportunity” despite it has been legal for years and there has been very little media attention and next to no negative exposure for the drug in years.
Khat is already illegal in many countries including the US and most countries in Europe.
Khat is used by people from Somalia, Ethiopia and other countries and is also chewed by locals to give them energy to work in the crop fields as the active ingredients in the plant give it stimulant effects similar to amphetamine however its is very mild compared to the class B drug amphetamine.
“A more proportionate alternative to banning khat and criminalising its use would have been an import ban or making it a supply offence only as applies, for example, to controlled anabolic steroids,” said Martin Barnes from charity Drugscope.
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