Items tagged with khat

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How Britain's khat ban devastated an entire Kenyan town [25.06.2015] For more than two decades, Maua enjoyed booming business propelled by the growth and sale of khat, known locally as miraa, a popular herb whose leave...
Time for a Wake-up Call [26.12.2014] The chemically-based frame of reference adopted by the UN Single Convention is mistaken in the culturally loaded and falsely “scientific” manner in w...
Khat and mouse [28.06.2014] On June 24, 2014, the sale of khat was prohibited in Britain, almost a year after home secretary Theresa May told the House of Commons that she inten...
Banning Khat is another pointless drug law that will do more harm than good [24.06.2014] Today, khat joined the range of prohibited substances that fall under the UK Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Those who distribute this Class C drug can now...
Qat ban: UK police officers told to use their discretion in enforcement [22.06.2014] Police have been officially advised to use their discretion in deciding how to enforce the ban on qat, a mild herbal stimulant, that has been widely ...
European policy on khat [30.04.2014] The UK and the Netherlands commissioned distinguished scholars and experts to study the social and clinical harms of khat. These experts argued that ...
There's simply no case for banning khat [30.03.2014] Khat is as potent as a strong cup of coffee and has no organised crime involvement – yet the government wants to spend £150m on a ban that would crea...
MPs urge Theresa May to reverse qat ban [29.11.2013] MPs are urging Theresa May, the home secretary, to reverse the government's ban on the herbal stimulant qat, which is widely used in Britain's Somali...
Kenya appeals to UK not to ban khat [26.11.2013] The leafy substance khat, grown by many Kenyan farmers, is of economic and cultural significance to many Africans. The UK government has decided, aga...
Kenyan farmers fear UK khat ban [11.07.2013] A decision by the UK government to ban the stimulant khat later this year is facing fierce resistance in Kenya from those farming the mildly narcotic...
France catches up with khat users [19.03.2013] According to figures released by the French Customs, seizures of khat are soaring, up from 1.8 tonnes in 2011 to 4.5 tonnes in 2012, putting it on a ...
Drugs advisory group decides against banning qat in UK [23.01.2013] A clash between the home secretary, Theresa May, and her expert drugs advisory group is looming after it decided against banning qat, a mild herbal s...
Khat: A review of its potential harms to the individual and communities in the UK [23.01.2013] On the basis of the available evidence, the overwhelming majority of Council members consider that khat should not be controlled under the Misuse of ...
Khat ban rejected by UK drug advisers [23.01.2013] The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) said there was "insufficient evidence" that khat caused health problems. The stimulant is traditio...
Khat: a legal high, but should it be banned? [21.01.2013] Khat, a stimulant drug, is chewed by around 90,000 people in the east African and Yemeni communities in the UK. But now the Home Office is considerin...
Khat ban calls ahead of government report [15.01.2013] Calls for the herbal high khat to be banned in the UK have been renewed days before a government report into its usage is due to be published. Some m...
Let the qat out of the ban [01.03.2012] Over half of EU countries, as well as the United States and Canada, ban the stimulant qat, a sort of mild amphetamine. But attempts to do so in Brita...
Small Dutch city is hub for European khat sales [25.01.2012] A small Dutch city less than 20 kilometres from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has become the hub of Europe's sales of khat, a plant chewed for its sti...
UK could become 'smuggling hub' for herbal high khat [25.01.2012] The UK could become a hub for smuggling the herbal stimulant khat, European police and politicians have warned. The Netherlands is the latest country...
Nieuwe publicatie van het Transnational Institute raadt de regering af khat te verbieden [11.01.2012] De engelstalige briefing Chewing over Khat Prohibition rekent af met de effectiviteit van een ban, zoals is gebleken uit andere Europese landen. Prob...
Chewing over Khat prohibition [10.01.2012] In the context of a fast changing and well documented market in legal highs, the case of khat (Catha edulis) provides an interesting anomaly. It is f...
Expert Seminar on Herbal Stimulants and Legal Highs [30.10.2011] A grey area has emerged between what is legal and what is not as states struggle with how to respond to the many new synthetic compounds emerging ont...
'Legal highs' [21.10.2011] This paper aims to set out some of the policy and public health issues raised by the appearance of a wide range of emergent psychoactive substances o...
Khat use in Europe [01.07.2011] Khat leaves are cultivated in the highlands of the Horn of Africa, Southern Arabia and along the East African coast. In many countries, chewing khat ...
INCB Report: mixed thoughts [02.03.2011] Today the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) released its annual report. I’ve been following the Board for many, many years now, have often...
East African discourses on khat and sex [01.09.2010] The study aims to review and analyse the varied East African discourses on the effects of khat use on libido, fertility, transmission of HIV, prostit...
A good chew or good riddance [15.07.2010] The article reviews the status of khat, the most recent plant based psychoactive substance to reach a global market, and considers policy making proc...
Khat use and monitoring drug use in Europe [07.05.2010] The aim of the study was to review the information available on the use of khat (Catha edulis) in the EU, and to assess the future use of this drug a...
The changing use and misuse of khat [07.05.2010] Within the last decade the hitherto little known psychoactive substance of khat has emerged as a regional and international issue. In the Horn of Afr...
Regulating khat [01.11.2009] The regulation of khat, one of the most recent psychoactive drugs to become a globally traded commodity, remains hotly contested within different pro...
Risk assessment of khat use in the Netherlands [22.08.2008] In preparing a decision about the legal status of khat in the Netherlands, the Dutch Minister of Health requested CAM (Coordination point Assessment ...
Should Khat Be Banned? [01.07.2007] The global trade in khat is controversial. The United States and most countries in Europe have banned it, considering it a psychotropic substance. Bu...
Yemen: Towards Qat Demand Reduction [01.06.2007] This report, based on a household survey conducted in 2006, discusses options for discouraging qat consumption in Yemen. It draws on a survey - the f...

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