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    Default UK drug advisers reject calls for khat ban...

    The Advisory Council on the misuse of drugs have stated that there is not enough evidence that it causes health problems or that it is linked to organised crime, and that it should remain legal.

    It is banned here.

    BBC News - UK drug advisers reject khat ban

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    They are a bit of a nuisance but the kittens are quite good fun. Seems a bit harsh and sure don't they keeps dogs in jobs.
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    When I first heard of it, I was puzzled, cat? Cat? Thought something new had hit the streets. Apparently its one of the most popular drugs in the UK and in many other countries, particularly in East Africa.

    I have to admit to being...curious!

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    is it a kilkenny thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    When I first heard of it, I was puzzled, cat? Cat? Thought something new had hit the streets. Apparently its one of the most popular drugs in the UK and in many other countries, particularly in East Africa.

    I have to admit to being...curious!
    Apparently it's has an effect like a very mild cocaine buzz, or way, way, waaaaaaay too much caffeine. People take it to help them work for long periods, but they get very wired and the comedown, it seems, is brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsui2 View Post
    the comedown, it seems, is brutal.
    Had read that much alright.

    But wondered if that was the reaction of someone who had taken it because they heard it was like coffee, or a more experienced dabbler who would know what a bad comedown was.

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    This is good judgement on the part of UK drug advisers: when Muslims reach 40% of the British population they'll look back fondly on this decision.

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    Why would you bother banning it? I never heard of the stuff but the publicity in banning it would make it worthwhile for drug dealers to stock and sell it.

    Even if it was originally harmless, it certainly wouldn't be by the time criminal gangs are done maximising it's potential.

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    Government are making a lot of money off it from tax.
    Somebody grab the script!

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