The government has announced that the
herbal stimulant, khat, is to be banned
and treated as a class C drug like
anabolic steroids and ketamine.
Khat is a plant which is chewed and used
in the UK's Somali, Yemeni and Ethiopian
The move comes after the government's
official drugs adviser concluded that khat
should not be banned.
One leading drugs charity says it is
"concerned and disappointed" at the
government's decision to reject the