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“DATELINE” VIDEO ABOUT KHAT
Khat – is it more coffee or cocaine?
The narcotic leaf is a time-honored tradition in Africa but illegal in the U.S., where demand is groWASHINGTON — In the heart of the Ethiopian community here, a group of friends gathered after work in an office to chew on dried khat leaves before going home to their wives and children. 891 more words
Theresa May, the UK’s Home Sectary has been accused of fuelling terrorism by planning to ban the mild stimulant khat.
Grown on trees across East Africa, the shrub called Mirra in their native language, is used amongst the Somali, Ethiopian and Kenyan communities as a mild stimulant, whose affects are so minor, its argued that it’s not much worse than a cup of coffee. 6 more words
Khat is a mild stimulant equatable to a cup of coffee, which many Muslims use.
See what Vice has to say below:
Khat is a chewable herbal stimulant, popular among the UK’s Somali and Yemeni communities. Despite there being little or no evidence that the drug causes harm to its users, the British government is working to outlaw khat. 163 more words