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Khat Consumption and Sale Prohibited Immediately

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:10 pm

Health Ministry bans the use of khat
July 13, 2018
The government on Tuesday officially banned the consumption and sale of khat.
According to a directive published on Tuesday by the Health Ministry, the import, export, sale and use of khat has now been prohibited.

The ministry said that khat is a plant matter that contains the chemicals cathine and cathinone, which are already illegal under Cambodia’s anti-drug laws. Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Tuesday that the directive is to be implemented immediately.

“Those who use, sell, export and import the plant are going to be punished in accordance to the provisions of the law on drug control,” Mr Bunheng said.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, khat is a plant containing chemicals that create a sense of euphoria when consumed. It said that the chemicals affect the brain, heart rate and blood pressure.

The plant is native to countries in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. However, in recent years, the plant has made its way to several countries in Southeast Asia. Se Mara, an anti-drug department deputy chief, said that the plant has appeared in Cambodia.

“Khat is found to be present in Cambodia and it is a drug, so it has to be banned,” Mr Mara said.
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Re: Khat Consumption and Sale Prohibited Immediately

Post by hanno » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:17 am

Right, must be the thousands of Somalis in the KoW......
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Re: Khat Consumption and Sale Prohibited Immediately

Post by shnoukieBRO » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:16 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:10 pm
“Khat is found to be present in Cambodia and

it is a drug, so it has to be banned,”

Mr Mara said.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50511481/h ... e-of-khat/
Ooo, let me see .. Beer contains Alcohol and tobacco contains Nicotine: Both are "drugs"... So therefore these must also be banned???

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Re: Khat Consumption and Sale Prohibited Immediately

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:47 pm

hanno wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:17 am
Right, must be the thousands of Somalis in the KoW......
Khat was massive in the UK 8-10 years ago as a legal high nicknamed Mkat, not so big now though
Dear old mephedrone. M-cat, drone, bubble, "meow meow" – the formerly-legal high that nobody bar tabloid journalists actually called "meow meow". The white powder that smells faintly of cat piss, defined the UK's party scene from 2008 to 2010 and caused a media hysteria that kickstarted the process of the government banning all psychoactive substances..

In 2010 the drug was the fourth most popular among British clubbers; it's now used almost exclusively on the gay chemsex circuit, thanks to its chemical aphrodisiac qualities and the fact it keeps you awake and alert. So where did it come from and how did it fall so out of favour?

The active agent in mephedrone is a form of cathinone, a substance that occurs naturally in khat, the mildly stimulative root chewed all over the Horn of Africa. The exponentially stronger "substituted cathinone" molecule in mephedrone was re-synthesised in 2003 by the legendary Israeli underground chemist Dr Zee, but the explosion in drone's popularity in the late-2000s was down to a different source altogether: the War on Drugs itself.

In June of 2008 Cambodian authorities seized and destroyed 33 tons of Safrole, a key precursor chemical in MDMA. This quantity was enough to produce around 245 million ecstasy pills, so its seizure had huge reverberations throughout the international drugs market. In 2009 the purity of ecstasy sold in the UK plummeted from roughly 60 percent to 22 percent. In 2010, almost all the ecstasy seized in the UK contained no MDMA at all. At the same time, the quality of cocaine was running at historical lows.

This pretty much set the scene for mephedrone – a drug described by most users as feeling like a mixture of MDMA and coke, and which people could order cheaply and easily off the internet because it was completely legal, sold as "plant food" on sites with names like legalchems.co.uk, or plantfoodbuzz.com. No surprises, then, that people went nuts for it.
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Re: Khat Consumption and Sale Prohibited Immediately

Post by hanno » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:51 pm

I see. Used to chew it a lot when I lived in Kenya, especially on those endless road trips. Made time fly.
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Re: Khat Consumption and Sale Prohibited Immediately

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:52 pm

The banned substance:
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Meanwhile, it is the local rice wine that is killing people.
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