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Khat a New Drug

By October 30, 2007 No Comments

Confusion surrounds a new drug called Khat. It is a dried leaf that many East Africans use as a Stimulant. The confusion stems (no pun intended) from differing state and Federal statutes, the fact that it is hard to identify and it’s chemical properties change with time. Within the first 48 hours of harvest the plant contains an illegal drug called Catholine that causes a Strong euphoric high when chewed. After those first 48 hours the psychoactive chemical becomes Cathine, a much milder form of the drug that is often steeped in hot water to make a tea. It is unclear Whether this drug has left it’s cultural circles and the teenage culture.

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