Khat, a plant used as a stimulant has been categorised as a class C drug. The plant is popular with Somalis. The plant was traditionally chewed by older members of the community before it became popular with the younger generation.
For many farmers in Africa, Khat is an important cash crop and it is thought Thant the UK ban with affect many of those involved in the owing and harvesting of the crop.
it is hoped that the move will stop the UK from becoming a hub for trafficking khat to countries where it is banned, says a minister.
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