Milton Keynes MP, Mark Lancaster, supports ban on khat

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A six-year battle by MP Mark Lancaster to have the drug Khat classified as a Class C substance will come to an end tomorrow, following Mr Lancaster’s campaign which has had strong support from the city’s Somali community.

Khat is a social drug chewed by users for long periods of time.

It contains a chemical which is an organic amphetamine, and is known to cause hyperactivity, sleeplessness, hallucinations and in some cases liver damage.

 

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