The Khat Controversy: Stimulating the Debate on Drugs

Khat is a natural substance that, in the Middle East, is as ubiquitous as coffee in the West It is hugely popular in some African and Arab populations But critics contend that it is a seriously addictive stimulant that damages the cardiovascular system In a groundbreaking study, the authors go behind the veil of the drug, questioning its availability and its affect on iKhat is a natural substance that, in the Middle East, is as ubiquitous as coffee in the West It is hugely popular in some African and Arab populations But critics contend that it is a seriously addictive stimulant that damages the cardiovascular system In a groundbreaking study, the authors go behind the veil of the drug, questioning its availability and its affect on its Red Sea producers Interwoven with case studies from Djibouti to Rome, The Khat Controversy goes deeper to explore contemporary issues relating to globalization, ethnicity and culture The first study of this contested drug, Khat provides a concise introduction to the issues surrounding Khat usage and suggests how policymakers should address them.
The Khat Controversy Stimulating the Debate on Drugs Khat is a natural substance that in the Middle East is as ubiquitous as coffee in the West It is hugely popular in some African and Arab populations But critics contend that it is a seriously addict

  • Title: The Khat Controversy: Stimulating the Debate on Drugs
  • Author: DavidAnderson Susan Beckerleg Degol Hailu Axel Klein
  • ISBN: 9781845202514
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Khat Controversy: Stimulating the Debate on Drugs”

    1. This is a very readable, well written and well researched book about the psychoactive plant khat, used mainly in the Horn of Africa and on the Arabian peninsula and in countries with a big diaspora of people from these regions . It takes a broad look at the phenomenon, from how the plants are grown and harvested in Africa, how it is transported to the European market and how this affects policing, policy and the people using khat. I can’t really put my finger on it, but I do get a feeling that [...]

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