Pubdate: Fri, 09 May 2003
Source: Addis Tribune (Ethiopia)
Copyright: 2003 Tambek International
Author: Worku A. Woldemichael

Not Illegal in Britain

Sir -- I have read an article titled "Fair trade farmers in Ethiopia" by an 
anonymous author. Referring to khat, it has been implied that the use of 
the herb in Britain is illegal. This is not true. Khat in Britain is not 
yet covered under the Misuse of Drugs Act and thus its possession and 
supply is perfectly legal. Consequently, khat is imported to Britain and 
sold opely by greengrocers, specialist health food shops and "head shops". 
Please don't scare those heavy consumers from your neighbourhood.

Worku A. Woldemichael
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