Items tagged with mild stimulants

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Acquittal in Spanish coca leaf legal case [23.03.2017] BARCELONA - Yesterday the unprecedented resolution of a court case for the importation of coca leaf powder (also known as mambe ) took place at the P...
What’s next for kratom after the DEA blinks on its emergency ban? [16.10.2016] Researchers and users of kratom were stunned by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s abrupt withdrawal of its stated plan to place the Southeast Asi...
DEA’s sudden 'herbal heroin' ban triggers stiff resistance from kratom community [31.08.2016] An increasingly popular plant product called "herbal heroin" by detractors is about to become illegal in the United States. The Drug Enforcement Admi...
How Britain's khat ban devastated an entire Kenyan town [25.06.2015] For more than two decades, Maua enjoyed booming business propelled by the growth and sale of khat, known locally as miraa, a popular herb whose leave...
Kratom criminalisation successfully shelved in Malaysia [02.04.2015] The increasingly widespread use of ketum (or kratom ) in Malaysia earlier this year prompted the Ministry of Home Affairs to lead a push to schedule ...
Time for a Wake-up Call [26.12.2014] The chemically-based frame of reference adopted by the UN Single Convention is mistaken in the culturally loaded and falsely “scientific” manner in w...
How powerful synthetic drugs will upend drug markets globally [01.12.2014] Illicit drugs made from plants (e.g., cocaine, heroin) are being replaced in some national drug markets by those that are synthesized (e.g., methamph...
Khat and mouse [28.06.2014] On June 24, 2014, the sale of khat was prohibited in Britain, almost a year after home secretary Theresa May told the House of Commons that she inten...
Banning Khat is another pointless drug law that will do more harm than good [24.06.2014] Today, khat joined the range of prohibited substances that fall under the UK Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Those who distribute this Class C drug can now...
Qat ban: UK police officers told to use their discretion in enforcement [22.06.2014] Police have been officially advised to use their discretion in deciding how to enforce the ban on qat, a mild herbal stimulant, that has been widely ...
How dangerous synthetic cannabis became Britain's most popular new legal high [31.05.2014] The influx of legal, synthetic forms of cannabis that can be more potent and dangerous than the natural, illegal drug exposes Britain's "utterly ridi...
There's simply no case for banning khat [30.03.2014] Khat is as potent as a strong cup of coffee and has no organised crime involvement – yet the government wants to spend £150m on a ban that would crea...
MPs urge Theresa May to reverse qat ban [29.11.2013] MPs are urging Theresa May, the home secretary, to reverse the government's ban on the herbal stimulant qat, which is widely used in Britain's Somali...
Kenya appeals to UK not to ban khat [26.11.2013] The leafy substance khat, grown by many Kenyan farmers, is of economic and cultural significance to many Africans. The UK government has decided, aga...
'Mountain of synthetic cannabis' hits Norway [12.11.2013] Norwegian customs officials are calling for increased funding after a surge in the quantity of synthetic cannabis coming into the country - most of i...
Decision yet to be reached on making 'kratom' legal [03.10.2013] Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong confirmed yesterday that the narcotics control committee under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...
Should kratom use be legal? [29.09.2013] The leaves of kratom, a native of Southeast Asia in the coffee family, are used to relieve pain and improve mood as an opiate substitute and stimulan...
Thailand’s cure for meth addiction? A leafy jungle stimulant [16.09.2013] The legal status of kratom is under review in Thailand. Options include making kratom available only by prescription, decriminalizing small amounts a...
Kenyan farmers fear UK khat ban [11.07.2013] A decision by the UK government to ban the stimulant khat later this year is facing fierce resistance in Kenya from those farming the mildly narcotic...
Drugs advisory group decides against banning qat in UK [23.01.2013] A clash between the home secretary, Theresa May, and her expert drugs advisory group is looming after it decided against banning qat, a mild herbal s...
Khat: A review of its potential harms to the individual and communities in the UK [23.01.2013] On the basis of the available evidence, the overwhelming majority of Council members consider that khat should not be controlled under the Misuse of ...
Khat ban rejected by UK drug advisers [23.01.2013] The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) said there was "insufficient evidence" that khat caused health problems. The stimulant is traditio...
Khat: a legal high, but should it be banned? [21.01.2013] Khat, a stimulant drug, is chewed by around 90,000 people in the east African and Yemeni communities in the UK. But now the Home Office is considerin...
Khat ban calls ahead of government report [15.01.2013] Calls for the herbal high khat to be banned in the UK have been renewed days before a government report into its usage is due to be published. Some m...
Expert Seminar on Herbal Stimulants and Legal Highs [30.10.2011] A grey area has emerged between what is legal and what is not as states struggle with how to respond to the many new synthetic compounds emerging ont...
Khat use in Europe [01.07.2011] Khat leaves are cultivated in the highlands of the Horn of Africa, Southern Arabia and along the East African coast. In many countries, chewing khat ...
Kratom in Thailand [01.04.2011] In early 2010, the Thai Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) developed a policy proposal to review different aspects of the criminal justice ...
Khat use and monitoring drug use in Europe [07.05.2010] The aim of the study was to review the information available on the use of khat (Catha edulis) in the EU, and to assess the future use of this drug a...
The changing use and misuse of khat [07.05.2010] Within the last decade the hitherto little known psychoactive substance of khat has emerged as a regional and international issue. In the Horn of Afr...
Submission to the House of Commons Select Committee on the cocaine trade [12.06.2009] The attached summary report addresses the myths that surround the coca leaf and is presented to the Committee members in order to allow them to make ...
Should Khat Be Banned? [01.07.2007] The global trade in khat is controversial. The United States and most countries in Europe have banned it, considering it a psychotropic substance. Bu...
Ephedra for fun, performance and losing weight [01.01.2007] Substances that contain ephedra are known to aid weight loss and enhance athletic performance. Until April 2004 in the Netherlands, products containi...
Coca leaf chewing as therapy for cocaine maintenance [30.09.2000] The cocaine base, or “pasta”, may be seen as a type of South American crack. Its obligatory method of administration is smoking. A primary condition ...

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