Friday, 10 July 2015

Who killed the khat ?

An interesting possible case-study to look at the impacts of decisions made by one government on distant communities. Via Moira Jenkins of Global Dimension.

Khat
Khat was the main commodity produced in the Kenyan town of Maua. It is a stimulant which is popular particularly amongst Somalian communities, who number in their thousands in some British cities, including Sheffield.
This article explores the background and the impact of a decision made by the British government to reclassify the drug as a Class 'C' drug and ban imports of the product.

This needs a little further exploration, but may be of interest to someone as it stands.

Image by Flickr user eesti
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