Khat now an illegal Class C drug

The UK Government has decided to make khat an illegal Class C drug. The ban on khat will come into effect
on 24 June.

Why is khat being banned?

Khat contains natural ingredients which are already controlled drugs both in the UK and internationally because they are harmful. To help protect local communities from the potential health and social harms associated with khat and to ensure that the UK does not become a hub for international khat smuggling, it will become illegal to produce, possess, supply and import or export khat without a Home Office licence.

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