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A good chew or good riddance - How to move forward in the regulation of khat consumption

A good chew or good riddance - How to move forward in the regulation of khat consumption

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KLEIN, Axel, Pien METAAL, 2010. A good chew or good riddance - How to move forward in the regulation of khat consumption. In: Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 132(3), pp. 584-589. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2010.07.005

@article{Klein2010ridda-10307, title={A good chew or good riddance - How to move forward in the regulation of khat consumption}, year={2010}, doi={10.1016/j.jep.2010.07.005}, number={3}, volume={132}, journal={Journal of Ethnopharmacology}, pages={584--589}, author={Klein, Axel and Metaal, Pien} }

application/pdf A good chew or good riddance - How to move forward in the regulation of khat consumption Klein, Axel Metaal, Pien deposit-license eng Metaal, Pien First publ. in: Journal of Ethnopharmacology 132 (2010), 3, pp. 584-589 Aims: To review the status of khat, the most recent plant based psychoactive substance to reach a global market, and consider policy making processes in general and the framework of drug control in particular.<br />Materials and methods: Desk review of literature on khat and wider drug policy processes.<br />Results: The risk assessment and classification of psychoactive drugs is a contested arena where political, economic and moral agendas collide, leaving countries that have banned khat, with significant social costs. To best manage the risks arising from the increasing availability of khat it is therefore suggested to draft a regulatory framework with clear objectives and guiding principles.<br />Conclusions: Given that medical risks of khat use are modest, the objective of the regulatory framework should be the protection of consumers and community. This is best achieved by establishing processes for the quality control of khat imports, and by regulating access and availability. It should therefore not be considered as a drug to be controlled but as a licit substance that needs to be regulated. 2011-03-25T09:15:54Z 2011-03-25T09:15:54Z Klein, Axel 2010

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