Britain should scrap plan to ban khat drug - MPs

London (KON) - The British government said in July that it would ban the drug, which is already prohibited in the United States and much of Europe. Parliament has yet to approve the decision.
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Banning the use of khat, or qat, would create tension between the police and immigrants, particularly Somalis who have settled across Britain, the committee said in a report.

It would also be seen as a betrayal by Kenya, where growing khat is a big source of income in some areas, the panel added. Any damage to bilateral relations could undermine the two countries

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