Legal regulation of the drug khat in Australia

Douglas, Heather and Pedder, Merali (2010) Legal regulation of the drug khat in Australia. Journal of Law and Medicine, 18 2: 284-301.

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Author Douglas, Heather
Pedder, Merali
Title Legal regulation of the drug khat in Australia
Journal name Journal of Law and Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1320-159X
Publication date 2010-05-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 18
Issue 2
Start page 284
End page 301
Total pages 18
Place of publication Rozelle, NSW, Australia
Publisher Lawbook Co.
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The plant Catha edulis, known more commonly as khat, has been consumed for centuries for its stimulatory effects, especially by people living in East Africa. As people from Somalia, Ethiopia and other East African countries have migrated to Australia, they have brought with them the practice of chewing khat. This article examines the claims made about the effects of khat on health and wellbeing and explores the approaches to the regulation of khat in Australia and overseas. The article concludes with a discussion of some of the concerns associated with current regulatory approaches and makes some suggestions for reform.
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Created: Sat, 26 Feb 2011, 08:02:11 EST by Associate Professor Heather Douglas on behalf of T.C. Beirne School of Law