Britain moves to curtail new drug craze

Elwell, Allison
June 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/15/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 9, pE393
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "Britain moves to curtail new drug craze," by Allison Elwell, which appeared at www.cmaj.ca on April 26, 2010. It reports that the British government has acted to make the use of mephedrone illegal on April 16, 2010 under the Misuse of Drugs Act, sentencing five years in prison to those who posses it and 14 years for trafficking. It says that the drug is from the African shrub khat which has amphetamine-like substance cathinone.


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