I've been following a story on BBC radio 4 and this is a piece from the website, the Netherlands has banned this substance called Khat, now they are known for their liberal policies in relation to cannibas.
So what do all the pro and contra drug use posters on the forum think about this? Is it racially motivated? Is it a unique measure to police drug use within a minority, ie the somalians, but rather than being racially motivated it is culturally motivated?
If you are for decriminalising or promoting the availability of drugs what is your attitude to Khat? Is it just the same as cannibas? Does it matter than the trade supports Somali pirates, islamic fundamentalist terror networks or warlords?
Britain hasnt prohibited this substance and doesnt look likely to, its been hotly debated as to why this could be and there are some progressives who favour the continuity in laisse faire towards Khat in the UK, while other progressives suggest it is racist toleration of a substance harmful to a small population of users in an ethnic minority.