Khat Drug: An Abbused Drug

The newly reported herbal plant being abbused now a days is the Khat Drug.

Khat (Catha edulis) is a flowering shrub native to northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. It has stimulatory effects, which are similar to but less intense than those caused by abusing cocaine or methamphetamine. Smileys

Khat typically is ingested by chewing the leavesβ€”as is done with loose tobacco. Dried khat leaves can be brewed in tea or cooked and added to food. After ingesting khat, the user experiences an immediate increase in blood pressure and heart rate. The effects of the drug generally begin to subside between 90 minutes and 3 hours after ingestion; however, they can last up to 24 hours. Smileys

The use of khat is accepted within the Somali, Ethiopian, and Yemeni cultures, and in the United States khat use is most prevalent among immigrants from those countries. Abuse levels are highest in cities with sizable populations of immigrants from Somalia, Ethiopia, and Yemen, including Boston, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, and Washington, D.C. In addition, there is evidence to suggest that some non-immigrants in these areas have begun abusing the drug.

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22 Responses to Khat Drug: An Abbused Drug

  1. LadyJava says:

    :* :* :*

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi gagay!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Long time no visit! But have been reading your tweets! πŸ™‚

  4. LadyJava says:

    can you actually go OD with this drug GG.. I know you can OD on marijuana right?

  5. Mariuca says:

    :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

  6. Mariuca says:

    Oh no just saw ur tweet!

  7. Mariuca says:

    Doc GG giving a lecture here today heheheh! 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎

  8. Anonymous says:

    Have never heard about this khat! Thanks for the info!

  9. gagay says:

    hola GUEST! lol! hola foong! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  10. gagay says:

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ NP

  11. gagay says:

    yeah! as what reports has said LJ! =-O

  12. gagay says:

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  13. gagay says:

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  14. gagay says:

    YOUR WELcome foong! you lah guest! πŸ˜‰

  15. LadyJava says:

    so that a yes or a no.. hehehe…can you OD on this drug? after all
    it's just plant right?

  16. gagay says:

    you can be OD on this LJ!

  17. LadyJava says:

    oh you can? and you die? hahaha… sorry.. just want to be sure…

  18. gagay says:

    depending on hte effects, i mean, complication, one would prob die.

  19. LadyJava says:

    ah.. ok.. thanks dearie!

  20. gagay says:

    welcome LJ! :* :* :* :*

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