Saturday, July 07, 2007


(Waridaad) - LEGALIZING KHAT?:
Members of some immigrant communities in Ottawa are pushing for khat, a mild stimulant, to be legalized in Canada. The herb is used at social gatherings in Africa and the Arabian peninsula.
In Canada, it is considered a controlled substance and therefore is illegal. But increasing quantities are being smuggled in from countries such as Britain where it is not prohibited. Our reporter in the national capital, Valérie Morand has more on the story.

Listen to: Radio Canada International

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