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'No support' for ex-khat users

Not enough support is being provided to users of a banned substance called khat, members of Cardiff's Somali community have said.

The plant, popular in Somali and Yemeni communities, has a stimulant effect when chewed, but it can lead to mental health issues.

It was criminalised as a class C drug by the UK government in June.

Cardiff and Vale health board said it was still in the process of rolling out support for users.

Mustafa Ahmed, 26, from Cardiff, said the ban had been introduced without the support being in place for those trying to give it up.

  • 27 Oct 2014
  • From the section Wales
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