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NCJ Number: 212482 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Usage Among East African and Middle Eastern Immigrants: The Khat is Out of the Bag
Journal: Journal of Gang Research  Volume:13  Issue:1  Dated:Fall 2005  Pages:33-40
Author(s): Lt. Gregg W. Etter, Sr. Ed.D.; Mohamed A. Ali
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 8
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article explores the production and usage of the drug, Khat by East African and Middle Eastern immigrants in the United States.
Abstract: Khat is an old drug that is finding a new home in the United States and Canada. Among many immigrants from Eastern Africa and the Middle East, the usage of the drug Khat is a cultural phenomenon. However, Khat is a controlled drug in the United States which can cause a conflict with the American legal system. In addition, the use of Khat is associated with violent behavior by users. This article describes Khat, as well as examines the trafficking of the drug, the effects of its usage, the spreading immigrant population, and the implications for national security and officer safety in the production, distribution, and use of Khat in the United States and Canada. Bibliography
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Drug laws; Drug manufacturing; Illegal Immigrants/Aliens; Immigrants/Aliens
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