If you or someone you know needs help and support with Khat use, alcohol or drugs, or are concerned about the physical and mental health effects of substance use, please contact RISE on 020 8843 5900/0800 195 8100.
On Tuesday 24 June 2014 Khat became a controlled class C drug in the UK. This means that it is illegal to have khat for yourself and to sell or give away khat to someone else.
There are consequences if the Police catch you in possession of Khat and you could receive a police warning, a £60 penalty notice, or be arrested.
Having khat for your own use (called possession) could result in being arrested and facing up to two years in prison and/or an unlimited fine. Selling khat or giving khat away for free, even to friends, (called supplying) could result in up to 14 years in jail and/or an unlimited fine.