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Calls for ketamine to be a Class B drug

Wed, 18 Dec 2013


A call has gone out in the UK to have Ketamine reclassified from a Class C to a Class B drug.

The substance - more commonly known as a horse tranquilliser - has been a popular drug in the club scene over the past decade.

Ketamine brings about a feeling of euphoria and separation for the user; it also carries some very serious and damaging side-effects.

Users can suffer from long-term bladder damage, and in some cases, over usage has resulted in death.

Dr Kirsten Wafer works in the drug and alcohol team - she says the drug has had a constant presence in the Island over the last ten years:

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