Injunction on “Meow-Meow” in Britain
After a series of deaths attached to mephedrone party drug also known as 'meow-meow', the Government has declared that it will be prohibited in Britain within a month.
Home Secretary Alan Johnson said that mephedrone, which is presently easily available for purchase on the internet and in shops selling legal drugs, would join other class B drugs like amphetamines and cannabis regarded as the second most hazardous type.
It is laudable on the part of the Government to impose a ban on this deadly drug. After all safety of the citizens is their prime responsibility.
The drug, also called Plant Food, has been connected with about 25 deaths in England and Scotland.
It is found that is effects are similar to ecstasy and can lead to increased heart rate, anxiety and a sense of euphoria.
Johnson said, "The Government is determined to crack down on these so-called legal highs and we must all play a part in ensuring children and young people know about their dangers".
Also, according to reports, mephedrone is also found to cause impotence.
John Mann, a chemistry professor at Queen's University, Belfast, said that the drug should have been prohibited earlier.
He added that frequent users of khat, a popular drug in the Somali community, are known to suffer from impotence.
In the light of these findings, it is imperative that along with the ban on mephedrone, similar party drugs should also be tested. Moreover, the Government should focus on spreading awareness among youngsters. They should be made aware of the risks involved in taking these party drugs. Overdosage of any drug can prove fatal for their lives.