The UK needs common sense about ketamine

Ketamine is a vital medicine, and restricting it has harmed patients without cutting recreational use. Britain should stand up to the UN’s failed ‘war on drugs’
The Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ketaminaKetamine is a unique anaesthetic and analgesic that has unfortunately become a popular recreational drug. In an attempt to reduce recreational use, and on the recommendation of its Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), the UK government decided to ban all ketamine-like drugs (analogues) and also put ketamine itself under greater controls. The recreational use in other countries could lead to an even more outrageous decision: the restriction of ketamine as a medicine world-wide by the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).