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U.K. bans gay
party drug

U.K. bans gay
party drug

Ketamine, which had been available by prescription, is banned in the United Kingdom.

The U.K. government on Sunday banned all sales of the drug ketamine, often taken as a party drug by gay men in the United Kingdom and the United States, 365gay.com reports. The drug, known in clubs as Special K or just as the letter K, had been available in the U.K. with a prescription, but it is now banned entirely in the country. It is not available for human use in the United States but is used as a veterinary anesthetic in the U.S. and abroad.

Ketamine, which can come in a liquid or powder form, is a hallucinogen chemically similar to PCP or "angel dust" that commonly produces an out-of-body experience that lasts for approximately one hour. High doses of the medication can cause unconsciousness or coma. Ketamine also is often used as a date rape drug because of its anesthetic effects. (Advocate.com)

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