MP tables motion backing ketamine campaign
BRISTOL MP Charlotte Leslie has tabled an early day motion to upgrade the drug ketamine to class B.
The move follows the death of the son of one of her constituents as a result of his addiction to the drug.
Shielmor Twomey of Henbury, whose son Caleb Morris took his own life after becoming addicted to the horse tranquiliser, is the driving force behind a new campaign group called Ketamine Awareness.
Ketamine is currently a class C drug, but Ms Twomey hopes that with Miss Leslie's help she can get it upgraded.
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She said: "Ketamine destroys lives. I saw it wreak havoc with Caleb's mental state and get a hold of him, causing awful mood swings. I do not want him to have died in vain. Something good has to come from his death."
Miss Leslie said: "This drug may not be as widely used as others we hear about all the time, but nevertheless it has a huge and devastating impact.
"I was so struck by what Ms Twomey recounted in her story, and I am sure that there are others out there with similar stories to tell."
A website has been launched at www.ketamineawareness-calebscampaign.org.uk. Visitors can sign a petition calling for the reclassification of the drug.
Anyone who can help can e-mail Ms Twomey at email@example.com or call her on 07930 20 25 60.