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Cocaine
 

Cocaine Hydrochloride:  Is derived from the cocoa plant and mainly grown in South America.  Cocaine is a stimulant that causes high blood pressure, increased heart rate, feelings of confidence, alertness, and euphoria.  Over doses can cause seizures, strokes and heart attacks. Central nervous system stimulant that has a bitter, numbing taste. Cocaine is mostly snorted but is also injected and smoked.  Coca leaves have been chewed and brewed as a tea by field workers for centuries. The cocaine trade is an intrical part of the world’s economy.  

Freebasing or crack cocaine: Cocaine vaporizes and at high tempatures provides faster and a more intense high.  Cocaine was first isolated from the cocoa plant around 1850 and banned for recreational use in the U.S in 1914.  Slang terms: coke, snow, blow, toot, nose candy.

Effects vary and depends on method of ingestion.  Snorting effects occur within a minute and smoking it almost instantly.  The primary high lasts 20-40 minutes.  The crack high only lasts 10-15 minutes, however it is an intense high and leaves the user cravings for more.

Feelings of well being, decreased appetite, sexual arousal, increased body temps, heart rate, paranoia, dizziness, nausea, seizure, stroke, death, increased energy, insomnia and restlessness.

White crystalline powder with crack rocks being off white in color. Cocaine is the second most used abused drug in US.  The U.S-Mexico border is now the largest entry point for cocaine.  

 

 

 

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