What is cocaine? to know the facts about cocaine, you must first have a clue on what cocaine is all about. Cocaine also is known as coke, is a strong stimulant frequently used as a recreational drug but as well abused by many people who commonly snort it, inhaled as smoke, or dissolved and injected into a vein. High doses can result in very high blood pressure or body temperature.
Effects begin within seconds to minutes of use and last between 5-9 minutes. Cocaine has a very small number of accepted medical uses such as numbing and decreasing bleeding during nasal surgery.
What is coca?
Coca is a plant with a complex array of mineral nutrients, essential oils, and varied compounds with greater or lesser pharmacological effects – one of which happens to be the alkaloid “cocaine”, which in its concentrated, synthesized form is a stimulant with possible addictive properties.
facts about cocaine 1: how is cocaine taken?
a: Snorting. when you think of snorting cocaine what comes to your mind?. yeah its exactly as the word says. it is placed on any flat surface and snort with any pipe-like instrument small enough to snort the dust-like cocaine.
b: smoking. some people rather like smoking it than snorting. when smoking it, they usually mix it with marijuana or tobacco and smoke it like a cigarette.
c: by mouth. another way in which cocaine is taken is by robbing it on the gum. this method takes effects in a few minutes.
d: needle injection. with this method, the powder is melted( some people use a spoon) and syringe into the body through the vein.
2: Forms of cocaine and street names.
cocaine has two main forms, and they are powder form and crack cocaine.
a:- powder cocaine. this is the type of cocaine that people snort or inject.
In powder form, it usually consists of cocaine hydrochloride diluted with other substances, such as lidocaine, a local anesthetic, sugars (lactose), inositol, and mannitol. It has a powder form like salt.
b:- crack cocaine. crack cocaine is in a crystal form. The crystal is heated to produce vapors that are inhaled into the lungs. It was named crack because of the crackling sound of the rock as it’s heated.
cocaine has many street names like, crack cocaine, flake cocaine snow, blow, coke, rock,…
3: Which countries produce cocaine
is mainly produced by these three countries. which are Colombia( Colombia cocaine, Peru(Peruvian cocaine), and bolivia. Colombia is set to be the highest supplier of cocaine in the world.