Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Cocaine.. Of the leaves of Erythroxylum coca

- Cocaine:
Extracted from the leaves of some types of coca, especially from the "Erythroxylum coca", also occurs synthetically.
Commercial cocaine (raw cocaine) is not pure but contains 80% to 94% of cocaine, but is still included in this item. Pure cocaine is a saline and its water solution gives alkaline reaction, gives cocaine many salts, and is a highly effective anesthetic.

What is cocaine?
Cocaine is a stimulant and addictive drug made from the leaves of the coca plant, native to South America. While doctors can use it for legitimate medicinal purposes - such as local anesthesia in some surgical operations, for example - recreational cocaine use is illegal. Cocaine sold on the street looks like a fine white crystallized powder. Street vendors often mix it with substances such as cornstarch, talcum powder or flour to increase their profits. They can also be mixed with other drugs such as amphetamine (a stimulant) or with synthetic opioids, including fentanyl. Adding synthetic opioids to cocaine is particularly risky when the person who uses the drug does not know that it contains other dangerous substances. The increasing number of deaths from cocaine overdose could be due to this alteration of the drug.
Common names of cocaine include coca, crack, lady, stone, snow and Snow White, among others; In English it is called:
- blow
- coke
- crack
- rock
- snow.