types of cocaines

types of cocaines

Cocaine is a stimulant drug, types of cocaines, which means that it speeds up the messages travelling between the brain and the rest of the body.

Cocaine comes from the leaves of the coca bush (Erythroxylum coca), which is native to South America. The leaf extract is processed to produce 3 different forms of cocaine:

Cocaine hydrochloride: a white, crystalline powder with a bitter, numbing taste. Cocaine hydrochloride is often mixed, or ‘cut’, with other substances such as lactose and glucose, to dilute it before being sold.
Freebase: a white powder that is more pure with less impurity than cocaine hydrochloride.
Crack: crystals ranging in colour from white or cream to transparent with a pink or yellow hue, it may contain impurities.1,2
Other names
C, coke, nose candy, snow, white lady, toot, Charlie, blow, white dust or stardust.

types of cocaines

Its pure chemical form is cocaine hydrochloride, a substance that has been made in labs for over 100 years. types of cocaines At the beginning of the 20th century, it was the main ingredient of many elixirs and tonics used for medicinal purposes. Even today it is still used as an anesthetic for throat, ear, and eye surgeries.

Cocaine was also a component of several soft drinks. The best known of these is Coca Cola. The original formula contained up to 8 milligrams of cocaine per liter.

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