Using the headline “Crack Is Back“, BI outlined some scary statistics; chronicling its rise and its newer, more potent formula. yellow cocaine To better understand this drug, we thought we’d outline its accessible nature. Part of the reason that crack is so inexpensive is because it is “cooked” from batches of cocaine. A small bag of coke can contribute to a large supply of crack, making it, as BI says, much more “economical” for low income users. It was for this reason, that U.S. lawmakers passed the “100-1 Rule,” which equivocated one gram of crack to 100 grams of powdered coke (for jail and sentencing terms). Many argued that this helped slow its widespread use, but also led to a surplus of incarcerations and overpopulation in the prison system.
Once cocaine is extracted from the coca leaves, it’s produced by further extractions and can be seen in flake and rock forms before it’s purified into a fine white powder.
This is a closeup photo of raw cocaine before it’s crushed to be snorted or liquefied to be injected.
A common form of cocaine is a fine, white, crystalline powder, yellow cocaine. This powder is often mixed with sugar, cornstarch, vitamins, or flour. After the raw cocaine is produced, it’s cut with these substances, often each time it changes hands along the illicit supply chain.
The final potency of cocaine bought on the street, as well as the sorts of substances it’s mixed with, is impossible to predict.
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