Cocaine is a white powder. It is taken form the dried leaves of the coca plant. Coca plant is grown as a cash crop. It is mostly grown in Argentine Northwest, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It is also grown in areas where its cultivation is prohibited. Powder cocaine and crack cocaine are quite similar and produce same results. In early days, cocaine was used as anaesthesia for patients. The only difference between powder cocaine and crack cocaine is in the way they are taken. Powder cocaine is injected or snorted, and crack cocaine is smoked.
How is Crack Cocaine Made?
The procedure to make crack cocaine is quite easy. Just put some cocaine powder in a cooking pot. Add some baking powder to it. Then break the mixture of cocaine powder and baking powder into small pieces. Crack cocaine sizzles when it is cooked in the cooking pot that is why it is known as Crack Cocaine. Both powder and crack cocaine are very dangerous for health.
Crack cocaine is also known as black rock, candy, cookies, dice, gravel, grit, hail, hard rock, jellybeans, nuggets, and purple caps.
How Crack Cocaine is Used?
Crack Cocaine is taken through pipe while powder cocaine can be snorted or taken through injections. Powder cocaine and crack cocaine are mostly mixed with other stuff to increase or decrease the negative symptoms of cocaine.
Side Effects of Cocaine
Both powder cocaine and crack cocaine hits differently to every person. Cocaine directly effects the Central Nervous System (CNS). It builds dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter which our body uses to receive messages between the nerve cells. It plays an important role in how we feel pleasure. Overdose of cocaine can affect the natural production of dopamine. That is why people tend to use more cocaine to get the desired satisfaction.