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Running Head: CRACK COCAINE AND PURE COCAINE Crack Cocaine and Pure Cocaine Name Course Tutor Date 1 CRACK COCAINE AND PURE COCAINE 2 Provide a description of the difference between crack cocaine and powder cocaine? Do you think they should be treated differently regarding the law? Although many people assume that pure cocaine and crack cocaine is the same thing, the two drugs are quite different. Cocaine is a stimulant drug extracted from the leaves of the coca plant that gives one an experience of euphoric high, well-being and a rush of energy when used and last for a long time. People who use cocaine experience paranoia and become aggressive while other show various behavioural and psychological side effects such as insomnia, sensitivity to stimuli and reduced appetite. On the streets, it is commonly referred to as snow, crack, coke or rock, and it is usually in a fine white powder that people snort, inject, rub in gum or dissolve in water (Mosher & Akins, 2007). Crack cocaine, on the other hand, is a stimulant processed with baking soda that is often smoked. Unlike cocaine which is in powder form, crack cocaine is in the form of small crystalised rocks which often activ ...
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