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Transcript of Cocaine
It is classified as a stimulant that excites the central nervous system
It makes your body work faster and gives it false energy
It comes from the coca leaf and turns into cocaine after numerous chemicals are added.
Cocaine is highly addictive and expensive.
What does Cocaine look like?
Cocaine looks like a white paste when it is being made.
When shipped, powdered cocaine comes in a hard block
Powdered cocaine looks like white powder
Crack cocaine looks like crystals or chunks that are white and/or beige coloured
Liquid cocaine is clear though it looks like a different colour because the bottle is tinted to protect it
All these types of cocaine can look different when mixed with other drugs
Side Effects of Cocaine-Short Term
Different Names for Cocaine
Some different names for cocaine are C, coke, snow, stardust, blow, angie, flake, powderlines and freebase.
Some names for crack cocaine are nose candy, black rock and rock.
How Cocaine is Made
By: Alexandra Kurtesi, Ladee Nash
Adriano Dimalanta and Ayalina Jonathan
How is Cocaine Used?
Powdered cocaine is inhaled through the nose or dissolved in water
Crack cocaine is smoked. Crack is heated to produce vapors that enter the lungs when inhaled.
The name "crack" comes from the noise it makes when heated.
How is Cocaine Used?
Injected cocaine is entered through the blood stream.
Injected cocaine is quicker and stronger than powdered cocaine and crack cocaine, but it is shorter lasting.
Canadian Laws Concerning Cocaine
legal and it is considered as a serious criminal offense
Bringing and/or selling cocaine can have a sentence of life in prison.
Having a small amount for personal use can have a fine of up to $2000 and/or 7 years in prison.
In either cases, you get a criminal record for what you did.
Side Effects of Cocaine- Long Term
Increased Mental Awareness
Knowing of Senses
Dilation of pupils
Heart and Lungs:
Increased heart rate
Increased blood pressure
Increased Chance of a Stroke
Increased Chance of a Heart Attack
Throat, Nose and Mouth:
Black spots (Injecting only)
Cocaine is an extremely dangerous drug that has horrible side effects and dangerous chemicals in it. Be safe and say no to cocaine!
RCMP Bust Drug Traffickers
The RCMP recently found drug traffickers mixing cocaine with asphalt powder. This surprised the RCMP because they never have had traffickers try to sneak in cocaine by mixing it with asphalt powder. The people were arrested and charged.