cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. It is extracted from the leaves of the coca plant which grows on the mountain slopes of the Andes Mountains of South America. Illegal cocaine is usually distributed as a white crystalline powder or as an off-white chunky material. Cocaine base is converted into the powder form, which is usually cocaine hydrochloride, by diluting it with other substances. The substances most commonly used in this process are sugars, such as lactose and mannitol, and local anesthetics.

Cocaine is snorted, injected, and smoked (freebase and crack cocaine). Snorting is inhaling cocaine powder through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. Injecting is using a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine smoke into the lungs, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream as quickly as when it is injected!

Cocaine is white and looks like a crystalline powder. Cornstarch, crushed or powdered vitamin substances, sugar, and flour are often mixed with cocaine to make the drug less strong. This is called "cutting" the drug. Crack cocaine looks like small (sometimes pink) rocks.

"Crack" is the street name given to cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a ready-to-use form for smoking. Rather than requiring the more dangerous method of processing cocaine using ether, crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water and heated to remove the hydrochloride, thus producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked. The term "crack" refers to the crackling sound heard when the mixture is heated, presumably from the sodium bicarbonate. On the illicit market, crack, or "rock," is sold in small, inexpensive dosage units. Smoking this form of the drug delivers large quantities of cocaine to the lungs, producing effects comparable to intravenous injection. These effects are felt almost immediately after smoking, are very intense, and do not last long.
Cocaine has many nicknames and street names such as: Coke, Dust, Toot, Line, Nose Candy, Snow. Sneeze, Powder, White Pony, Flake, The Lady, Cain, Rock, Big C, Blow, Hard Rock, and Crack.
by Cohcaine November 14, 2006
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a hell of a drug according to Rick James.
"Cocaine is a hell of a drug"- Rick James on the Chapelle Show
by Schaefer February 14, 2004
The reason I don't have a father
Because of cocaine, the male who injected sperm in my mother, or my father, left me to rot. Not even child support money
by Llamalady November 18, 2004
Cocaine is a naturally derived CNS (central nervous system) stimulant extracted and refined from the Coca plant grown primarily in the Andean region of South America. Cocaine is typically a white-ish powder with a bitter, numbing taste. It is most often insufflated (snorted), though it can also be injected and used orally.

While powder cocaine can be smoked to some effect (despite common belief otherwise), it is a very inefficient method of ingestion. Because of the high temperatures present when smoking, powder cocaine tends to burn rather than vaporizing. For this reason, freebase cocaine, also known as crack, is created from powder cocaine for smoking. Freebase cocaine vaporizes at smoking temperatures providing more effect with less material, as well as faster onset and a more intense high than powder cocaine..
After insufflating some cocaine, I felt a new sense of awareness.
by jiblair October 28, 2003
cocaine is actually a rich man's aspirin
cocaine will ease the pain. Then your heart explodes, causing brief pain; then death.
by ejectseat February 13, 2005
A naturally occuring stimulant that is one of the most popular of the hard drugs used nowadays. Highly addictive and often of questionable purity (due to it being cut w/ so many things by so many people), it is a dangerous drug. Still rather expensive dosage-wise but cheaper than it was in the 90s and much cheaper today than it was in the 80s. Usually a powder (not crack, that's another story) that comes in two forms--- Dull white granules (crappy stuff) or sparkly, off-white flakes (primo stuff).

Effects--- Alot like speed, but "cleaner" and not as long-lasting. Basically it gives a person lots of energy, makes them more alert and more sharp mentally, gives people a "euphoria" thats difficult to explain--- it's sort of a feeling of invincibility with a simultaneous feeling that all is right in the world. Some people say that it's like ecstasy but you love yourself instead of others. Cocaine also has a pleasurable numbing effect (on gums, lips, etc).
Unfortunately, the drug only lasts ~40 min at the most and the crash is very, very bad, with intense cravings, depression, and paranoia. Addiction soon after experimental use is not uncommon.

Basically--- stay away from the devil's dandruff.
" Cocaine's a hell of a drug " - Rick James
by Buddha420 October 11, 2005
A drug that is so important that you lie to the people that you love and steal from the people that trust you in order to get high.
I will never do cocaine. I would never want to put someone through what I've been through.
by JenThe80'sFan August 02, 2004
yeyo; frank; bugar sugar; white; nose candy; lump; bumps; I think you get the idea
I used to fuck with white, but man that shit sucks. It tears your ass apart, you can't fuckin' sleep and you feel like shit the next day. All of the above can be overlooked if you get it for free.
by Sampson Simpson February 11, 2004

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