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10 Facts About Cocaine

Cocaine is a stimulant drug extracted from the leaves of the coca plant, which is cultivated in the Andean region of South America. It can be consumed in powder cocaine form, which is usually snorted or injected. It can also be consumed in crack cocaine form, which is usually smoked, and in paste form, which is also smoked.

It is classified as a Schedule II substance, which means that the federal government has determined that it has potential for misuse and dependence but that it also has accepted medical use and can be prescribed for restricted use as a local anesthetic.

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