Purer forms of crack resemble off-white, jagged-edged "rocks" of a hard, brittle plastic, with a slightly higher density than candle wax. Like cocaine in other forms, crack rock acts as a local anesthetic, numbing the tongue or mouth only where directly placed. Purer forms of crack will sink in water or melt at the edges when near a flame (crack vaporizes at 90 °C, 194 °F).
Crack cocaine sold on the streets may be adulterated (or "cut") with other substances mimicking the appearance of crack to increase bulk. Use of toxic adulterants such as levamisole, a drug used to treat parasitic worm infections, has been documented.
Crack cocaine is frequently purchased already in rock form, although it is not uncommon for some users to "wash up" or "cook" powder cocaine into crack themselves. This process is frequently done with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), water, and a spoon. Once mixed and heated, the bicarbonate reacts with the hydrochloride of the powder cocaine, forming free base cocaine and carbonic acid (H2CO3) in a reversible acid-base reaction. The heating accelerates the degradation of carbonic acid into carbon dioxide (CO2) and water. Loss of CO2 prevents the reaction from reversing back to cocaine hydrochloride. Free base cocaine separates as an oily layer, floating on the top of the now leftover aqueous phase. It is at this point that the oil is picked up rapidly, usually with a pin or long thin object. This pulls the oil up and spins it, allowing air to set and dry the oil, and allows the maker to roll the oil into the rock-like shape.
Crack vaporizes near temperature 90 °C (194 °F), much lower than the cocaine hydrochloride melting point of 190 °C (374 °F). Whereas cocaine hydrochloride cannot be smoked (burns with no effect), crack cocaine when smoked allows for quick absorption into the blood stream, and reaches the brain in eight seconds.
Crack cocaine can also be injected intravenously with the same effect as powder cocaine. However, whereas powder cocaine dissolves in water, crack must be dissolved in an acidic solution such as lemon juice (containing citric acid) or white vinegar (containing acetic acid), a process that effectively reverses the original conversion of powder cocaine to crack. Harm reduction and public health agencies may distribute packets of citric acid or ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) for this purpose.
In crack users, acute respiratory symptoms have been reported, sometimes termed "crack lung". Symptoms include fever, coughing up blood and difficulty breathing. In the 48-hour period after use, people with these symptoms have also had associated radiographic findings on chest X-ray of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), interstitial pneumonia, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, and eosinophil infiltration.
The intense desire to recapture the initial high is what is so addictive for many users. On the other hand, Reinarman et al. wrote that the nature of crack addiction depends on the social context in which it is used and the psychological characteristics of users, pointing out that many heavy crack users can go for days or weeks without using the drug.
Large amounts of crack cocaine (several hundred milligrams or more) intensify the user's high, but may also lead to bizarre, erratic, and violent behavior. Large amounts can induce tremors, vertigo, muscle twitches, paranoia, or, with repeated doses, a toxic reaction closely resembling amphetamine poisoning.
Cocaine is listed as a Schedule I drug in the United Nations 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, making it illegal for non-state-sanctioned production, manufacture, export, import, distribution, trade, use and possession. In most states (except in the United States) crack falls under the same category as cocaine.
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 increased penalties for crack cocaine possession and usage. It mandated a mandatory minimum sentence of five years without parole for possession of five grams of crack; to receive the same sentence with powder cocaine one had to have 500 grams. This sentencing disparity was reduced from 100-to-1 to 18-to-1 by the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.
Although crack and cocaine are both derived from the cocoa plant, cocaine is the drug in a powdered form. To make crack, cocaine powder is mixed with water and another substance, typically baking soda. The mixture is boiled, solidified, and broken into small, uneven chunks that pop and crackle when hot. Cocaine is usually snorted. While crack can be injected, it is typically smoked or inhaled. Both are dangerous, highly addictive drugs that ravage the mind and body very quickly, and both can lead to many serious effects, including stroke, seizures, and cardiac arrest.Although crack is substantially less expensive than regular cocaine, it becomes very costly when the brain becomes accustomed (or tolerant) to the drug and increasingly larger doses of crack are needed to achieve the desired high.
Freebasing is one of the most common ways of smoking cocaine or crack, producing an intense rush of pleasure. This method involves melting the crack to form a vapor, which is inhaled. People who freebase crack may place the crack on a piece of tin foil, heat it from below and inhale the vapors with a straw or hollow pen. Foil used for freebasing is often wadded-up, and will probably burn marks.
Crack cocaine is usually smoked or freebased, but it can also be injected, often by heating the crack in the bowl of a spoon. A hypodermic needle is inserted into the warm liquid before it is injected.Crack users are often creative when it comes to containers, which might include small plastic bags, empty lipstick containers, pill bottles, empty cigarette packs, or breath mint containers.
Jan 25, 2008 3 PARTS BAKING SODA for every 1 PART COCAINE. Once you have these evenly distributed you want to take your distilled water and mix in enough to get the entire mixture to a muddy thick consistency. You want it to be thin enough to be able to swirl it around the bottom of the jar, but not thick enough that it clumps up and is hard to move. Baking soda and coke react like baking soda and vinegar. It's the reaction of an alkali, or base baking soda with an acid, which is an exciting reaction that releases lots of energy. It's fun to take something like juice from squished blueberries and mix it with baking soda and with coke or vinegar to see the colors you get. Answer 3: Coke is. Freebase/crack is derived from cocaine hydrochloride which has been chemically treated with ammonia or baking-soda to free the potent base material from the salt. Free-base was originally produced by a dangerous four-or-five step process in which the hydrochloride salt was heated with water and a volatile liquid such as ether.
Making your own base means you are not at the mercy of whomever cooked the shit up, and even though most people will tell you that crack is just cocaine base, any dealer with an eye for profit can doctor it in numerous ways. If you want base, find some good quality powder(yes I know it comes in chunks), and follow the instructions.
Find a good sized soup spoon and clean it. Measure out the amount of powder you want to base in a pile, and make a pile of baking soda beside it about 1/3 the size. I would recommend about .2 of a gram of cocaine to start with. Do not use baking powder, it is different, do not use soda that has been sitting in the fridge for 3 months.
Chop the piles together and put them in the spoon. Balance the handle end of the spoon on a thin book so that the bowl of the spoon is level. Using an eye dropper, or a bottlecap, drip water into the spoon till the soda and coke are covered, and a little bit more besides. Hopefully you are using a big spoon, and the water level is about halfway up.
Sometimes it starts to react right away, and will fizz a bit. Stir it with a toothpick or a match a bit if you want. Pick up the spoon and heat it gently with a lighter held about an inch or two below the spoon. The reaction should fizz away for a while, make sure it does not get too hot, high temperatures break down cocaine, and overcooking can screw up your batch. Slow and steady. Heat it until the reaction stops, and little clearislands of the good stuff are floating in the spoon.
Take your spoon and balance the handle end on a small book so the spoon bowl is level. Toss in your blow, again about .2g is optimal. Use an eye dropper or bottlecap to pour the ammonia over the blow till it is covered, and a little bit more. It will be a less vigorous reaction than the soda method, but it will fizz a bit. Heat gently, and you should eventually get the same result as the soda method. I advise rinsing rocks made this way
This is some serious shit. It is for making large quantities of shitty coke into something useful, or for people who are familiar with the dangers of ether. I have only watched this being done, but the results were fucking amazing. So I will try to pass it on.
Many generations of South American Indians have chewed the coca's leaves to give them strength and energy. Gustavo Ramirez/Getty Images51f937b7a3 Cocaine, water, a pinch of baking soda. Put them all in a spoon and heat the bottom of the spoon with a lighter or any open flame. The mixture will sizzle and an oily. Mix the cocaine into water will a pinch of baking soda in a spoon, put the lighter under the spoon until it comes to a boil. Mexico's restaurants and taco stands are often money laundering operations, or fronts for drug production.In a few minutes, 'Bull' makes crack worth $9,000 i. The snorted form, cocaine powder, is made by dissolving coca paste from the coca leaves in a mixture of hydrochloric acid and water. Potassium salt is added to the mixture to separate out undesired substances. Ammonia is then added to the remaining solution, and the solid powder cocaine separates out.
cocaine is about 4% average street purity, to cook with bicarb add 30% bicarb to mixture and wash this will result in a crack rock of about 2.5% purity, this is why people think crack is shit these days, two years ago an average crack rock would be at least double this. 2b1af7f3a8