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Cocaine

  • By: Mitchell B. Mackinem & Christopher B. Mackinem
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

The drug cocaine is a white crystalline powder produced from the leaves of Erythroxylon coca, a plant native to South America. Cocaine in pure form has limited medical value and is used by large numbers of people recreationally. Users typically experience ...

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