As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.
Most of you are good people......no that requires quantification, in most of you involve yourselves in self destructive behavior, which does not allow you existential experience into the world which everyone hears about, but no one knows.
The lesson here is called cocaine and crack. You know of it, but know nothing of it.
Some helpful quotes in your education;
“It’s a cheaper high,” says Robin Clark-Smith, an administrator at a needle exchange program at the Bridgeport Health Department in Connecticut, US. A slab “rock” of crack in Bridgeport sells for just $5, while a bag of powdered cocaine goes for $20.
Now you understand why crack became the choice due to costs.
There is another reason in crack can be smoked, in a bong, for a quick high.
But first your education in how crack appeared.
Cocaine is nature’s most powerful stimulant and is used by an estimated 14 million people worldwide. In powdered form, it is a hydrochloride salt and can either be snorted or dissolved in water and injected.
But in the 1980s, people began using baking soda to strip away the hydrochloride, forming a rock crystal, or crack, that can be smoked. And sometime in the mid-1990s, people began mixing crack with vinegar or other acids to make an injectible form of the drug.
Simple reality in coke, is changed by adding baking soda to produce crack which is smoked. The original "crack" was Free Base.
Cocaine freebase ("white tornado") is prepared from cocaine hydrochloride by extracting the cocaine with an alkaline solution (sodium hydroxide or ammonia) and adding a non-polar solvent such as diethyl ether or benzene. The mixture separates into two layers, the top solvent layer containing the dissolved cocaine. The solvent is then evaporated leaving almost pure cocaine crystals, white and crumbly like feta (cheese). A solution of cocaine hydrochloride can also be heated ("cooked") in a pan with baking soda added until a solid "rock" is formed, pieces of which can be smoked directly (crack cocaine).
The reason it is called crack, is it makes a cracking sound when heated, thus producing the vapor which is inhaled.
The injected form appeals to the Caucasians, not the Mongoloid and Negroid. The injected form burns or rots the veins in the arm. Interestingly veins collapsed in heroin and LSD use, but with liquid crack, the veins rot.
Oh and with coke, snorting enough of it, it weakens the sinus membranes so that gushing nose bleeds and deviated septums are common.