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What are the active ingredients in cocaine? (What causes people to abuse it?)

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    Benzoylmethylecgonine

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    Ouch, I'm a bit late pushing the buzzer, but yes, benzoylmethylecgonine is the psychoactive ingredient in cocaine hydrochloride. To my surprise, 1 out of 100 persons surveyed knew the answer to this. . .and I was the "1." Moreover, 81 of the 100 people had tried, or used cocaine. Still, I was "one" of them. If space allows, I would add that only 2 of the same hundred knew the term "crack" meant
    : to refine a chemical /compound to its purist from, NOT because of the "sound it makes while smoking.

  • Biotechnology -

    Ouch, I'm a bit late pushing the buzzer, but yes, benzoylmethylecgonine is the psychoactive ingredient in cocaine hydrochloride. To my surprise, 1 out of 100 persons surveyed knew the answer to this. . .and I was the "1." Moreover, 81 of the 100 people had tried, or used cocaine. Still, I was "one" of them. If space allows, I would add that only 2 of the same hundred knew the term "crack" meant
    : to refine a chemical /compound to its purist from, NOT because of the "sound it makes while smoking.

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