around this time the Inca Empire in Peru used coca, they chewed the plant to get its euphoric effects.
Dr. W.S Halsted experimented with the ability of cocaine to produce local anesthesia, Sigmund Freud also studied cocaine's potential as a treatment medication.
States passed laws to regulate the distribution of cocaine.
1914 The Harrison Act was passed and it taxed importation and the sale of coca along with opium.
combination of cocaine and alcohol could result in the body formation of a chemical cell cocathylene.
The importance of this drug addiction went unrecognized because drug addiction was linked to the prescreens of physical withdrawal.
Free basing began to decline when it was discovered mixing cocaine with household chemicals, baking soda and water and letting it dry would result in crack cocaine.
President Regan issued a proclamation as "Crack/Cocaine awareness month" congress passed the Anti Drug Abuse Act any individual selling 5 grams of crack cocaine would be required to a minium 5 years.
President Obama signed the "Fair Sentencing Act" under new law the amount of crack cocaine required is 28 grams for a 5 year sentence.