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co·ca

(kō'kă),
The dried leaves of Erythroxylon coca, yielding not less than 0.5% of ether-soluble alkaloids; the source of cocaine and several other alkaloids.
[S. Am.]

coca

a species of South American shrubs native to Bolivia and Peru and cultivated in Indonesia. The leaves are dried and then chewed for their stimulant effect by some of the people of the region. It is a natural source of cocaine.

co·ca

(kō'kă)
The dried leaves of Erythroxylon coca, yielding not less than 0.5% of ether-soluble alkaloids; source of cocaine and several other alkaloids.
[S. Am.]

coca,

n Latin name:
Erythroxylum spp.; part used: leaves; uses: quicken activity of the physiologic process, astringent, anesthetic, relieve hunger, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, stomach pains; stimulate central nervous system; stimulate muscular activity; relieve neurasthenia, dilate pupils; paralyze sensory nerve fibers; pre-cautions: addictive, hallucinations and delusions, can cause restlessness, tremors; convulsions, emaciation, memory loss, sleeplessness, severe agitation, tachycardia, perspiration, elevated blood pressure. Also called
cuca and
cocaine.

coca

see cocaine.
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Such policies include Bolivia's promotion of the idea that coca leaf can be used generally for commercial products, as well as its de facto allowance of 20,000 hectares of legal cultivation, 8,000 hectares over the 12,000 hectare limit set by the country's own law and roughly 6,000 more than the European Union determined was needed for Bolivia's consumption needs.
Despite these efforts, the legislation and treaties that address this contentious issue are not aligned with one another in their substantive language, and at best, offer an ambiguous amalgam of verbiage that attempts to restrict coca leaf production and consumption.
Defensor del Pueblo Rolando Villena Villagra, also a member of the opposition, lauded the reentry to the Single Convention with the exception of the ban on coca-leaf chewing and considered it "an enormous step toward revaluing the sacred coca leaf and the rights of indigenous nations.
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He also opened a museum about the South American plant, The Coca Leaf Experience, in Amsterdam.
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There were some concerns in Germany about the legal qualification of decocainized coca leaf extract that is used in the production of an entirely different product one that is not even available in Taiwan or any other Asian market -Red Bull Simply Cola (and not Energy Drink)," the company's Middle East and Africa office said in a statement.
Authorities blamed a decocainised extract of coca leaf in the drink and said it did not pose a health threat.
It said similar coca leaf extracts are used worldwide , and a test it commissioned itself found no cocaine traces.
Bolivia's President Evo Morales has imposed a "coca yes, cocaine no" policy of using coca leaf for commercial purposes while combating its use for illegal drugs.
Scotland is one of the biggest markets for cocaine in Europe and its price has tumbled following a bumper coca leaf harvest in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.