free base cocaine

free base cocaine

Substance abuse An aqueous form of cocaine that allows it to be injected IV or smoked, producing a more intense 'high'–and more intense addiction. See Cocaine, Crack cocaine.
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In order to manufacture free base cocaine, the cocaine must first be heated to release the drug alkaloid from its hydrochloride salt.
The process of adding other drugs and/or chemicals, causes crack to enter the bloodbrain system even faster than its free base cocaine counterpart, thus crack is much more potent and the euphoric experience is even more intense.
To free base cocaine, users mix powdered cocaine and baking soda in a ratio of three parts cocaine to one part baking soda.