Cocaine Facts – 65 Totally Insane Facts about Cocaine

Fun Facts About Cocaine

Crack cocaine is the most addictive form of cocaine.

Over 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine each year in U.S., because of their mother’s use of the drug during pregnancy.

Caffeine is made of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. The same compounds are found in cocaine, heroin, nylon, thalidomide, and TNT.

Pope Leo XIII carried a hip flask full of wine infused with cocaine.

More Colombians die every year from American tobacco than Americans die from Colombian cocaine.

Cocaine was first regulated under the federal law by the Harrison Act of 1914. The act banned the medical use of the drug and imposed same criminal charges for possessing and using cocaine as for opium, heroin and morphine.

Cocaine usage was dropped after 1914 act, but rebounded in 1960s. By the late 1970s, it was commonly used by middle and upper-middle class Americans and it was known as the drug of the 1970s and 1980s.

After trying cocaine for the first time in 1884, psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud has recommended it as a treatment for alcoholism, depression and morphine addiction.

Prolonged cocaine can cause damage to nose, to such an extent that they need to get plastic surgery to fix it.