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Crack Cocaine Basics

Crack cocaine is a schedule II narcotic by federal classification, guidelines for which are found in The Controlled Substances Act, enacted by Congress in 1970. While cocaine is a derived from the South American coca plant and processed by reducing it to a white powdered substance, crack is produced from the powder by “washing” with either ammonia or a dissolved fluid product made from baking soda. Because these are common household items, crack can be produced and sold cheaply and created simply; as a result, it became a highly popular and widely abused drug in the 1980s. Street Names for Crack Crack cocaine has many nicknames, including: