Regulation of cannabis in Québec
Further the federal government’s decision to legalize cannabis and to the bill tabled on April 13, 2017, the Government of Québec has tabled a bill in the fall of 2017. For more information go to encadrementcannabis.gouv.qc.ca/en/ .
Cocaine is a naturally occurring drug. It is extracted from the leaves of the coca bush, a small tree grown in South America, Indonesia and East Africa.
There are 2 forms of cocaine:
Cocaine is inhaled through the nose (snorted), smoked or injected intravenously.
Crack is heated and inhaled (snorted).
People use cocaine for the following effects:
After the euphoria, the user experiences a period of anxiety that is accompanied by a feeling of discomfort.
Cocaine use can also cause:
Toxic substances used to cut cocaine, such as levamisole (a de-wormer), can lead to serious health effects.
Using cocaine repeatedly or in large amounts can have the following effects:
After snorting the first line (or hit), the user may do another to avoid experiencing the anxiety that follows the initial euphoria. However, the more the user consumes, the more anxiety he or she will experience.
Crack produces euphoria in as little as 10 seconds after a single hit. The euphoria lasts 5 to 10 minutes. It is followed by a period of anxiety that is even more unpleasant than the one experienced after cocaine. The user feels the need to take another hit immediately.
Cocaine and crack users can spend large sums of money on drugs daily.
Cocaine and crack cause significant psychological dependence. To learn more, read the Addiction section of Problems Associated with Alcohol Consumption and Drug Use.
Last update: July 21, 2017 10:01 AM
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