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The original 100 kilos of dried coca leaf that it takes to produce 1 kilo of pure cocaine costs approximately 200. The kilo of pure cocaine will eventually be worth over 200,000 when sold to users in 25 pure gram quantities. The illicitly manufactured cocaine from the various clandestine cocaine labs in South America, is smuggled to various countries including the United States for black market trafficking and use. Those involved in the smuggling of cocaine vary from a one man operation to...

Marijuana Thc and Analogs

Cannabis sativa has been a cherished friend of an ever-increasing proportion of mankind since prehistoric times. The genus Cannabis contains only this one species, but its appearance and psychedelic properties vary tremendously depending on growth conditions. It seems to have originated in Asia, but its medicinal properties and the long fibers in its stem used to make rope (hemp) have led to its being carried all over the world. The early American colonists brought seeds with them and George...

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Some widely tested synthetic cannabinoids The A1 and A (6) THCs with the n-pentyl in the 5' position (obtained by using olivetol in the syntheses) are naturally occurring and hence illegal, but the A3 THCs and the numerous isomers, homologs and analogs of the A1 and A*(6) compounds are probably legal. Apparently, recent federal legislation outlaws delta-1, delta-1(6), delta-3,4-THC's, both cis and trans and D and L and compounds. This still leaves hundreds of legal cannabinoids. THC refers to...

Psychedelics And Society

Primitive man likely began altering his consciousness with psychedelics very soon after he first evolved into a creature that we could term human. Virtually every area of the world possesses some plants with psychedelic properties, and man seems to have a remarkable ability to.find just which roots and leaves are most effective in blowing his mind. Unfortunately, Western Europe and North America contain few psychedelic plants, and even though primitive man may have brought marijuana seeds and...

Magic Mushrooms And Other Indole Trips

Various trees, vines, etc. and mushrooms containing dimethyl-try ptamine (DMT) and analogs have been used by the natives of Central and South America for millennia. Precise chemical and botanical identification have been made on a number of species, the first and most famous of these being certain species of mushrooms of the genus Psilocybe, species of which are found in the U.S.A., Canada, Scotland, Australia, etc. as well as Central America. Psychedelic species of the closely related genera...

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Cocaine from Ecgonine BER 89,679(1956) Dissolve 8.66 g ecgonine in 100 ml methanol and bubble dry HCI gas through for V2 hour. Let stand two hours at room temperature and then reflux gently for V2 hour. Evaporate in vacuum, basify with NaOH and filter to get 8.4 g methylecgonine (V) (recrystallize-isopropanol). 4.16 g (V) and 5.7 g benzoic anhydride in 150 ml benzene with CaCl2 tube to exclude water and gently reflux four hours. Cool in ice bath, acidify with HCI and dry, evaporate in vacuum...

Cocaine

The leaves of Erythryoxylon coca, from which cocaine is obtained, were used by the Incas at least 1,000 years ago. The annual consumption of coca leaf in South America (mainly Bolivia and Peru) by about twenty million users amounts to about 150,000 pounds of cocaine. They chew their leaves with lime (CaO, etc.) which degrades cocaine to ecgonine but this compound still relieves hunger and fatigue. Cocaine produces little effect orally, so sniffing is the preferred route of administration....