Cocaine facts

Today, 2,500 Americans will try cocaine for the first time.

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

90% of US$ bills carry traces of Cocaine.

1 in 40 people in Scotland uses cocaine, the highest rate in the world.

More than 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine each year in the U.S., due to their mothers’ use of the drug during pregnancy.

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

Sigmund Freud recommended Cocaine as treatment for depression, alcoholism, and morphine addiction.

The price of cocaine went down by 51% in Europe since 1990.

Cocaine can be purchased for about US$5 per gram in Colombia while in the U.S. it sells for at least US$100.

Cupcakes can be as addictive as cocaine.

Worldwide sales of cocaine earn more than Microsoft, McDonald’s, and Kellogg’s combined.

Taking cocaine increases the chance of having a heart attack within the hour by 2,400%.

In the US today, prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.

Caffeine is made of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen. The same as cocaine, thalidomide, nylon, TNT, and heroin.

Refined sugar is more addictive than cocaine.

92% of public baby changing tables tested in the UK carried traces of cocaine.

In London in 1916, Harrods was selling a kit described as “A Welcome Present for Friends at the Front” containing cocaine, morphine, syringes and needles.

Crack cocaine is considered the most addictive form of cocaine.

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the 60,000-words-long “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” during a six-day cocaine high.

Cocaine raises dopamine levels by 250%, compared to 100% from sex and 50% from food.

Writer Stephen King was addicted to cocaine between 1979 and 1987 and used it to create a buzz to write.

While shooting “The Blues Brothers” movie, they had a budget for cocaine.

The Incas revered the coca plant as being sacred or magical.

In the Netherlands, there are dozens of public facilities where you can bring recreational drugs including marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy to test if they are safe.

Other names for Cocaine are   nose candy, white lady, stardust and Charlie.

While less than 5 percent of the world’s population lives in the U.S.,   they consume almost 37% of the world’s cocaine.

“Under Pressure” was written by David Bowie and Queen during a 24-hour wine and cocaine marathon.

In 1994, a 75-pound bag of cocaine fell out of a plane and landed in the middle of a Florida crime watch meeting.

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