Native Peruvians: The Invention Of Cocaine

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Native peruvians discovered coca leaves which they chewed. They chewed coca leaves for energy. Cocaine is from coca leaves. The substance is removed from the leaves and mixed with other things. Some of things it can be mixed with are cornstarch and powdered sugar. The place where coca leaves naturally grow is south america. The first time cocaine was extracted from the leaves was in 1859. Cocaine started to popularize around the late 1880ś. The person who first extracted it was Albert Niemann. He was also a german chemist. Stated earlier in the text The leaves were used to get energy. Once it got popular it was snorted smoked and injected.

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