Why Do You Think Cocaine Should Stay Illegal

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Cocaine should stay as an illegal drug because of the effect that causes people who consume it react the way they do. Cocaine is a drug in a powder or crystal form. Powder requires corn, starch, talcum powder and/or sugar or other drugs like procaine or amphetamines. Cocaine is used by either inhaling it through the nose (snorted), and then it is absorbed through the nasal tissue, or dissolved in water and injected into the bloodstream. When people inject or smoke cocaine, it takes the drug right into the bloodstream and brain. It produces a quicker and stronger effect but has shorter-lasting high than snorting. The high from snorting cocaine may last 15 to 30 minutes, on the other hand to the high from smoking; it may last 5 to 10 minutes. Cocaine affects the body in so many ways. Cocaine causes…show more content…
The reason why I think cocaine should stay illegal because your body starts to act differently than everyone else’s, your body isn’t able to sleep well any more, you start to lose lots of weight, you’re in danger of having a heart attack, and not only are you suffering but so are the people around you. Parents that care about you also suffer and also your kids that have to stand everyday your aggressive attitude because cocaine makes you that way. People say they will only smoke it just to try out how it feels, but there is where the addiction starts, once you start to use it, whether it was with your friends or because you’re going through allot that you just want a distraction, the addiction of cocaine starts there. It’s best to go out and try and forget the problems you’re going through by joining a sport, going out etc… and be strong to tell your friends “No” when they tell you to try cocaine for the first time, think about yourself first about the risks you’ll be experimenting and think about your family as
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