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Does coca leaf tea have a trace of cocaine in it?
Are there any prescription drugs that would cause Benzoylecgonine to be present in someone's urine?
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Can coca leaves tea cause a positive test?
Where can you buy coca tea?
Well if this was not a typo and you're not looking for "Cocoa tea" then you are looking for the maker of cocaine, the coca plant. Naturally this is illegal to posses in the U.S. so you are going to have to order it but even then you will be lucky if it gets through the mail. Actually you can order and buy coca tea through Amazon.com Just go to Amazon search for coca tea and you will find a whole variety of coca teas, all shipped from the USA. Do not buy from unknown sources or directly from Peru or Bolivia as it can be contaminated by the sprays used for coca extermination in South America for illegal coca plantations or get seized at customs; always look for the organic or premium organic coca teas ( Novoandina has an organic line with three varieties of coca teas) Latienda.com also offers premium organic coca tea
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Is it legal to grow cocaine?
You can't grow Cocaine, there is no such plant. On the other hand the Coca Plant see below: Outside of South America, most countries' laws make no distinction between the coca leaf and any other substance containing cocaine, so the possession of coca leaf (except for de-cocainized leaf) is prohibited. In the Netherlands, coca leaf is legally in the same category as cocaine, both are List I drugs of the Opium Law. The Opium Law specifically mentions the leafs of the plants of the species Erythroxylon. However, the possession of living plants of the species Erythroxylon are not actively prosecuted, even though they are legally forbidden. In the United States, the Stepan Company of Maywood, New Jersey has the only license to legally import coca leaf. The company manufactures pure cocaine for medical use and also produces a cocaine-free extract of the coca leaf, which is used as a flavoring ingredient in Coca-Cola. According to the Bolivian press, Coca-Cola legally-imported 204 tons of coca leaf in 1996. Since the 1980s, the countries in which coca is grown have come under political and economic pressure from the United States to restrict the cultivation of the crop, in order to reduce the supply of cocaine on the international market. Article 26 of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs requires nations that allow the cultivation of coca to designate an agency to regulate said cultivation and take physical possession of the crops as soon as possible after harvest, and to destroy all coca which grows wild or is illegally cultivated. The effort to enforce these provisions, referred to as coca eradication, has involved many strategies, ranging from aerial spraying of herbicides on coca crops to assistance and incentives to encourage farmers to grow alternate crops. This effort has been politically controversial, with proponents claiming that the production of cocaine is several times the amount needed to satisfy legal demand, and inferring that the vast majority of the coca crop is destined for the illegal market, which not only contributes to the major social problem of drug abuse, but also financially supports insurgent groups that collaborate with drug traffickers in some cocaine-producing territories. Critics of the effort claim that it creates hardship primarily for the coca growers, many of whom are poor and have no viable alternative way to make a living, causes environmental problems, that it is not effective in reducing the supply of cocaine, in part because cultivation can move to other areas, and that any social harm created by drug abuse is only made worse by the war on drugs. More recently, coca has been reintroduced as a flavouring agent in the herbal liqueur Agwa. Coca tea and coca flour are available in the U.S. and Europe through Amazon.com and Mysterious Bolivia distributed by Reyes Avila, LLC trade company headquarted in Charlotte, NC. Hope that answers your question..
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What chemical ingredients are in cocaine?
cocaine is derived from COCOA leaves, and its extracted by diesel fuel, and ammonia till its a thick paste, then dried (Updated by Mellon_Collie) Cocaine is not derived from cocoa leaves like some believe. Rather it is derived from COCA leaves. The leaves are stomped in a pit full of chemicals to get coca paste out of it. It is then further refined into cocaine. Some Chemicals I know are in it are: Ammonia Acetone Diesel fuel (if the above previous answer is true) On another note, Coca leaves are not bad to chew or drink in tea. Coca leaves are actually healthy, but when refined with harmful chemicals gives you Cocaine. Hope this helped!
Asked in Bolivia, International Government
Why do Evo Morales and the cocalero movement believe that the coca plant should not be eliminated?
Because the coca leaf has traditional and cultural significance for the Aymara and Quechua of the Andes. To them, the coca leaf is a sacred leaf used for ritual and practical purposes (such as making tea to warm the indigenous peasants in the cold Andes, or suppressing hunger when they must go without food). It is also deeply tied to indigenous identity in the Andes, and criminalizing it means discrimination to them. They argue that coca and cocaine are not the same thing, and most of the coca produced in Bolivia is meant to be consumed as coca, and very little of it gets processed into cocaine. They argue that it is unfair to criminalize and eliminate a basic crop of such sacred value to them due to the bad habits of a few. Would you like it if something innocent you and your family have enjoyed all your lives to the point where it has become tradition (Christmas cookies) were to suddenly be criminalized because someone somehow found a way to make drugs out of it?
Asked in Coca-Cola
Who invented Coca Cola and why was it called Coca Cola?
Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a local pharmacist, produced the syrup for Coca-Cola®, and carried a jug of the new product down the street to Jacobs' Pharmacy, where it was sampled, pronounced "excellent" and placed on sale for five cents a glass as a soda fountain drink. The word 'cola' comes from the kola nut, one of the main flavors in Coca-Cola. However, the 'coca' part is far more interesting. The original 'coca cola' had the coca leaf as a main ingredient, which is a leaf used by many in South America, Bolivia, and Peru. It can be made into tea or chewed to induce a relaxed feeling, however it is also the main ingredient in Cocaine. This is why it is now illegal in many countries. The Coca Cola company put in the coca leaf to induce a relaxed feeling when drunk, and influence people to buy it again. Obviously now it is illegal and not used in the drink, but the name was so popular, it was kept. There you go:)
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How fast does coca tea work?
You would feel its effect right away. However it depends on the strength of the coca tea. Commercial brands like Del Valle and Hornimans pack 1 gram of coca leaves per tea bag that would provide enough alkaloid to the human body and its effect would be noticed in minutes. Source: http://nutriperu.com/coca-tea/1448-buy-coca-tea.html
WHAT drugs do not interact with Coca tea?
Coca tea has a small quantity of alkaloids to interact with any medication, I would be careful with heart conditions and heart related medication but besides that I have never heard of any possible side effect. Coca tea is not an addictive substance, but it is very helpful and effective to drop the caffeine habit. You can read more about coca tea at www.MysteriousBolivia.Blogspot.com they have several articles regarding coca tea and so far is the most complete data base about the subject.
What is the main ingredient for Thai iced tea?
Main ingredient for Thai iced tea is Tea leaf made from tea plant that grown in Thailand. Thai tea leaf are sold in form of tea powder and usually added with orange food coloring. Thai tea leaf with food color added is considered to be a lower grade tea leaf and can be found in most Asian grocery stores, under the name of Thai tea leaf. A better quality Thai tea leaf is the one without our added food color and are not usually sell in Asian grocery stores and they are sold under the name of " Premium Thai tea leaf "