Powder Cocaine Vs Crack

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Crack and powder cocaine is a controversial topic. There have been racial disparities in drug enforcement between Crack and powder cocaine. Cocaine is derived from the opium gather naturally from the poppy plant while crack is the result of a chemical reaction been cocaine, water and a strong base. Under the controlled substances act both are classified as schedule II meaning they both have a high potential for abuse which can cause a use to be dependent both physically and psychologically. Due to the passing of the Fair Sentencing Act (FSA) in 2010, which reduced the sentencing disparity between offenses for crack and powder cocaine. Prior to its enactment for any offender using cocaine to be sentence the minimum five, ten, or twenty years

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