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In article <940827.183042.5g2.rusnews.w165w@wvolusia.oau.org>,
David Vessell <drdave@wvolusia.oau.org> wrote:
>I'm afraid I must point out to you that crack IS pure cocaine.  Crack is to
>cocaine as heroin is to morphine.  They have the same active ingredient, but
>the former of the two is more thoroughly refined.

I'm surprised this has gone unchallenged so long.

I'm fairly sure it's wrong for crack and cocaine.  It's *definitely*
wrong for morphine and heroin: they're different molecules.  (Although
very similar---as I recall, one has a hydrogen where the other has a
methyl group, and they are otherwise the same.  Codeine, I believe, also
differs only in this one position, but I don't remember what it has
there.)

Codeine and morphine are available in the UK without prescription.

Tim.
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From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.politics,alt.drugs,talk.politics.drugs
Subject: Re: Legalization of drugs
Date: 31 Aug 1994 21:35:32 +0100
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
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