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Differentiating Drugs Simplified

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drugs.jpgA discussion on addictive drugs and issues thereof with friends delved into identifying various drugs. From cannabis to Heroine to marijuana to meth. I found it difficult to differentiate between various drugs. I have put together a quick Drug 101 tutorial after a bit of research.


Opium Poppy Plant

(Depressant, makes you calm)

Cannabis Plant

(Hallucinogen, varied effects)

Coca Plant

(Stimulant, makes you excited)

Crystal Meth


Heroine: Synthesized from from latex of the plant. White crystalline compound. Snorted or injected. Charas/Hashish: Resin from flower/leaves of female plant. Run on hands and Collect the resin stuck to hand. Resin cake. Smoked with tobacco.

Also prepared by sieving leaves/flowers into silk cloth and then baking.

Cocaine/Coke: Chemically synthesized From leaves of Coca plant. Powder is Snorted, injected into veins. Meth: Man made chemical. Not from plants like other 3. Methamphetamine. Manufactured in illegal laboratories called meth labs.

White crystalline. Snorted, Smoked, Injected.

Smack: Another name of Heroine Marijunana/Pot: Dried flowers, leaves, stem of both female plant. Smoked and used in brownies. Crack: Form of cocaine. Cooking Cocaine with baking powder. Becomes cheaper in cost.
Ganja: Leaves and unfertilized flowers of young female plant. Smoked or brewed like a tea
Bhang: Male plant. No flowers. Green leaves. Not smoked. Ground up and mixed in milk beverages like Thandai
Weed: Slang for Marijuana/Cannabis/or Ganja.
Dope: Generic Term for many drugs

Written by arpitgarg

March 17, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Deja vu: Life a universal struggle

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An American resident and an Indian taxi-driver in US.

American: Where are you from?
Indian: India.

American: Oh! India, I have heard a lot about it.
Indian: Really, what?

American: It has a great cultural heritage and history.
Indian: Yes, true.

American: I have also heard there is rampant poverty there.
Indian: Well, it’s not exactly so.

American: You are saying there is no poverty?
Indian: It’s not what I said. The things have improved.

American: Why were you forced to move out of your country to work here?
Indian: I was not forced. There are greater opportunities here.

American: You lack opportunities in your country?
Indian: A lot new opportunities have come up now.

American: What is the reason for poor state of affairs in India?
Indian: Oh it’s all because of corrupt politicians.

American: Why do you guys vote for such leaders?
Indian: People are illiterate and are duped on the basis of caste and religion.

American: It sounds too bad.
Indian: Not so, as I said the things have improved a lot.

American: Tell me.
Indian: Our economy is improving day by day. We have multi-stories, malls, discos and per capita has improved a lot.

American: I heard that you guys have very high crime rate and officials too corrupt.
Indian: No it’s not so. As I said, its improving as country is developing.

American: You guys work for cheap here, don’t you think you are exploited?
Indian: I save enough to send back home. It is enough for my family there.

American: Don’t you miss your family?
Indian: I miss them dearly.

American: Why don’t you bring them here then?
Indian: I won’t be able to afford it. I go and meet them once a year.

American: It all made me sad but I really like your spirit. Bye
Indian: Good Bye Sir.

Just change American by someone from say Mumbai/Delhi and Indian by someone say from UP/Bihar and the question/answers remains the same. Is struggle the essence of life? I fail to find an answer. All I can do is vow to work harder than ever to erase the need for such questions, the need for such answers and the existence of such differences.

Written by arpitgarg

April 9, 2009 at 7:01 am

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