Coca Zero

Balko, Radley
July 2008
Reason;Jul2008, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p8
The article focuses on restrictions imposed by the United Nations' drug enforcement agency, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), on the use of coca leaves in Bolivia and Peru. People in these countries grow, chew and drink tea made from coca plants. INCB has reportedly recommended criminalizing the chewing of coca leaves and the boiling of the leaves to make tea in these countries that led to protests. It cites INCB's intention to prevent cocaine dependence of the users.


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