More than 4 million regular users of cocaine in the United States make it worth more than gold; from a Peruvian farm crop to a product of the Sinaloa Cartel; a celebrity dealer who supplies the red carpet; a hot pursuit of drug planes.
Cocaine is the second most popular illegal recreational drug in the United States behind cannabis, and the U.S. is the world's largest consumer of cocaine. In 2020, Oregon became the first U.S. state to decriminalize cocaine.
The new law in Oregon prevents people with small amounts of cocaine from facing jail time.
Frank Lucas was an American drug trafficker who operated in Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was known for cutting out middlemen in the drug trade and buying heroin...