by Mike Adams
the Health Ranger
June 09, 2011
Coca leaves have been chewed and
consumed as tea for thousands of years in the high Andes.
They are rich in many essential
Indigenous tradition and
scientific studies have both confirmed that in their natural form,
the leaves are completely safe and non-addictive - it takes
intensive processing and toxic chemical ingredients to produce
That's why more and more coca-containing
products have started to hit the market in Andean countries in the
past few years.
Yet the United States still aggressively pursues an eradication
policy that encourages Andean governments to spray their forests
with toxic chemicals to eliminate this medicinal crop. It is illegal
to import or possess the leaves under U.S. law - unless you're
In an effort to preserve the traditional
flavor of the best-selling drink, the company long ago convinced the
U.S. government to exempt it from the law.
(Coca-Cola, by the way, used to literally contain cocaine
in its original formula. The practice was halted in 1903, but
the name persisted. The "coca" part of "coca-cola" is derived from
the coca plant, and the "kola" comes from the kola nut which also
flavored the original beverage.)
history of Coca-Cola, coca leaves and cocaine
Coca-Cola is the only U.S. corporation that has been granted the
right to legally import coca leaves into the United States,
via a coca processing lab known as
the Stepan Company).
In 1922, the
Jones-Miller Act banned
cocaine imports into the United States, but Coca-Cola (and its lab)
was granted an exception. This exception remained a secret until the
late 1980's when the New York Times seemed shocked to discover the
New York Times published in 1988:
This week, details of how Coca-Cola obtains the coca and how it is
processed emerged from interviews with Government officials and
scientists involved in drug research programs.
They identified the
Illinois-based Stepan Company as the importer and processor of the
coca used in Coke. After Stepan officials acknowledged their ties to
Coca-Cola, the soft drink giant confirmed those details of its
In a telephone interview from Coca-Cola's Atlanta headquarters,
Randy Donaldson, a company spokesman, said,
''Ingredients from the coca leaf are
used, but there is no cocaine in it and it is all tightly
overseen by regulatory authorities.''
100 tons of cocaine
ingredients each year - let's do the math
Approximately 100 metric tons of coca leaves are imported to
the Stepan Company each year under "special permission" from the DEA.
Keep all this in mind when you consider
the total fraud of the current "War on Drugs" and how young African
American men are given ten-year prison sentences for pot possession
while one of the largest corporations in America is actually
importing leaves that are used to manufacture cocaine.
Once the coca leaves are imported into the USA under these special
permissions from the DEA, the cocaine is extracted out of the coca
leaves. Coca-Cola doesn't use the cocaine, you see. There is no
cocaine in Coca-Cola today.
This brings up an obvious question:
Where does all the white powder
cocaine go if not to Coca-Cola?
It turns out that this cocaine is
sold to a St. Louis company called
Mallinckrodt receives not only all the cocaine from the Coca-Cola
imports, but also imports opium from India.
In addition, this company also buys THC extracted from marijuana
grown in the United States.
So much for the War on Drugs, huh?
It turns out if you buddy up to
and federal regulators, you can make all the cocaine you want while
buying opium and marijuana by the ton - as long as you're a powerful
corporation with ties to Coca-Cola and other wealthy organizations.
More than a
quarter ton of cocaine for "medicinal" use?
It's a reasonable question to wonder where all this cocaine and
opium ends up going after it arrives at Mallinckrodt.
explanation is that it's for "medical use." But let's do the math on
this and see if that explanation holds water.
According to various websites that are readily found in any search
engine, it takes roughly 300 grams of coca leaves to produce 1 gram
of refined cocaine. This means that 100 metric tons of coca leaves
(100 x 1000 kilograms, or 100,000 kilograms) can produce roughly 333
kilos of cocaine each year.
Ask around... That's a lot of cocaine.
Remember, too, that these are
333 kilos of cocaine approved by the DEA - an agency which claims to
be fighting a "war on drugs" but somehow grants immunity to
Coca-Cola suppliers who are literally manufacturing hundreds of
kilos of cocaine each year.
All this brings up the obvious question:
What is the Mallinckrodt
company doing with 333 kilos of cocaine each year? Throwing a big
annual Christmas party or something?
It is impossible to imagine that 333
kilos of cocaine are being used for "medical purposes" unless you
have a very loose definition of "medical purposes."
Although this is pure conjecture, I
wouldn't be surprised to learn if a significant portion of this was
handed out to top DEA officials as bribes to pay them off and keep
the cocaine operation running.
of cocaine for the entire U.S. Congress!
Continuing with the math, 333 kilos is (obviously) 333,000 grams of
cocaine. How much cocaine is that, exactly?
Well, according to
TheGoodDrugsGuide.com, a typical
"line" of cocaine (a "line" is what a typical user will inhale to
ingest the cocaine) contains 50 - 75mg, or roughly 1/20th
of a gram.
This means that each gram of cocaine is enough to make up to 20
"lines" of cocaine, give or take, depending on how crazy you and
your friends are.
Multiply that by the 333,000 grams of cocaine that could be produced
from the 100 metric tons of cocaine leaves being imported into the
USA each year, and you come to the astonishing realization that the
coca leaves imported for the benefit of the Coca-Cola company can be
processed into the equivalent of 6.66 million lines of cocaine each
Here's the math again (calculations are all rounded for the sake of
convenience, so they're just rough estimates):
100 metric tons of coca leaves =
100,000 kilograms of coca leaves
100,000 kilograms of coca leaves
produces 333 kilograms of cocaine
333 kilograms equals 333,000
333,000 grams of cocaine can be
divided into 6.66 million "lines" of cocaine
P.S.: According to Wiki
Answers, 333,000 grams of cocaine is worth roughly $16.7 million on
the street (at $50 a gram).
It strains the limits of believability to think that 333,000 grams
of cocaine are being used for "medical purposes" in America.
where are 333,000 grams of cocaine being used for "medical
purposes?" I mean, have you ever gone to your
doctor and watched him write a prescription for cocaine? Nope.
This seemingly leaves only three possibilities for where all this
cocaine is going:
Possibility #1) The Mallinckrodt
company might be stockpiling massive amounts of cocaine each
year, perhaps dwarfing Disneyland's "Space Mountain" ride.
Possibility #2) The Mallinckrodt
company might be somehow destroying massive amounts of
cocaine each year. (But human greed probably prevents this
from happening, given that this white power is so darned
Possibility #3) The Mallinckrodt
company might be "losing track" of massive amounts of
cocaine each year (i.e. it 'disappears' out the back door and
into the hands of DEA agents and politicians who keep the
whole operation "legal"). This is one case where
brown-nosing the DEA leaves a thin layer of white dust on
your nose, too.
Or hey, maybe all this cocaine is being
quietly distributed to all the doctors and pharmacists who are
chronically addicted to drugs themselves - it's a huge percentage of
the medical workforce because they have access to drugs on a
day-to-day basis and they think they need a pharmaceutical kick to
survive their long work hours.
6.66 million lines of cocaine is enough
to keep a few thousand pharmacists churning away, filling
high-profit prescriptions for painkillers and psychiatric drugs that
turn everybody else into addicts, too.
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Big Pharma has
a long history of manufacturing cocaine
Interesting historical fact: At the turn of the 20th
century, many giants of the pharmaceutical industry were
These companies included,
Merck, the present-day manufacturer of
Gardasil vaccines, dominated the
cocaine market. (Source:
Andean Cocaine - The Making of A Global Drug, by Paul Gootenberg).
It just goes to show you that drug
companies don't really care much about what they're selling you as
long as it makes them a profit.
Your doctor is your dealer, and
Big Pharma is his hook-up.