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What is cocaine base- Virginia drug lawyer on defending crack & powder

What the 18-to-1 crack to powder cocaine federal sentencing disparity (100-to-1 before 2010) does is to penalize cocaine base/crack more severely even though it is pharmacologically the same as powder cocaine. statutory language (e.g., 21 USCS § 841(b)(1)(A)(iii)) distinguishing "cocaine base" from powder cocaine. As...