The claim that coca tea is the reason for a positive cocaine test seems to fall on deaf ears quite often. For the U.S. Department of Transportation, this is officially no excuse. As clearly stated in the drug policy: You are not allowed to import coca leaves into the United States. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, "it is illegal to import coca leaves into the United States for any purpose, including brewing tea or chewing." Nevertheless, the case studies from Bolivia, Peru and Colombia provide valuable clues on strategies that could successfully solve the dilemma of coca and cocaine, as well as other controversial substances around the world. Coca is mainly used in Bolivia, Peru and Colombia and is to a lesser extent found in Argentina, Chile and Ecuador. Within these countries, it is associated with Andean regions, and availability and legality may vary – check country-specific items. Where it is legal, it is widely available in grocery stores, convenience stores, herbal pharmacies, and tourist stores. The world`s largest coca producers – Peru, Colombia and Bolivia – have experimented with these different strategies. The results are revealing and complicated. To learn how countries can better manage the future of coca and cocaine, it`s important to explore the plant`s controversial past and present.
While cocaine is one of the most addictive and harmful substances in the world, coca is not associated with harmful addiction. I enjoyed reading the article above, really explains everything in detail about coca tea. Can I buy 1 kg? Regards, Hayley, I just received a nice big cargo of 1kg of coca tea powder from Coca Tea Express, I came to the conclusion that these guys are absolutely right with their customer service and more importantly, I have never lost money or package order from this company! It`s actually not a crack in any way and these guys also have the root bark of Acacia Confusa!!! What I think to come with a nice big case of the bark itself. Cough! Uh uh uh huhhhh. 😜 Still serious, although you won`t waste your money or time dealing with these guys! cocateaexpress.com is the URL of the website. I have already placed orders with Peruvian companies and all my orders have been confiscated by customs. In the United States, people could buy cocaine over the counter until 1914. The substance has been mixed with many beverages, such as wine and Coca-Cola, which is always flavored with decocaized coca leaves. These products have become popular not only because of their stated medicinal benefits, but also because of the romanticized Inca origin of the coca leaf. Hi Bayan. I am pretty sure that coca leaves and other coca products are banned from importation into Canada. I did a quick search and a superintendent of the Canada Border Services Agency says the same thing in this 2014 article: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/top-10-drugs-seized-at-montreal-s-trudeau-airport-1.2728341 But I also read that no one in Canada has ever been charged with importing coca leaves into Canada, although I don`t know if that`s true.
When it comes to blogs and websites in Bolivia, I can`t think of anything at the moment. I`m sure there are some who accept guest messages, but I don`t know of any who pay. But there are many travel sites that pay for items, so you can easily find some with a little research. Thank you, Tony. Hello! I surf on my laptop in your coca tea shop. Our strategy was based on two pillars: the lack of evidence of damage to health and the importance of traditional cultural use. First, I have argued that coca leaves are not listed by the Spanish court as a substance endangering human health. In addition, there is indeed no evidence of negative health effects from the use of the coca leaf.
We considered that if the coca leaf in the defendant`s possession was not intended for cocaine production, the charges of harm to public health would not be tenable. At the same time, no impartial, objective and comprehensive studies of the health effects of coca leaves have been carried out. A critical review by the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, the appropriate United Nations body for recommending changes to the current classification of coca in the international drug conventions, would be fundamental to challenging the basis for including coca leaves in current international lists of controlled substances (Peru and Bolivia tried unsuccessfully to undertake such a review in 1992). Such a review is long overdue, as much of the evidence used in 1950 to place coca leaves under international control through the 1961 Single Convention would now be considered racist or would not meet basic standards such as the prevention of discrimination. I haven`t found any studies to support this hypothesis, but I imagine that chewing coca leaves the traditional way would easily trigger a positive cocaine test. They have been warned. Before you start drinking coca tea at every opportunity, you should know that it can lead to a positive drug test.