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How Much Is a Gram of Coke?

Cocaine is an addictive stimulant that has direct effects on the brain. Cocaine is referred to as the drug of the 1980s and 1990s because it was extensively used and popular in that period. The drug is sold as a fine, white and crystalline powder. Its street names include coke, snow, C, flake, and blow. Cocaine dealers add inert substances to the drug including talcum powder, cornstarch, and sugar. They also add active drugs such as procaine and amphetamine.

How Much Is a Gram of Coke?

The price of a gram of cocaine varies between 20 and 60 dollars depending on the dealer and quality of cocaine. An ounce of cocaine costs 1,000 to 1,400 dollars. An eighth of a gram (8 ball) costs between 120 and 150 dollars while a quarter of a gram costs 250-350 dollars. How much is a gram of coke in different states? The table below outlines the estimated prices of coke in different states in America.

Note: The word “8 ball” comes from the fact that 3.5 grams is about an eighth of an ounce (28.3 grams).

Place

Price

Place

Price

Alabama

  • Birmingham $80-$100
  • Mobile $80-$100
  • Montgomery $80-100

Arizona

  • ŸPhoenix $40 – $60 per gram, $80 – $100 “8 ball”
  • ŸTucson $35 – $50 per gram, $75 – $125 “8 ball”

Arkansas

  • Fayetteville $100 – $200
  • Fort Smith $100
  • Little Rock $80 – $100

Alaska

  • Anchorage $100 – $150

California

  • Fresno $75 – $90
  • Los Angeles $70 -$85
  • San Diego $50 – $80
  • San Francisco $60 – $80

Connecticut

  • Bridgeport $65 – $90
  • Hartford $60 – $90
  • New Haven $60 – $85

Colorado

  • Colorado Springs $80 – $100
  • Denver $50 – $80

Delaware

  • Wilmington $100 – $125

Florida

  • Jacksonville $60 – $100, $150 “8 ball”
  • Miami $55 – $115
  • Orlando $65 – $100

Georgia

  • ŸAtlanta $100
  • ŸColumbus $80 – $100
  • ŸSavannah $70 – $100

Hawaii

  • Honolulu $100 – $130, $250 – $350 “8 ball”

Iowa

  • ŸCedar Rapids $125 – $170
  • ŸDes Moines $150

Idaho

  • Boise $100 – $110

Indiana

  • ŸBoise $100 – $110

Illinois

  • Chicago $100 – $125
  • Rockford $100
  • Springfield $100

Kansas

  • ŸWichita $100

Kentucky

  • Lexington $100 – $150
  • London $100 – $125
  • Louisville $90 – $100

Louisiana

  • ŸBaton Rouge $100
  • ŸNew Orleans $90 – $150
  • ŸShreveport $100

Maine

  • Bangor $100 – $125
  • Lewiston $80 – $100
  • Portland $85 – $100

Mississippi

  • ŸGulfport $100
  • ŸJackson $80 – $125
  • ŸOxford $100

Massachusetts

  • Boston $50 – $90
  • Springfield $60 – $100
  • Worcester $50 – $60

Michigan

  • ŸDetroit $100
  • ŸGrand Rapids $90 – $100
  • ŸSaginaw $100 – $125

Maryland

  • Baltimore $100 – $150

Minnesota

  • ŸMinneapolis $75 – $150

Missouri

  • Kansas City $150 – $200
  • St. Louis $100 – $125

Montana

  • ŸBillings $100 – $125
  • ŸGreat Falls $100

Nebraska

  • Grand Island $50 – $75O
  • Maha $100

Nevada

  • ŸLas Vegas $40 – $80
  • ŸReno $50 – $75, $220 – $275 “8 ball”

New Hampshire

  • Concord $100 – $120, $250 “8 ball”
  • Manchester $70 – $100

New Jersey

  • Atlantic City $50 – $100
  • ŸCamden $45 – $100
  • ŸNewark $75 – $100

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque $50 – $75, $150 – $175 “8 ball”
  • Las Cruces $25 – $75, $70 – $150 “8 ball”

New York

  • ŸAlbany $50 – $75, $160 – $180 “8 ball”
  • ŸBuffalo $55 – $80, $150 -$175 “8 ball”
  • ŸNew York City $25 – $75, $120 – $150 “8 ball”

North Carolina

  • Albuquerque $50 – $75, $150 – $175 “8 ball”
  • Las Cruces $25 – $75, $70 – $150 “8 ball”

North Dakota

  • ŸFargo $125 – $140

Ohio

  • Cincinnati $60 – $115
  • Cleveland $65 – $100
  • Columbus $90 – $100
  • Dayton $75 – $100
  • Toledo $60 – $90, $125 – $175 “8 ball”

Oklahoma

  • ŸOklahoma City $80 – $95
  • ŸTulsa $80 – $100

Oregon

  • Eugene $60 – $85
  • Portland $100

Pennsylvania

  • ŸAllentown $75 – $100
  • ŸPhiladelphia $110
  • ŸPittsburgh $75 – $100

Puerto Rico

  • San Juan $20 – $30

Rhode Island

  • ŸProvidence $100

South Carolina

  • Charleston $60 – $90
  • Columbia $125
  • Greenville $100

South Dakota

  • ŸRapid City $100, $300 “8 ball”
  • ŸSioux Falls $100

Tennessee

  • Knoxville $100
  • Memphis $100
  • Nashville $100 – $120

Texas

  • ŸDallas $50 – $80
  • ŸEl Paso $40 – $50
  • ŸHouston $50
  • ŸLaredo $40
  • ŸSan Antonio $45

Utah

  • Salt Lake City $100

Vermont

  • ŸBurlington $85 – $100

Virginia

  • Charlottesville $150
  • Fairfax $100, $150 – $200 “8 ball”
  • Hampton / Newport News $175 – $240 “8 ball”
  • Norfolk $150 – $200 “8 ball”
  • Richmond $75 – $100, $150 – $200 “8 ball”
  • Roanoke $80 – $100, $180 – $225 “8 ball”
  • Virginia Beach $100, $125 – $200 “8 ball”
  • Williamsburg $150

Washington

  • ŸSeattle $35 – 70
  • ŸSpokane $45 – $70
  • ŸYakima $50

WashingtonDC

  • District of Columbia $150 – $225

West Virginia

  • ŸCharleston $100, $250 – $325 “8 ball”

Wisconsin

  • Green Bay $75 – $100
  • Madison $100
  • Milwaukee $85 – $100

Wyoming

  • ŸCheyenne $95 – $105

How Much Is Coke in Asian Countries?

The previous section answers the question, ‘how much is a gram of coke?’ but focuses on the United States. This section outlines the prices of cocaine in Asian countries.

Country

Prices

Country

Prices

Lebanon

Gram $75; Kilogram $50,000 – $80,000

Indonesia

Gram $160

Syria

Gram $100; Kilogram $50,000 – $70,000

Iran

Gram $125

Israel

Gram $70; Kilogram $37,000 – $55,000

 Bahrain

Gram $160

Jordan

Gram $80; Kilogram $64,000 – $70,000

Malaysia

Gram $125

Philippines

Gram $90; Kilogram $85,000 – $93,000

Singapore

Gram $170

Hong Kong

Gram $105; Kilogram $30,000 – $50,000

Thailand

Gram $65

Japan

Gram $200; Kilogram $45,000 – $55,000

 

 

Health Costs of Coke

Coke is a costly drug that has adverse effects on physical health. After addressing the question, ‘how much is a gram of coke?’ it is important to consider the health costs of coke.

Short Term Effects

The immediate effect of cocaine is an intense high feeling, followed by intense depression, drug craving, and edginess. Cocaine users have poor eating habits and experience sleeping problems, increased heart rate, convulsions, and muscle spasms. They may feel angry, anxious, paranoid, and hostile even if they have not used the drug. Cocaine users are prone to a heart attack, breathing complications, stroke or seizures irrespective of the amount of coke used and its frequency. Any of these complications can lead to a sudden death.

Long Term Effects

Cocaine is an addictive drug. It is difficult to predict and control the extent to which an individual uses the drug after trying it for the first time. Cocaine has stimulating and addictive effects because it inhibits the reabsorption of dopamine into the nerve cells. Dopamine is part of the brain’s reward system and is linked to addictive properties of all major drugs. The long-term effects of cocaine use include permanent damage to heart and brain blood vessels, high blood pressure that leads to heart attacks, stroke or death, and damage to the liver and kidney. Cocaine destroys nose tissues and causes respiratory failure when smoked. It causes infectious diseases and abscesses when injected.

Other long-term effects include:

  • Malnutrition leading to weight loss
  • Severe tooth decay, severe depression
  • Delirium or psychosis
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Sexual and reproductive complications in men and women
  • Auditory and tactile hallucinations
  • Irritability and mood disturbance
  • Tolerance and addiction even after one-time use

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