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Let's Find Out the Meaning of 8 Ball Drug | International Drug Abuse Day

Let's Find Out the Meaning of 8 Ball Drug | International Drug Abuse Day

In : Offbeat By storytimes About :-1 year ago

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Find Out the Meaning of "8-Ball"

“Drugs” is the biggest threat for our society nowadays. There are many forms of drugs are available in the market – some are legal and useful to treat major diseases and some are illegal which can ruin lives. In many countries selling or buying illegal drugs is a punishable offense. But there is a term that associated with the drugs i.e. “8-Ball Drug” or “Eight Ball Drug”. Now the question arises that what it is and how it associated with drugs. Today at International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, let’s find out the meaning of the term.

8-Ball Drug

What kind of drug is an 8 ball Drug?

8-Ball Drug

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"8-Ball Drug" is not a type of drug; it is the unit for drug(s) measurement. The term “8-Ball Drug” tends to the weight, not the content. It means an eighth of an ounce or 3.5 grams of drug(s). Its most commonly associated with cocaine, although you can certainly buy an 8-Ball of heroin, or ecstasy, or any other drug sold as the bulk powder. Although cocaine is a drug that socially shared, often with friends, it usually purchased in these relatively larger amounts rather than heroin.

The heroin is weighed distinctly than Crystal (meth). Thus an 8-ball of either costs differently and weighs out differently. You have to pay the highest price to buy the smallest amount of the heroin. Usually with meth the more you buy, the more you get- like Costco, (not the best example). However, with weed- it is an entirely different story.

How much is an eight ball of coke or how much is in an eight ball drug?

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As stated earlier that eight ball drug is the unit to measure drug and it means an eighth of an ounce or 3.5 grams of drug(s). So the buyers and drug dealers named this amount eight ball drug of coke. The drug dealers use this term as code word while selling the drugs.