"I'm writing a feature about cocaine cut with coconut extract doing the rounds, and I was wondering whether I could talk to anyone about the science behind the two being combined, and whether it can impact how safe it is."My reaction (and that of just about anyone I asked) was a general "dafuq?!" - especially b/c I later learned that, of all things, this was meant to be an indicator of purity - and my response accordingly read:
"Hi, I'm happy to help if I can, but.... are you sure this is a thing?? Where did you hear about this?"Sure enough though, it turned out to be a thing, and I did my best to answer the questions shot my way (...with a straight face - thankfully they were in writing). I don't know what - if any of it - will make it into the article, but here's what I had to say about that.
I'd love to hear what those in the know have to say about it, btw. I'm only as smart as a ~1hr Google search here.