Cocaine Intoxication Law and Legal Definition

Cocaine intoxication refers to the excitement of body with cocaine or the immediate effects of cocaine in the body. Cocaine is a controlled substance which is illegal to possess, use, or distribute in the United States. It is a powerful central nervous system stimulant with potent cardiovascular side effects. The symptoms of cocaine intoxication are enlarged pupils, euphoria, agitation, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. Cocaine intoxication can be life-threatening, if the user has cardiac problems. Cocaine intoxication will cause itching, tachycardia, tachyarrhythmias, hallucinations, and paranoid delusions.

Cocaine is currently listed as a Schedule II drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This means that it has a high potential for abuse but also has limited, accepted medical use.