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Sweeping across the towns and cities of western Canada and headed eastward at an alarming pace is the drug known as crystal meth. It's more addictive than heroin or cocaine at a fraction of the cost and the high it gives can last for days. And, unlike heroin or cocaine, it can be cooked up in an kitchen or basement lab using a recipe posted on internet sites and with ingredients found on the shelves at the local pharmacy. It became a common street drug known as "speed" in the 1960s, usually taken in pill form, but lost popularity after a number of incidents that spread the warning that "speed kills." "Meth" was not a drug of choice through much of the 1970s and 1980s. In the late 1980s, a smokable, crystal form was created, perhaps in Asia, and then surfaced in California in the 1990s. It has increased in popularity among drug users in the past decade-and-a-half.
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