Posted by Marcus on January 28, 2001
In Reply to: Re: Chasing the Dragon posted by ESC on January 28, 2001
: : : : Need origin, if anyone knows it, please let me know!
: : : : Thanks!
: : : : I've heard it refered to as free basing cocaine.
: : The phrase refers to heating cocain and breathing the fumes (as I am sure
: : you all knew!). So as cocain when heated gives off white smoke perhaps the
: : origin is in chasing the white wispy smoke or because cocain originally
: : came from the East. Maybe someone else knows more?
: Maybe it refers to a "fire-breathing dragon"?
: actually it was heroin and smoking it was known as "chui long" or chasing the dragon in Chinese.