Cocaines texture, ranging from crumbly to crystalline, is dependant upon origin and processing of the powdered form of cocaine.
Freebase cocaine releases methylecgonidine into the users body. Methylecgonidine is not introduced into the body when snorting or injecting cocaine. This suggests freebase cocaine is more toxic than the other two ways of using.
Smoking freebase cocaine is popular because its effects are almost instantaneous. Its effects are much more intense as well but do not last as long compared to snorting cocaine.