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Michigan Laws and Programs

  • By: Sarah Boslaugh
  • In: Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
  • Edited by: Mark A. R. Kleiman & James E. Hawdon
  • Subject:Public Policy, Drug Crimes

Michigan's border with Canada makes it an entry point for several types of drugs and the rural nature of much of the state allows cultivation of marijuana and the creation of local methamphetamine labs. B.C. Bud, a type of Canadian indoor-grown marijuana, has become popular because of its high THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana) content and now competes with locally grown and Mexican marijuana.

Canadian marijuana is brought into the state through the northern border ports by Asian organized crime groups. Club drugs such as MDMA (ecstasy) and GHB are also brought in through the northern border, primarily from the Toronto area, by various types of traffickers. Cocaine and crack cocaine trafficking and abuse remain high in Michigan, with the drug primarily supplied ...

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