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Minnesota Laws and Programs

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

The laws in Minnesota that apply to controlled substance regulation are codified in Sections 152 and 609 of the Minnesota Statutes of 2009. Programs that highlight current drug policy include Minnesota Drug and DWI Courts, employment drug and alcohol testing, and prescription drug abuse monitoring.

The provisions of the Criminal Code of the State of Minnesota that apply to possession and sale of illegal drugs appear in Section 152 titled “Controlled Substance Crimes.” Section 609 specifies the elements of violent crimes that may result from commission of Section 152 offenses: for example, “Use of Drugs to Injure or Facilitate Crime” and “Great Bodily Harm Caused by Distribution of Drugs.” A person convicted of possession and sale of such substances as heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine in ...

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