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Montana 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

Mexican drug trafficking organizations provide most of the methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin used in Montana: sources of supply include Colorado, the Pacific Northwest, the southwest, and Mexico. Methamphetamine is also produced in small local labs and some marijuana is grown locally. Club drugs are supplied primarily from the Seattle, Washington, area, and most traffickers are young white males. In 2007 federal drug seizures in Montana included 333.1 kilograms of marijuana, 3.4 kilograms of methamphetamine, and 2,567 dosage units of MDMA (ecstasy).

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in Montana and is widely available throughout the state, most frequently “B.C. Bud” or “Kind Bud” from the Pacific Northwest and western Canada. Methamphetamine is the most significant drug problem in Montana, according to law enforcement ...

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