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New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire's border with Canada and the seacoast provide several points of entry for drugs. Marijuana is the most common drug of abuse in the state, and most marijuana in the state comes from Mexico, although recently high-grade hydroponic marijuana with a high tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content (in some cases over 22 percent) has become increasingly common. Methamphetamine use is increasing, particularly in coastal New Hampshire, and is primarily transported from Mexico via mail and privately owned vehicles rather than created locally (in 2006 there were only two meth lab incidents in New Hampshire). Dominican traffickers distribute most of the cocaine and heroin in the state, and powder and crack cocaine are available throughout the state with availability recently increasing in the seacoast area. Heroin use ...

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