Saginaw, MI, Michigan
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4
Legislation: The penalty for the use of marijuana is up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $100.
Possession of marijuana in any amount is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000, unless the possession occurred in a public or private park, which increases the penalty to a possible 2 years in prison.
Law enforcement: Saginaw is a very diverse city, so it all depends on which part of town you get caught in. It also depends on who catches you.. Township police, City police, Sheriff, or the State boys.
Township Police – Since the Township police have the duty of protecting the ‘good’ side of town, they will look for anything, and these guys just love to ruin your day. Depending how they feel about you, they will most likely charge you to the fullest.
City Police – The city cops really have a lot more on their mind than busting potheads, being as they are looking for the real trouble, they are by far the most relaxed about marijuana if you aren’t causing a problem and have a little common sense. But if you are caught selling – theres a problem.
Sheriff – The City police and Sheriff dept. work a lot together, mostly because the stations are right next to each other, so what’s said about the city police can be shared for them as well. Most of the time they will just give whatever they took back because they have way worse things to go after than someone smoking herb.
State Police – If you see any State patrol vehicles in town, their looking for one thing, and thats any violations they can pull someone over for. Expect to be searched regardless of any suspicions that may or may not be there. This is not to say they are assholes, because unlike the Township police, they are generally respectful people – just out there to do their job, so try and stay clear.
Where to buy marijuana: Buying marijuana in Saginaw is not a difficult thing to do. If your an outsider looking to score, one of many places to try is in Old Saginaw City (aka Old Town or Celebration Square), down by the river near the Red Eye coffee shop. Another place to look is the bars, just ask around because there are a lot of pot smokers around Saginaw, so your best bet is to talk to people in their 20’s.. even if they don’t smoke, chances are they know who does.. don’t be afraid.
Having no luck? Your sure to find some on the east side if your comfortable riding through the hood to look for a dealer, because there’s plenty of them selling any drug under the sun.
If your coming into the Township, bud may be harder to find for outsiders since 90% of the deals are done on a friend-to-friend basis and all connections are kept pretty discreet. If you know someone who smokes that lives there, however.. you will be open to a large availability of marijuana and there should always be someone who can supply you, dealer or not.
Marijuana prices: In Saginaw you can find any quality of bud you want, from dirt Mexican brick weed to that sticky Canadian chron. You get what you pay for.
Schwag: 1/8th for $10, 1/4’s for $20, 1/2oz. for $30, Oz. for $60.
Middies: 1g for $5, 1/8th’s for $20, 1/4’s for $30-$40, 1/2oz. for $60, Oz. for $100-$130.
Chronic: 1g for $10-$15, 1/8th for $60-$70, 1/4’s for $120-$130, 1/2oz. for $200-230, Oz. for $400-$420.
More information: A bit of caution to those who come to Saginaw. Don’t be fooled… Saginaw is half-and-half, very wealthy and also one of the most ghetto places you’ll ever go. Divided by the river are the East and West side. The west side (the Township and Old Town), mostly caucasian, is the best place to travel if your from out of town. If you venture out towards the east, you’ll find your surroundings to change pretty fast, and if you aren’t careful, you’ll get robbed or scammed when looking for herb. Regardless of where you come from, if you mind your own business around Saginaw, you wont have any trouble.