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High Noon: Portland 6th For Pot Use

Marijuana smokers gather at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Marijuana legalization advocates lit up across the country during the annual observance of 4/20, the celebration-cum-mass civil disobedience derived from
Marijuana smokers gather at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Marijuana legalization advocates lit up across the country during the annual observance of 4/20, the celebration-cum-mass civil disobedience derived from "420" - insider shorthand for cannabis consumption. (Marcio Sanchez / Associated Press)

Marijuana smokers gather at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Tuesday. Marijuana legalization advocates lit up across the country during the annual observance of 4/20, the celebration-cum-mass civil disobedience derived from "420" - insider shorthand for cannabis consumption. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

In a ranking by The Daily Beast for 4-20 (or Holiday High Day Tuesday), Portland ranked No. 6 in the nation for pot smoking, one behind San Franciso and one ahead of my old college town, Chico, Calif. Seattle ranked No. 8. And the town that leads the marijuana-use pack? Eureka, Calif. You can find all the rankings here.

Question: How can Portland rank tops when it comes to depression and No. 6 when it comes to getting high on grass?




D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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