Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Bay Area soars above rest of nation in recreational drug use

`Bay Area residents use more drugs than any other metropolitan area in the country, and medical marijuana could be part of the reason, according to officials.

The percentage of people interviewed who had used marijuana, cocaine or heroin in the Bay Area, which included Fremont and Oakland, was 12.7 percent 3 percent higher than Seattle, the second highest-ranking area with 9.6 percent. [..]

The Bay Areas drug results were higher than expected, according to Jim Stillwell, San Francisco Countys Alcohol and Drug Program administrator.

San Francisco has always been high, but Im surprised that its that much higher than the others, Stillwell said.’

That’s nothing. I’m sure there was a survey recently that put Australians closer to 50%. 🙂

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