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State Ranks Fourth for Illicit Drug Use

SALEM, Ore. — A new report says Oregon ranks fourth in the country for illicit drug use.

The Oregon High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Monday released its 2013 Threat Assessment and Counter-Drug Strategy.

The report says the number of illicit drug deaths rose between 2010 and 2011 by 20 percent.

Heroin deaths spiked more than any other drug. There were 59 percent more of them.

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  1. Dave says:

    This “report”, which I’ve read, is nothing but an excuse to attack Oregon’s Medical Marijuana statute. Got some news for you fellas: we’re going to legalize marijuana just like Washington did. And there ain’t a damn thing you can do about it.

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