Study: Ore. 4th in U.S. for illegal drug use

Study: Ore. 4th in U.S. for illegal drug use

Study: Ore. 4th in U.S. for illegal drug use

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Posted on September 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 5 at 3:34 PM

SALEM -- A new report ranks Oregon fourth in the nation when it comes to illegal drug use by people 12 and older.

The numbers are based on a national study that asked people ages 12 and older about their drug use in the past 30 days.

Researchers with the Department of Justice found that marijuana use and cultivation were on the rise in Oregon.

On a more positive note, the study also found that restrictions on the sale of cold medications in Oregon seem to be helping decrease the number of methamphetamine labs.

But the report also stated that Mexican drug cartels have picked up the slack and are importing meth from other states and from south of the border.

More: Oregon Dept. of Justice

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