San Francisco, Illicit drug-use, North Dakota.
Mallard is unwilling to be explicit about why exactly this fact should be self-evident, preferring innuendo in place of any discussion.
The article, by contrast, delves into the potential reasons:
"The fact that state law allows the use of medical marijuana and that we have a population with a high rate of AIDS that might need to use medical marijuana may contribute to the rates," says Alice Gleghorn, deputy director of community behavioral health services in San Francisco's Department of Public Health. "We do have a cultural regional norm with regard to medical-marijuana use."And yet, no matter what else you can say about today's panel, it makes me want to live in a place without gravity where people have only 4 toes.
The coastal area north of San Francisco, included in the study as part of the metropolitan area, is known as a popular marijuana growing spot. "Where marijuana is very accessible, you're going to get higher use," Gleghorn says.