Aug 162011
 August 16, 2011

college marijuanaI came across this list on StumbleUpon, and when I tried to click the link, it took me to a page that required login information. After several failed attempts at trying to register, I just decided to copy and paste the list below. Whether or not it is their actual list I’m not sure, but if so, here is my critique.

For starters, I am from Oregon. I grew up in Oregon, I attended and graduated from college in Oregon, and FOR THE LOVE OF MARIJUANA THERE IS NO UNIVERSITY OF OREGON ON THE TOP 20??? Ok, let’s calm down and at least give props to the universities that made the list from Oregon…oh wait, Lewis and mother f’n Clark is the sixth most marijuana friendly college in America? You better ‘check your hypotenuses dude’ because the grading scale on this list is horrendous. Has anyone ever been to Lewis and Clark’s campus? I went to a few parties there in college, and there was NO weed. None. The last party I went to there, I brought my own, and people looked at me like I was committing a lewd public act.

Reed College is slightly less uptight, but it’s known far more for pain killers and smack than it is for the lush greens. Southern Oregon University is ten times more marijuana friendly than both of those campuses combined, and even SOU pales in comparison to the Eugene campus and area. I was just there last weekend visiting Ninjasmoker smoking out at Hendricks Park. To quote Ninjasmoker, “I’ve been up here 40 times in the last few weeks to puff down, and I’ve never seen a cop. I saw two old hippies having sex, and a naked lady jogging, but I have yet to see a cop.” That’s just one of many parks and other areas that are marijuana friendly in Eugene. It doesn’t even bother me to smoke in public most of the time because it’s so accepted.

The schools in Colorado and California are no doubt legit, but Bard College? I’ve never been there, but I have to assume it can’t be too marijuana friendly when they have a legal system that cracks down on consumers with a raw ferocity. Campuses should be judged on their quality of marijuana, the quantity, the amount of activism on campus, how friendly the outside community is towards it, and above all, how much is consumed. If a school only has a student population of 1700, and it’s in a very unfriendly state, I think it’s safe to say there isn’t a whole lot going on there in regards to marijuana. I don’t care how ‘cool’ the students think it is. However, when you are published on the East Coast, it will sway your vote. West Coast publications get accused of the same thing all of the time in relation to our top campus lists. The worst 20 list is pretty cool though. I have never seen one of those before. Ok, I guess the Princeton Review isn’t all bad ha ha.

Top 20 Colleges: How Widely Used Is Marijuana?(The “Reefer Madness” List)
1. Colorado College, Colorado Springs
2. University of California – Santa Cruz
3. University of California – Santa Barbara
4. University of Colorado – Boulder
5. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
6. Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon
7. Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina
8. Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida
9. New College of Florida, Sarasota
10. University of Vermont, Burlington
11. The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
12. New York University, New York City
13. Reed College, Portland, Oregon
14. Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
15. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
16. Pitzer College, Claremont, California
17. Arizona State University, Tempe
18. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
19. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
20. Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

Bottom 20 Colleges: How Widely Used Is Marijuana?(The “Don’t Inhale” List)
1. U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
3. Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California
4. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
5. College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri
6. U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
7. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York
8. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
9. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York
10. The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
11. Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio
12. Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan
13. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
14. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
15. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
16. Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
17. Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport
18. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
19. City University of New York – Baruch College, New York City
20. City University of New York – Queens College, Flushing, New York

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  • Morganik1!

    This is absurd!!!! Oregon is as green friendly as they come. I’m a Eugene kid and know the U of O is a stanky danky college. Not only do half the students have dreadlocks and most likely grow in their dorm closet but if they don’t partake themselves then they more likely than not condone the usage and support those who do. Eugene is about as ganja friendly as possible. Whoever made this list must have a better bag than I do cause they’re fucking burnt!!!! How are New York colleges going to beat out Oregon? Shame on whoever made this ass backwards nonsense list!!!

    • http://www.theweedblog.com Johnny Green

      Amen brother!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michiganmissy MichiganMissy

    What happened to U of M in Michigan? Ann Arbor? Home of The Hash Bash and First US City to vote in a five dollar pot law? U of M didn’t make the list? Really? (this is a first) Someone did NOT do their research, this list is lame.

    • http://www.theweedblog.com Johnny Green

      U of M should DEFINITELY be up near the top. For all the reasons you just stated Missy. Either I want some of what the Princeton Review is smoking, or the person that compiled this list needs to admit that they have never smoked in their life.

  • Larissa

    Wow the person who wrote this sounds like an unimaginable douche. “Waaahh, why aren’t schools in MY home state the most popular for getting high? Waaaahh.”. Oh, because you went to a couple parties at Lewis and Clarke a few years ago, you must be the authority on how high individuals get at that school. Is this serious or is he just trying to sound like a gross, whiney stereotype of a stoner? Embarrassing. Who cares if other people are getting high, let alone being “known” for it. Almost all college campuses have tons of weed heads. And for the millionth time, smoking weed is not a competition. That’s childish. Just get high and quit trying to get cool points for it. Every college has serious stoners, not just colleges in weed friendly states. If you don’t know that, you should just stay under the rock you’ve been living beneath.