The four-leaf clover won’t be the only herb associated with Boston for long – the hub was ranked the second most pot-friendly city in America by The Daily Beast, according to last week’s edition of Newsweek, its sister publication.

Smoked out only by first-ranked Tallahassee, Fla., Boston gained its spot based on arrests and usage data from federal statistics as well as an analysis of the city’s “local pot culture.”

“That’s f—— ridiculous. We’re number one!” said Bill Downing, chairman of the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition, the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. “Nobody smokes more pot than Massachusetts residents!”

MassCann is known for organizing the second largest annual gathering for the decriminalization of marijuana called the “Freedom Rally,” also known as “Hempfest,” which usually occurs during late September.

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Daily Free Press (BU), May 3, 2011