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Marijuana Use by State – Past Month Use (%)

National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2011 - 2012

State
Total, 12+
12 to 17
18 to 25
25+
Alabama 5.07 5.62 14.34 3.38
Alaska 12.97 10.01 24.77 11.18
Arizona 7.22 8.37 17.2 5.33
Arkansas 5.3 6.01 14.71 3.61
California 9.08 8.83 21.74 6.74
Colorado 10.41 10.47 26.81 7.63
Connecticut 8.44 8.72 23.66 6.01
Delaware 7.49 9.58 20.95 4.95
District of Columbia 10.45 9.35 24.49 7.24
Florida 6.65 7.03 19.02 4.73
Georgia 5.96 7.2 16.65 3.88
Hawaii 7.57 9.69 18.15 5.69
Idaho 5.29 6.21 13.09 3.77
Illinois 7.03 6.94 20.27 4.79
Indiana 6.2 6.25 16.78 4.31
Iowa 6.1 6.65 16.84 4.13
Kansas 4.06 5.47 11.34 2.55
Kentucky 5.63 6.06 17.35 3.65
Louisiana 4.62 5.01 13 3.02
Maine 8.38 8.94 22.66 6.29
Maryland 5.81 7.54 17.53 3.66
Massachusetts 9.37 10.58 25.77 6.34
Michigan 8.89 8.89 22.13 6.61
Minnesota 6.3 7.27 17.58 4.33
Mississippi 5.8 6.32 15.86 3.88
Missouri 5.94 7.28 17.41 3.83
Montana 10.45 9.56 26.51 7.94
Nebraska 5.51 6.53 14.83 3.74
Nevada 8.36 8.77 20.01 6.44
New Hampshire 8.37 9.61 26.37 5.41
New Jersey 6.05 6.85 19.26 3.96
New Mexico 9.14 9.82 21.35 6.94
New York 8.24 7.86 21.35 5.98
North Carolina 6.49 7.69 19.28 4.24
North Dakota 5.15 6.02 14.44 3.07
Ohio 7.37 7.53 19.22 5.39
Oklahoma 6.04 6.37 14.14 4.55
Oregon 12.16 9.86 25.81 10.25
Pennsylvania 6.18 6.87 17.54 4.2
Rhode Island 13 12.44 30.16 9.74
South Carolina 7.2 7.24 19.24 5.15
South Dakota 5.79 6.44 13.95 4.28
Tennessee 5.41 5.92 14.7 3.81
Texas 5.11 6.32 13.76 3.3
Total U.S. 7.13 7.55 18.89 5.05
Utah 4.41 5.12 9.83 3.04
Vermont 12.86 13.36 33.18 9.34
Virginia 5.54 6.61 17.06 3.44
Washington 10.21 9.45 23.44 8.11
West Virginia 5.27 6.63 17.55 3.29
Wisconsin 6.69 7.78 18.18 4.65
Wyoming 5.68 6 13.06 4.36

Christopher Ingraham is a data journalist focusing primarily on issues of politics, policy and economics.

He previously worked at the Brookings Institution and the Pew Research Center. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/05/where-americans-smoke-marijuana-the-most