United States Past Month Marijuana Use, by State and Age Group (2006)

  All Ages Age 12 - 17 Age 18 - 25 Age 26 and Older
State
Users
Pct.
Users
Pct.
Users
Pct.
Users
Pct.
Alabama
181,000 4.8% 24,000 6.3% 61,000 12.2% 95,000 3.3%
Alaska
46,000 8.8% 5,000 8.3% 14,000 19.4% 26,000 6.9%
Arizona
254,000 5.2% 38,000 7.2% 93,000 14.1% 123,000 3.3%
Arkansas
131,000 5.7% 18,000 7.7% 44,000 14.4% 69,000 3.9%
California
1,970,000 6.7% 215,000 6.5% 692,000 17.0% 1,063,000 4.8%
Colorado
295,000 7.7% 29,000 7.4% 110,000 21.4% 156,000 5.3%
Connecticut
222,000 7.6% 25,000 8.4% 81,000 23.3% 116,000 5.1%
Delaware
42,000 5.9% 5,000 7.3% 17,000 18.0% 20,000 3.7%
District of Columbia
40,000 8.44% 2,000 6.81% 14,000 19.48% 24,000 6.47%
Florida
850,000 5.7% 97,000 6.9% 316,000 17.9% 437,000 3.7%
Georgia
436,000 5.9% 47,000 5.9% 151,000 15.0% 238,000 4.2%
Hawaii
57,000 5.5% 7,000 7.0% 19,000 15.5% 31,000 3.8%
Idaho
62,000 5.3% 8,000 5.9% 24,000 14.1% 30,000 3.5%
Illinois
562,000 5.4% 74,000 6.7% 219,000 15.4% 269,000 3.4%
Indiana
286,000 5.5% 34,000 6.2% 110,000 15.6% 142,000 3.6%
Iowa
116,000 4.7% 16,000 6.6% 45,000 12.9% 55,000 2.9%
Kansas
131,000 5.8% 15,000 6.6% 48,000 14.8% 67,000 4.0%
Kentucky
171,000 4.9% 22,000 6.6% 62,000 14.0% 87,000 3.2%
Louisiana
198,000 5.6% 22,000 5.7% 78,000 14.9% 98,000 3.7%
Maine
102,000 9.0% 12,000 11.0% 37,000 27.7% 53,000 5.9%
Maryland
221,000 4.8% 27,000 5.6% 78,000 13.4% 116,000 3.3%
Massachusetts
429,000 8.0% 46,000 9.0% 168,000 24.2% 215,000 5.2%
Michigan
539,000 6.4% 66,000 7.3% 188,000 17.0% 285,000 4.5%
Minnesota
307,000 7.2% 33,000 7.5% 101,000 17.0% 173,000 5.3%
Mississippi
120,000 5.1% 14,000 5.4% 43,000 12.8% 63,000 3.6%
Missouri
261,000 5.4% 32,000 6.5% 93,000 14.4% 136,000 3.7%
Montana
73,000 9.2% 8,000 10.6% 24,000 22.0% 41,000 6.8%
Nebraska
75,000 5.2% 8,000 5.5% 31,000 14.9% 36,000 3.3%
Nevada
136,000 6.8% 16,000 7.6% 40,000 16.3% 80,000 5.2%
New Hampshire
85,000 7.6% 9,000 8.2% 34,000 25.0% 41,000 4.8%
New Jersey
379,000 5.3% 47,000 6.4% 134,000 15.9% 198,000 3.5%
New Mexico
96,000 6.1% 14,000 7.8% 38,000 16.9% 44,000 3.8%
New York
1,139,000 7.1% 124,000 7.8% 426,000 20.2% 588,000 4.8%
North Carolina
399,000 5.6% 51,000 7.0% 141,000 15.7% 207,000 3.8%
North Dakota
23,000 4.4% 2,000 4.5% 10,000 11.3% 11,000 2.9%
Ohio
584,000 6.1% 68,000 7.0% 207,000 16.6% 308,000 4.2%
Oklahoma
153,000 5.3% 19,000 6.4% 54,000 13.0% 80,000 3.7%
Oregon
242,000 7.9% 25,000 8.4% 73,000 18.5% 144,000 6.1%
Pennsylvania
605,000 5.8% 66,000 6.4% 224,000 16.9% 316,000 3.9%
Rhode Island
83,000 9.2% 8,000 9.7% 35,000 27.5% 40,000 5.8%
South Carolina
191,000 5.4% 22,000 6.1% 73,000 15.8% 96,000 3.6%
South Dakota
33,000 5.2% 4,000 6.6% 13,000 14.0% 16,000 3.3%
Tennessee
303,000 6.1% 28,000 5.7% 108,000 17.0% 167,000 4.3%
Texas
800,000 4.4% 116,000 5.6% 323,000 12.1% 360,000 2.7%
Utah
85,000 4.3% 12,000 5.1% 35,000 9.6% 38,000 2.8%
Vermont
52,000 9.7% 5,000 10.1% 20,000 28.3% 27,000 6.5%
Virginia
341,000 5.5% 40,000 6.4% 123,000 15.8% 178,000 3.7%
Washington
434,000 8.3% 41,000 7.7% 138,000 20.1% 255,000 6.3%
West Virginia
92,000 6.0% 9,000 6.8% 35,000 18.7% 48,000 3.9%
Wisconsin
259,000 5.6% 31,000 6.6% 100,000 15.8% 129,000 3.7%
Wyoming
29,000 6.8% 3,000 7.6% 11,000 17.6% 15,000 4.7%
United States
14,720,000 6.0% 1,710,000 6.7% 5,356,000 16.4% 7,655,000 4.1%

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Note:

State level data is derived from biennial survey data by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. For example, data reported above for 2007 is based on the survey data from both 2006 and 2007, data reported above for 2006 is based on survey data from 2006 and 2005. More information and additional state-level drug use data is available at: http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/states.cfm. Data on drug use is sub-state areas is available at: http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/metro.htm

Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health

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