This Is the State With the Most Marijuana Users, According to Data

It wasn’t long ago when using marijuana put you at risk of being arrested—or at least on the receiving end of a pretty hefty fine. But as more and more states decriminalize—and even legalize—cannabis, people in many areas across the country can now toke up in public. In fact, at the moment, in 18 U.S. states and Washington D.C. the recreational use of marijuana is completely legal, and it is widely expected that even more states will join the club in the coming months and years. With that in mind, we wanted to see which state has the most marijuana users.

In order to find out where marijuana users are the most prevalent, we collected the percentage of adults in each state who say they’ve used cannabis within the last year, according to Statista. We used that data plus the most recent population data from the U.S. Census Bureau to calculate the number of cannabis users per capita* in each state. Read on to discover which state has the most marijuana users, and to see how common cannabis consumption is where you live.

*Per capita equates to “per 100,000 residents” throughout this ranking. 

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50

Utah

city skyline of Park City, near Silver Summit, Utahcity skyline of Park City, near Silver Summit, Utah
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 11,160

49

Texas

trees on a cliff rock wall and houses at Lake Travis in Austin, Texastrees on a cliff rock wall and houses at Lake Travis in Austin, Texas
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 11,210

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48

Mississippi

Madison, MississippiMadison, Mississippi
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 11,670

47

Virginia

landscape photo of Buchanan, Virginialandscape photo of Buchanan, Virginia
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 12,050

46

North Dakota

cityscape photo of downtown Grand Forks, North Dakotacityscape photo of downtown Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 12,170

45

South Dakota

aeriel view of houses in South Dakotaaeriel view of houses in South Dakota
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 12,260

44

New Jersey

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 12,420

43

Louisiana

walking path along Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisianawalking path along Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 12,540

42

Iowa

white houses, green land and empty roads, photo taken from above, in Iowa City, Iowawhite houses, green land and empty roads, photo taken from above, in Iowa City, Iowa
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 12,610

41

Nebraska

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 12,700

40

Alabama

A drone view of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, Alabama, which was the scene of violent clashes between civil rights marchers and local officials in 1965.A drone view of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, Alabama, which was the scene of violent clashes between civil rights marchers and local officials in 1965.
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 12,820

39

North Carolina

Aerial over the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the spring.Aerial over the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the spring.
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 12,960

38

Kentucky

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 13,000

37

Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park wyomingGrand Teton National Park wyoming
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 13,140

36

Oklahoma

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 13,150

35

Tennessee

The skyline of Chattanooga, TennesseeThe skyline of Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 13,240

34

Arkansas

Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA town skyline from above at dawn.Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA town skyline from above at dawn.
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 13,610

33

Georgia

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 13,710

32

Wisconsin

The skyline of Madison, Wisconsin from the lake at duskThe skyline of Madison, Wisconsin from the lake at dusk
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 13,770

31

South Carolina

cityscape photos of bridge, lake, and apartment buildings in Greenville, South Carolina at duskcityscape photos of bridge, lake, and apartment buildings in Greenville, South Carolina at dusk
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 13,820

30

Kansas

Cityscape photo of Overland Park, KansasCityscape photo of Overland Park, Kansas
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 13,930

29

Ohio

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 13,960

28

Idaho

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 13,960

27

Florida

Aerial drone photo of beach and condos near St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach, Florida.Aerial drone photo of beach and condos near St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach, Florida.
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 14,450

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26

Pennsylvania

Cityscape photo of street cars and building in downtown Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaCityscape photo of street cars and building in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 14,470

25

Hawaii

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 14,560

24

West Virginia

landscape photo of Cheat Leak, West Virginialandscape photo of Cheat Leak, West Virginia
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 14,650

23

Maryland

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 14,810

22

Missouri

cityscape photo of Kansas City, Missouricityscape photo of Kansas City, Missouri
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 14,820

21

Illinois

Open country road in rural Illinois as the sun setsOpen country road in rural Illinois as the sun sets
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 15,410

20

New York

Scarsdale Falls in Scarsdale, New YorkScarsdale Falls in Scarsdale, New York
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 15,530

19

Indiana

Downtown Indianapolis skyline with the Depew Memorial Fountain, Obelisk, park, and the Indiana World War Memorial in the foreground.Downtown Indianapolis skyline with the Depew Memorial Fountain, Obelisk, park, and the Indiana World War Memorial in the foreground.
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 15,890

18

Minnesota

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 15,900

17

Arizona

aeriel view of a golf course and resort in Paradise Valley, Arizonaaeriel view of a golf course and resort in Paradise Valley, Arizona
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 17,200

16

Delaware

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 17,400

15

Connecticut

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 18,680

14

California

Arcadia, CaliforniaArcadia, California
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 18,890

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13

Michigan

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 18,910

12

New Mexico

Rio Grande river and mountains in White Rock, New MexicoRio Grande river and mountains in White Rock, New Mexico
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 18,990

11

Montana

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 20,070

10

Massachusetts

public garden boston, massachusettspublic garden boston, massachusetts
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 20,870

9

New Hampshire

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 20,890

8

Rhode Island

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 21,210

7

Nevada

Genoa, NevadaGenoa, Nevada
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 22,610

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6

Washington

Medina, WashingtonMedina, Washington
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 24,180

5

Alaska

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 24,520

4

Maine

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 25,530

3

Vermont

red farmhouses, orange trees, and rural land in Reading, Vermont at sunrisered farmhouses, orange trees, and rural land in Reading, Vermont at sunrise
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 25,710

2

Colorado

a lake, trees, and houses in Cherry Hills Village, Coloradoa lake, trees, and houses in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 27,770

1

Oregon

Eugene, Oregon, USA downtown cityscape at dusk.Eugene, Oregon, USA downtown cityscape at dusk.
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 28,560

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