These 10 States Smoke The Most Weed

These 10 States Smoke The Most Weed

As the trend of marijuana decriminalization continues in America, so too do the amount of people willing to admit that they’ve taken a puff or two in the past. According to a 2013 Gallup Poll, about 38% of Americans say that they have tried marijuana in their lives.

Marijuana Use Graph

With more and more Americans willing to fess up to smoking, one begins to wonder where these smokers are dispersed throughout the country. According to a recent article, these states are rank among the highest for marijuana consumption per capita.

1. Alaska: Not who we expected to see at the top of the list. With over 68,000 people over 18 reporting marijuana use during in the past month, that means just over 13% of the Alaskan’s are lighting up. It’s a safe bet that this number will increase post-legalization.

2. Rhode Island: Another unlikely candidate for top stoner state. Just under 13% of Rhode Island’s small population said they’ve smoked in the last month.

3. Vermont: This nature-loving, organic, and hormone-free state is less of a surprise, but still beat out other states that have more progressive marijuana legislation.

4. Oregon: With new marijuana legislation in place, Oregon comes as no surprise as a weed-friendly state. Just over 12.4% of Oregonians have lighted up within the past 30 days. Now they’re doing it legally.

5. District of Columbia: We know it’s not a state, but DC ranks highly among places with high marijuana consumption. Over 10.5% of residents have smoked within the last calendar month.

6. Montana: Montana’s sparse population has some similarities to the freedom-loving, gun-toting state of Alaska. These states prize their personal liberties and smoking weed may be one of those liberties they enjoy most.

7. Colorado: The only surprise here is that Colorado wasn’t ranked higher. With tourists and residensts flocking to the state, it would come as no surprise to see CO jump up on the list in coming years.

8. Washington: Right behind Colorado both in legislation and consumption, this state will similarly keep it’s spot on this list. As WA begins to roll out retail locations, look for a bump in state consumption.

9. Massachusetts: Around 9.26% of these New Englanders say they use marijuana. The state is still working out their medical marijuana program and will likely continue to decriminalize in the next few years.

10. California: This state has an astounding 2.5 million marijuana users, but their population is similarly large. For a state that’s known for marijuana production and consumption, this came as the biggest surprise on the list.

Latest Map Showing Marijuana Laws in the United States

Latest Map Showing Marijuana Laws in the United States

This week, the cannabis legalization movement has officially exploded into the United States with legalization measures being approved by voters in Oregon, Alaska, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territory of Guam. To help you understand the policy reform in America, Live Science has provided this easy to read map to keep you up to date.

Adults aged twenty-one and over are able to legally use marijuana, and purchase it from a dispensary for recreational use in the states colored green. The asterisk is used to mark the states and district, Oregon, Alaska and D.C., where the bills have not yet become law because the changes were just voted in this week. States with a plus sign and a peach colored background have decriminalized marijuana possession, and legalized it for medical use. States with a plus sign and a white background have legalized marijuana only for medicinal use, where patients suffering from debilitating medical conditions may obtain a physician recommendation to use it. States colored in orange have laws in place to decriminalize marijuana possession for personal use, and the plant is still illegal in the states colored red.

Click here to find out which states are home to the highest percentage of marijuana users.

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