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

The numbers show that this state has the most tokers per capita.

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, 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, Texas
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 11,210

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48
Mississippi

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 11,670

47
Virginia

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 12,050

46
North Dakota

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 12,170

45
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

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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, 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.
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 12,820

39
North Carolina

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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

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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

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 13,240

34
Arkansas

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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

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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 dusk
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 13,820

30
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

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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, 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

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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

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 14,820

21
Illinois

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 15,410

20
New York

Scarsdale 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.
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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, 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, California
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 18,890

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13
Michigan

Michigan
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 18,910

12
New Mexico

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 18,990

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Montana

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Adult marijuana users per capita: 20,070

10
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, Nevada
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 22,610

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6
Washington

Medina, 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 sunrise
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 25,710

2
Colorado

a 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.
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Adult marijuana users per capita: 28,560

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