Figure 2.16 is a U.S. map showing average annual rates of first use of marijuana among persons aged 26 or older, by State, for 2002. States listed here in alphabetical order within each group were divided into five groups based on the magnitude of their percentages. States in the highest group (0.18 to 0.64 percent) were Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. States in the next highest group (0.15 to 0.17 percent) were Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Montana, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, and Wisconsin. States in the mid group (0.10 to 0.14 percent) were Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (0.06 to 0.09 percent) were Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. States in the lowest group (0.02 to 0.05 percent) were Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Tennessee.
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