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Figure 2.9 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting perceptions of great risk of smoking marijuana once a month among persons aged 12 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 (42.03 to 47.62 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia. States in the next highest group (40.12 to 42.02 percent) were Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia. States in the mid group (35.43 to 40.11 percent) were Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (30.56 to 35.42 percent) were Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. States in the lowest group (24.89 to 30.55 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.

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