SAMHSA: State-by-State Marijuana Use Report

  • by Allen St. Pierre, Former NORML Executive Director August 24, 2009

    Recently, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a state-by-state drug use report that is both useful and informative. These government reports, like others regarding drug use, are based on surveys and the willingness of respondents to be truthful about their illicit drug use.

    According to SAMHSA, what states had the highest and lowest marijuana rates of cannabis use? Rhode Island (16.2%) and Utah (7.17%) respectively.

    The New York TimesEconomix blog created some helpful interactive mapping to illustrate the SAMSHA  data.

    91 responses to “SAMHSA: State-by-State Marijuana Use Report”

    1. James says:

      At least they only had to buy one marker to colour the map in!

    2. Mike H. says:

      Why do I always see surveys and reports about the number of marijuana users in the U.S. yet my friends and I have never been questioned about our use. Sounds like a bunch of bullcrap to me.

    3. Mark says:

      Sarah Palin is reportedly moving to Rhode Island. I wonnder why?

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    5. BlazeIt says:

      Looks like all the go-green campaigns work quite well! Oh wait, wrong map… Beautiful, nonetheless.

    6. CKDK29 says:

      ALOT of people smoke marijuana in Iowa so my guess is alot of people here wasnt truthful 3.5% that shits funny

    7. IwillbewhoIwilllbe says:

      I love Rhode Island.

      BTW that map is hilarious. XD

    8. Alexander says:

      haha i like that map!

    9. Jason says:

      Yeah, what a huge waste of money! The billions pumped into prohibition could be used for ummmmm HEALTHCARE!

    10. Rick says:

      Eventually, there will be more of us than there are of them. Good riddance