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Figure 2.13 is a U.S. map showing average annual rates of first use of marijuana 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 (2.23 to 2.78 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, District of Columbia, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Vermont. States in the next highest group (2.00 to 2.22 percent) were Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (1.83 to 1.99 percent) were Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia. States in the next lowest group (1.69 to 1.82 percent) were California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. States in the lowest group (1.51 to 1.68 percent) were Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

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