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Figure 2.6 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month use of marijuana among youths aged 12 to 17, 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 (9.79 to 13.31 percent) were Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Vermont. States in the next highest group (8.89 to 9.78 percent) were Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington. States in the mid group (7.85 to 8.88 percent) were Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. States in the next lowest group (7.25 to 7.84 percent) were Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Oklahoma. States in the lowest group (5.94 to 7.24 percent) were Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

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