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Figure 2.19 is a U.S. map showing first use of marijuana among persons aged 18 to 25, by State: average annual rates based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs. 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 (8.26 to 11.14 percent) were Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Vermont. States in the next highest group (7.55 to 8.25 percent) were Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. States in the mid group (7.12 to 7.54 percent) were Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. States in the next lowest group (6.09 to 7.11 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the lowest group (4.76 to 6.08 percent) were Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

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