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Figure 2.6 is a U.S. map showing marijuana use in past year among youths aged 12 to 17, by State: percentages, annual averages 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 (18.21 to 22.69 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Vermont. States in the next highest group (16.93 to 18.20 percent) were Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington. States in the mid group (15.34 to 16.92 percent) were Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. States in the next lowest group (13.96 to 15.33 percent) were California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming. States in the lowest group (11.01 to 13.95 percent) were Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

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