As someone who lives in the State of Washington—where marijuana is legal as fuck—I can always appreciate a good list of rankings letting me know where some of the country’s biggest tokers reside. And, wouldn’t you know it, a new report by 24/7 Wall St. just released one to let me know.
Pulling data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the site was able to determine what percentage of states puff the cheeba and are up in smoke the most—and the top-10 is actually kind of surprising to me.
- Colorado – 21.6%
- Oregon – 19.9%
- Vermont – 19.8%
- Alaska – 19.5%
- Washington – 19.5%
- Maine – 19.4%
- Rhode Island – 18.7%
- Massachusetts – 17.6%
- New Hampshire – 17.1%
- New Mexico – 15.6%
It’s important to note that the drug is recreationally legal in four of the top-10 states—Colorado, Oregon, Alaska and Washington—but the others just don’t seem like states where I’d imagine many people getting high.
Obviously, the biggest omission in the top-10 is California, who many probably would’ve thought would be top-3. The Golden State needs to step up its green game, because they finished 12th on the list of 12 states researched.
Look, I’m not bragging that us Pacific Northwesterners are living the “kush”-y life up in the upper left part of the country, but if you enjoy smoking pot, it might be a place you’d want to consider moving to, bros.