10 U.S. states with the highest number of cannabis consumers per capita

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

There are more cannabis consumers per capita in Oregon than there are in any other U.S. state. Researchers from online news outlet BestLife made this discovery in a recently published report.

In order to gather their findings, authors accumulated data on cannabis consumer behavior. Every single U.S. state was analyzed for the report, which focused on the percentage of adults who claimed to have used cannabis within the last year.

All information was pulled from Statista.com. Once researchers were satisfied with the statistics, they cross-referenced percentages with the most up-to-date population data featured in the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Cross-referencing techniques assisted the team in determining an accurate number of cannabis consumers per capita (per 100,000 state residents.)

Which 10 U.S. States have the highest number of cannabis consumers per capita?

A predictable theory drawn from this report on cannabis consumers in the U.S. is that there are more people who enjoy the plant in states with legal adult-use weed industries.

Let’s take a look at the states with the highest number or cannabis consumers per capita:

  1. Oregon – In Oregon, where medicinal and recreational use is legal, the number of adult cannabis consumers per 100,000 people is 28,560. The 2022 sales forecast per 100,000 people is $21.5 million.
  2. Colorado – In Colorado, where medicinal and recreational use is legal, the number of adult cannabis consumers per 100,000 people is 27,707. The 2022 sales forecast per 100,000 people is $42.7 million.
  3. Vermont In Vermont, where medicinal and recreational use is legal, the number of adult cannabis consumers per 100,000 people is 25,710. The 2022 sales forecast per 100,000 people is $17.3 million.
  4. Maine In Maine, where medicinal and recreational use is legal, the number of adult cannabis consumers per 100,000 people is 25,530. The 2022 sales forecast per 100,000 people is $19.7 million.
  5. Alaska In Alaska, where medicinal and recreational use is legal, the number of adult cannabis consumers per 100,000 people is 24,520. The 2022 sales forecast per 100,000 people is $16.7 million.
  6. Washington In Washington, where medicinal and recreational use is legal, the number of adult cannabis consumers per 100,000 people is 24,180. The 2022 sales forecast per 100,000 people is $19.7 million.
  7. Nevada In Nevada, where medicinal and recreational use is legal, the number of adult cannabis consumers per 100,000 people is 22,610. The 2022 sales forecast per 100,000 people is $21.2 million.
  8. Rhode Island – In Rhode Island, where medicinal use is legal, the number of adult cannabis consumers per 100,000 people is 21,210. The 2022 sales forecast per 100,000 people is $18 million.
  9. New Hampshire – In New Hampshire, where medicinal use is legal, the number of adult cannabis consumers per 100,000 people is 20,890. The 2022 sales forecast per 100,000 people is $2.7 million.
  10. Massachusetts – In Massachusetts, where medicinal and recreational use is legal, the number of adult cannabis consumers per 100,000 people is 20,870. The 2022 sales forecast per 100,000 people is $17.6 million.

You can read a full list of cannabis consumption statistics in all 50 states by visiting BestLifeOnline.