Legal medical marijuana patients rate as of March 2016, by state (per 1,000 state residents)

U.S. legal medical marijuana patients rate by state 2016 This graph shows the number of legal medical marijuana patients by U.S. state, per 1,000 state residents, as of March 1, 2016. The state of Colorado had the highest rate of legal medical marijuana patients per 1,000 state residents with 19.8 patients.
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Number of patients per 1,000 state residents
Alaska1.5
Arizona13.1
California19.4
Colorado19.8
Connecticut2.4
DC5.1
Delaware0.1
Hawaii9.1
Illinois0.3
Maine18.3
Maryland*-
Massachusetts2.8
Michigan18.4
Minnesota0.2
Montana13.2
Nevada5
New Hampshire**-
New Jersey0.4
New Mexico9.4
New York0.1
Oregon19.2
Rhode Island12.4
Vermont4.1
Washington19.2
Number of patients per 1,000 state residents
Alaska1.5
Arizona13.1
California19.4
Colorado19.8
Connecticut2.4
DC5.1
Delaware0.1
Hawaii9.1
Illinois0.3
Maine18.3
Maryland*-
Massachusetts2.8
Michigan18.4
Minnesota0.2
Montana13.2
Nevada5
New Hampshire**-
New Jersey0.4
New Mexico9.4
New York0.1
Oregon19.2
Rhode Island12.4
Vermont4.1
Washington19.2
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This graph shows the number of legal medical marijuana patients by U.S. state, per 1,000 state residents, as of March 1, 2016. The state of Colorado had the highest rate of legal medical marijuana patients per 1,000 state residents with 19.8 patients.
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March 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 1, 2016
Supplementary notes
* Not open. Maryland is still developing its medical marijuana program and "anticipates that medical cannabis may first be available to patients in the second half of 2016.
** Not available. New Hampshire began issuing cards on Dec. 28, 2015 and the dispensaries are not scheduled to open until spring 2016, so the number of patients is not yet available.

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