Change of teenage marijuana use in U.S. states with medical marijuana laws according to surveys between 1995 and 2015

U.S. medical marijuana law effects on teenage marijuana usage by state 1995-2015 This graph shows the change of teenage marijuana use in U.S. states with medical marijuana laws according to surveys between 1995 and 2015. It was found that in 13 states with medical marijuana laws there were overall decreases in teenage marijuana use. There were five states that reported higher teenage marijuana use after medical marijuana laws were passed, but none of these were statistically significant changes.
Show more
Loading statistic...
Expand statistic
State (Date medical marijuana was legalized)Most recent use ratesPre-law current use rates
Alaska (1998)20%29%
Arizona (2010)24%24%
California (1996)24%26%
Colorado (2000)11%10%
Connecticut (2012)26%24%
Delaware (2011)26%26%
Hawaii (2000)19%25%
Maine (1999)21%30%
Massachusetts (2012)25%28%
Michigan (2008)18%18%
Montana (2004)21%23%
Nevada (2000)19%26%
New Jersey (2010)21%20%
New Mexico (2007)28%26%
Oregon (1998)21%21%
Rhode Island (2006)24%25%
Vermont (2004)26%28%
Washington (1998)27%29%
State (Date medical marijuana was legalized)Most recent use ratesPre-law current use rates
Alaska (1998)20%29%
Arizona (2010)24%24%
California (1996)24%26%
Colorado (2000)11%10%
Connecticut (2012)26%24%
Delaware (2011)26%26%
Hawaii (2000)19%25%
Maine (1999)21%30%
Massachusetts (2012)25%28%
Michigan (2008)18%18%
Montana (2004)21%23%
Nevada (2000)19%26%
New Jersey (2010)21%20%
New Mexico (2007)28%26%
Oregon (1998)21%21%
Rhode Island (2006)24%25%
Vermont (2004)26%28%
Washington (1998)27%29%
Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
HTML code to embed chart as PNG (FAQ)
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
Description Source More information
This graph shows the change of teenage marijuana use in U.S. states with medical marijuana laws according to surveys between 1995 and 2015. It was found that in 13 states with medical marijuana laws there were overall decreases in teenage marijuana use. There were five states that reported higher teenage marijuana use after medical marijuana laws were passed, but none of these were statistically significant changes.
Show more
Release date
August 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
1995 to April 2015
Supplementary notes
Pre-law current use rate dates range from 1995 to 2011.
Most recent use rate dates range from 2011 to 2013.
There is no "after" data available for New Hampshire, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, or New York, as the laws in these states are too new.
"Current use" refers to the past 30 days.
"Teenage" refers to high school students.
Figures have been rounded.

More information

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Basic Account

Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Register for free

Premium Account

Your perfect start with Statista

  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account

Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

Send request

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax
   (New York residents only).
Leading companies trust Statista:

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

Medical marijuana in the U.S.

All Information
in one Presentation

Medical marijuana in the U.S.

Everything On "Medical marijuana in the U.S." in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Medical marijuana in the U.S."

  • Overview
  • Purchasing and expenditures
The most important statistics
  • Patients and opinions
The most important statistics
  • Dispensaries
The most important statistics
  • Focus: Colorado
The most important statistics
  • Focus: Oregon
The most important statistics
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Statistics on the topic

Topics

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Request webinar
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.

News