News » What US State Produces the Most Marijuana Per Person?
January 25, 2011 by justin
If you were asked to name the state that produces the most marijuana in the United States, you would likely guess California – and you would be right. Based on a 2006 survey, the great state of California produced 21,667,609 plants for a total of 8,622,831 pounds of cured marijuana and a revenue of $13,848,267,000.
That’s an impressive number, but then again, California is one of the largest states in the Union, coming in third behind Alaska and Texas. Using the same logic, it’s easy to surmise that the nation’s smallest state would produce the least. Rhode Island, at only 1,045 square miles of land area (you can’t grow a cannabis plant in the water!), grew 4,932 plants and 1,545 pounds of marijuana.
The more interesting data is what’s behind the numbers in the study. What state produces the most cannabis per capita? Where are the plants themselves the most productive? What about the revenue per plant, or per square mile? Read on to find the answers to those questions and more!
Number of Plants
Pounds of Marijuana
Plant Productivity (grams)
California is 13th with 180.51g per plant
Plant Productivity ($’s)
California is 13th with $639.12 per plant
Plants Per Capita
California is 4th with 0.59 plants per person
Revenue Per Capita
California is 5th with $379.85 per person
Plants Per Square Mile
California is 4th with 138.93 plants per square mile
Revenue Per Square Mile
California is 5th with $88,794.09 per square mile
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