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January 25, 2011 by



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

Best State Plants
1 California 21,667,609
2 Tennessee 6,779,093
3 Kentucky 6,467,186
Worst State Plants
48 Delaware 8,678
49 Wyoming 5,722
50 Rhode Island 4,932


Pounds of Marijuana

Best State Plants
1 California 8,622,831
2 Tennessee 2,980,853
3 Kentucky 2,786,396
Worst State Plants
48 Delaware 2,985
49 Wyoming 1,545
50 Rhode Island 1,299


Plant Productivity (grams)

Best State Grams/Plant
1 Tennessee 199.45
2 Alabama 198.47
3 Hawaii 198.04
Worst State Grams/Plant
48 Minnesota 108.52
49 Wyoming 102.97
50 Alaska 100.77

California is 13th with 180.51g per plant

Plant Productivity ($’s)

Best State $/Plant
1 Tennessee $706.18
2 Alabama $702.73
3 Hawaii $701.17
Worst State $/Plant
48 Minnesota $384.24
49 Wyoming $364.73
50 Alaska $356.77

California is 13th with $639.12 per plant

Plants Per Capita

Best State Plants/Person
1 Hawaii 4.24
2 Kentucky 1.54
3 Tennessee 1.12
Worst State Plants/Person
48 New Jersey 0.01
49 Massachusetts 0.01
50 Rhode Island 0.0046

California is 4th with 0.59 plants per person

Revenue Per Capita

Best State $/Person
1 Hawaii $2,971.13
2 Kentucky $1,063.93
3 Tennessee $792.75
Worst State $/Person
48 Massachusetts $3.17
49 New Jersey $2.67
50 Rhode Island $2.32

California is 5th with $379.85 per person

Plants Per Square Mile

Best State Plants/Sq. Mile
1 Hawaii 848.12
2 Tennessee 164.47
3 Kentucky 162.79
Worst State Plants/Sq. Mile
48 Montana 0.23
49 South Dakota 0.15
50 Wyoming 0.06

California is 4th with 138.93 plants per square mile

Revenue Per Square Mile

Best State $/Sq. Mile
1 Hawaii $594,676.78
2 Tenessee $116,147.13
3 Kentucky $112,639.24
Worst State $/Sq. Mile
48 South Dakota $101.36
49 Montana $88.72
50 Wyoming $21.49

California is 5th with $88,794.09 per square mile


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