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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

BestStatePlants
1California21,667,609
2Tennessee6,779,093
3Kentucky6,467,186
WorstStatePlants
48Delaware8,678
49Wyoming5,722
50Rhode Island4,932


Pounds of Marijuana

BestStatePlants
1California8,622,831
2Tennessee2,980,853
3Kentucky2,786,396
WorstStatePlants
48Delaware2,985
49Wyoming1,545
50Rhode Island1,299


Plant Productivity (grams)

BestStateGrams/Plant
1Tennessee199.45
2Alabama198.47
3Hawaii198.04
WorstStateGrams/Plant
48Minnesota108.52
49Wyoming102.97
50Alaska100.77

California is 13th with 180.51g per plant

Plant Productivity ($’s)

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

California is 13th with $639.12 per plant

Plants Per Capita

BestStatePlants/Person
1Hawaii4.24
2Kentucky1.54
3Tennessee1.12
WorstStatePlants/Person
48New Jersey0.01
49Massachusetts0.01
50Rhode Island0.0046

California is 4th with 0.59 plants per person

Revenue Per Capita

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

California is 5th with $379.85 per person

Plants Per Square Mile

BestStatePlants/Sq. Mile
1Hawaii848.12
2Tennessee164.47
3Kentucky162.79
WorstStatePlants/Sq. Mile
48Montana0.23
49South Dakota0.15
50Wyoming0.06

California is 4th with 138.93 plants per square mile

Revenue Per Square Mile

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

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


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