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Rhode Island Tops In Use of Marijuana and Illicit Drugs, Survey Finds / Interactive

Rhode Island Tops In Use of Marijuana and Illicit Drugs, Survey Finds / Interactive

According to a recent annual survey made public by Rhode Island health officials Rhode Islanders use marijuana and illicit drugs at the highest rates in the nation. In the survey, Rhode Island actually edged out Colorado, which has legalized marijuana use and became the first state in the nation to allow recreational sales of the drug. In no other state did as many people report having used marijuana in the past month: 14 percent of those age 12 and older, up from 13 percent the previous year, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Rhode Island was also tops for those who reported having used marijuana in the previous year: 20 percent, up from 19 percent.

In addition, Rhode Islanders also led the nation in consuming illegal drugs, excluding marijuana. About 4.3 percent reported having taken them in the month before being surveyed.

Source: http://www.providencejournal.com/

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