Louisiana ranks as one the states with the highest rates of marijuana use in the U.S. according to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. What Parishes consume the most weed? Let's take a look...

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What States Smoke The Most Weed?

According to a 2022 study done by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the national average of marijuana use by residents 12 years of age or older that had used marijuana in the past month when polled was 14.1%.

Louisiana averaged quite a bit higher coming in at 18.5%.

Another report from statista.com puts Louisiana's weed consumption a bit higher at 19.76%, placing the Pelican State in the top 25 of states in the U.S.

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When it comes to Louisiana Parishes, which ones consume the most marijuana, and how can this even be determined?

From wagswoofs.com -

"To determine the Parish with the highest weed consumption in Louisiana, we analyzed data from the Louisiana State Police. The data includes the number of marijuana arrests made by Parish in 2022.

We used the number of marijuana arrests as a proxy for weed consumption. While this is not a perfect measure, it is a reliable indicator of weed use in the absence of other data sources."

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Using the data based on the number of marijuana related arrests, here are the 5 Parishes with the highest weed consumption in Louisiana.

5. St. Tammany Parish - 423 marijuana related arrests.

4. Jefferson Parish - 612 marijuana related arrests.

3. East Baton Rouge Parish - 732 marijuana related arrests.

2. Orleans Parish - 1,123 marijuana related arrests.

1. Caddo Parish - 1,234 marijuana related arrests.

In 2022, there were 1,234 marijuana related arrests in Caddo Parish accounting for 10.4% of all arrests for the year.

Read more at wagswoofs.com.

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