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Table 2 Motivations for continued cannabis and psychedelics use among 265 Internet survey respondents

From: Cannabis as entheogen: survey and interview data on the spiritual use of cannabis

  Psychedelics
(N = 228)
  Cannabis
(N = 265)
  Spiritually motivated cannabis use
(N = 67)
Adventure 54% *** 31% *** 69%
Curiosity 44% *** 22% *** 40%
Ego death experience 43% *** 5% ** 15%
Fun/party/recreation 41% *** 67%   72%
Insight and understanding for personal growth 84% *** 37% *** 76%
Psychological self-exploration 84% *** 37% *** 79%
Socializing 23% *** 56% ** 70%
Spiritual experience 69% *** 25% (n/a) (100%)
To cure or heal medical conditions 21% * 30%   33%
To cure or heal personal problems 44% *** 26% *** 46%
To forget or escape from personal problems 8% *** 32%   37%
  1. Note: The left column of stars indicates significant difference on the paired t-test between psychedelics and cannabis use (N = 219); the right column indicates significant difference on the independent t-test between spiritually motivated cannabis users (N = 67) and other cannabis users (N = 198): * p < = .05, ** p < = .01, *** p < = .001