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News Spiritual use of cannabis: Thanks, Bluelight community!

A study titled 'Cannabis as entheogen: survey and interview data on the spiritual use of cannabis' was recently published in the Open Access 'Journal of Cannabis Research'. The Bluelight community contributed to the survey, along with other online communities, including the Shroomery and DMT Nexus.

Abstract:

This article uses qualitative interviews and quantitative survey data to explore spiritually motivated use of cannabis. Of 265 survey participants who reported their motivations for cannabis use, 25% indicated a spiritual motivation (the corresponding figure for psychedelics was 69% ). These spiritual cannabis users reported experiences with cannabis that, at least in some ways, tended to resemble experiences with psychedelics. In interviews, spiritually motivated cannabis users often emphasized that overuse would diminish the impact of the cannabis experience, which supports previous research that has identified a build-up of tolerance to the effects of cannabis. Some interviewees acknowledged that frequent use had dulled the edges of their experiences. In the survey data, there was no significant difference in usage pattern between spiritual and non-spiritual users, which may indicate that spiritual cannabis users commonly prioritize more frequent cannabis experiences over more intense experiences. The article concludes that spiritually motivated cannabis use appears to be fairly widespread, and that there should be more research into these practices.

Thanks to the author Petter Grahl Johnstad for investigating this interesting topic and inviting us to contribute.

 
A study titled 'Cannabis as entheogen: survey and interview data on the spiritual use of cannabis' was recently published in the Open Access 'Journal of Cannabis Research'. The Bluelight community contributed to the survey, along with other online communities, including the Shroomery and DMT Nexus.

Abstract:

This article uses qualitative interviews and quantitative survey data to explore spiritually motivated use of cannabis. Of 265 survey participants who reported their motivations for cannabis use, 25% indicated a spiritual motivation (the corresponding figure for psychedelics was 69% ). These spiritual cannabis users reported experiences with cannabis that, at least in some ways, tended to resemble experiences with psychedelics. In interviews, spiritually motivated cannabis users often emphasized that overuse would diminish the impact of the cannabis experience, which supports previous research that has identified a build-up of tolerance to the effects of cannabis. Some interviewees acknowledged that frequent use had dulled the edges of their experiences. In the survey data, there was no significant difference in usage pattern between spiritual and non-spiritual users, which may indicate that spiritual cannabis users commonly prioritize more frequent cannabis experiences over more intense experiences. The article concludes that spiritually motivated cannabis use appears to be fairly widespread, and that there should be more research into these practices.

Thanks to the author Petter Grahl Johnstad for investigating this interesting topic and inviting us to contribute.

Yis. The pot plant is a spiritual plant. It increases awareness, flows the energy, rises the vibration, opens the chakras and stimulates the spirit. Also opens up intuition, empathy and clairvoyance. It's also good to tame the mind and clear it for a nice deep meditation man! This is why it been illegal because the governments who's our oppressors dont want us waking up cuz they will lose their power over us. Live free (@)(@)
 
Awesome stuff hope to see some info especially related to the sadhus who are devotees of Shiva where cannabis has been a part of in both legend and practice.
 
Cannabis has a way of slowing down life, so your life experience is lived longer. It also greatly enriches your current experiences.
In other words, it makes every good part of your life experience even better. Its amazing just how psychologicaly, it can change your perception for the better. Its a miralce.
Im an advocate and a great fan of gods work lol. JUST KIDDING....KIND OF.
Ill admit, its not meant for everyone. Not really my problem tho. There is data supporting it saving live and curing cancer. F&ck of you racist, bureaucrats who outlawed it. Im more pissed off about them being like, "look at that drunk dude , just punched his wife" and everyone was like "seems okay". But somguy in total bliss and.baked out of his mind ask for a bagel, and behind him the whole the line behind him whispers and call him a junky, under their their breath.
In conclusion oh wait, im baked anyways F you, people who blow our highs.
Oh yeah, you dont have to worry about us a places that sell bagels.....we prefer donuts. That was just an example of how annoying it is....so positive note cannabis_ex
 
Cannabis has a way of slowing down life, so your life experience is lived longer. It also greatly enriches your current experiences.
In other words, it makes every good part of your life experience even better. Its amazing just how psychologicaly, it can change your perception for the better. Its a miralce.
Im an advocate and a great fan of gods work lol. JUST KIDDING....KIND OF.
Ill admit, its not meant for everyone. Not really my problem tho. There is data supporting it saving live and curing cancer. F&ck of you racist, bureaucrats who outlawed it. Im more pissed off about them being like, "look at that drunk dude , just punched his wife" and everyone was like "seems okay". But somguy in total bliss and.baked out of his mind ask for a bagel, and behind him the whole the line behind him whispers and call him a junky, under their their breath.
In conclusion oh wait, im baked anyways F you, people who blow our highs.
Oh yeah, you dont have to worry about us a places that sell bagels.....we prefer donuts. That was just an example of how annoying it is....so positive note cannabis_ex
Some eople envy others' happiness so like to spread misery
 
Yes, I agree that cannabis has a way of slowing down life and helping to relax. I just started using cannabis again after 8 years without. I noticed that I'm building a tolerance wich never happened before. I'm at the point where I'm used to 80-90% resin vapes but want to get The same effects from flower! Any advice?
 
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