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Table 1 Comparing Cannabis use and opinions between three countries

From: Societal images of Cannabis use: comparing three countries

  Finland (n = 740) Sweden (n = 1098) Canada (n = 864) p
Cannabis use     
% past 12 months 4.4 1.7 11.9  
% prior to past 12 months 12.2 13.8 29.2  
% never 83.4 84.5 58.9 .001
Mean (SD) seriousness of Cannabis use as a societal problem a 6.6 (2.6) 8.2 (2.3) 5.6 (2.6) .001
% Very high risk of addiction if try 31.8 27.1 11.4 .001
% Large chance of fixing addiction on own, without treatment 10.4 7.8 7.9 N.S.
% Large chance of fixing addiction with treatment 21.4 25.6 20.4 N.S.
  1. N.S. = not significant, p > .01.
  2. a 1 = not at all serious; 10 = extremely serious.