Holloway Studies Cannabis Use in LGBTQ Community

Associate Professor of Social Welfare Ian Holloway was mentioned in a High Times article about rates of cannabis use within the LGBTQ community. Most of the data pertaining to cannabis consumption relies on self-reporting, and there is still much to learn about consumption patterns among LGBTQ people. Last year, Holloway was awarded $400,000 for research into tobacco and cannabis use among sexual- and gender-minority young people. While previous studies of tobacco products have shown higher frequency of use within LGBTQ communities, less is known about specific subgroups of LGBTQ people or their use of cannabis. Holloway said his research, conducted in partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, aims to achieve “better understanding of tobacco and cannabis-related health disparities among LGBT young people, which is crucial to improve both short-term and long-term health in LGBT communities.”

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