LGBTQIA+ people and cannabis enthusiasts share similar experiences when it comes to legal progress, political challenges, and a continued quest for equality.


Weed is not attracted to other same-sex weed. A nug cannot have a gay wedding. A joint does not identify as genderqueer. An edible cannot talk with me about the new L Word: Generation Q.

However, weed is core to the experience of many queer people. In fact, one study says that queer people consume cannabis at higher rate than straight and cis people.

In this series, part of Leafly’s celebration of Pride month, we’ll explore some of the connections between queer people and cannabis in terms of history, health, culture. 

Long before modern attempts to further queer rights, queer…

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