Cannabis use and dating violence among college students: A call for research

Ryan C. Shorey, Ellen Haynes, Catherine Strauss, Jeffrey Temple, Gregory L. Stuart

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Dating violence is a serious and prevalent problem on college campuses. Although there is a robust literature documenting that alcohol use is consistently associated with increased risk for perpetrating dating violence, little research has examined the role of cannabis in dating violence perpetration. With increasing legalisation of cannabis throughout the world, it is imperative to understand what role, if any, cannabis may play in the important public health problem of dating violence. In this commentary, we discuss the current state of the research on cannabis and dating violence and suggest avenues for additional research in this area. It is critical that we conduct methodologically sound research on the association between cannabis and dating violence so that we can understand what role, if any, cannabis exerts on this important problem. [Shorey RC, Haynes E, Strauss C, Temple JR, Stuart GL. Cannabis use and dating violence among college students: A call for research. Drug Alcohol Rev 2017;36:17–19].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalDrug and Alcohol Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017



  • cannabis
  • dating violence
  • intimate partner violence
  • substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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