Marijuana Use May be Linked to Male Infertility

Science Daily is reporting that extended exposure to marijuana may cause infertility in men. Prolonged exposure causes sperm damage. It was long considered an urban myth about marijuana use and sperm count and health - however such research shows that there may actually be a viable link between the two. Science Daily suggested, "...because sperm of chronic marijuana users, as well as sperm in Faah-mutant males are exposed to enhanced cannabinoid/endocannbinoid signaling, clinically beneficial effects of anandamide must be weighed against potentially harmful effects on fertility." The research is still in it's early stages, however doctors and researchers believe the notion of years of exposure to marijuana may negatively affect male fertility.
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