Marijuana use not linked to fertility, study finds

(Via Drug Policy Alliance)

Using cannabis doesn’t impair the ability to conceive children, according to new medical data.

In a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health earlier this year, researchers found “little overall association between female or male marijuana use and fecundability.”

The study examined medical data from over 4,000 women and 1,000 men to determine any effects that cannabis use has on fertility. 12 percent of women and 14 percent of men were classified as marijuana users.

“Given the increasing number of states legalizing recreational marijuana across the nation, we thought it was an opportune time to investigate the association between marijuana use and fertility,” says lead author Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology at Boston University.

The researchers observed the subjects throughout 12 cycles of medical follow-ups, only to find that the probability of conception was no different among couples that used cannabis when compared to non-users.

In fact, men who reported to smoke pot more than once a week actually exhibited a 24 percent increase in the probability of…

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