A recent study which surveyed roughly 4,000 women and 1,100 men searched for a correlation between fertility and cannabis use.
Cannabis has become more prevalent through legalization and advocation. And so, there have been additional studies regarding its effects on fertility. The most recent ones come from researchers at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). And the results aren’t quite what you would expect.
Does Marijuana Affect Fertility?
So does marijuana affect fertility? According to the study recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (JECH), it does not.
The new study, which is the first to evaluate the link between fecundability, or the average per-menstrual cycle probability of conception and cannabis usage, found that there is no correlation between smoking marijuana and infertility.
Pre-existing infertility issues plaguing Americans today is the root of the study’s purpose. Close to 15 percent of American couples have trouble conceiving. And fertility treatments cost the U.S. healthcare system an upwards of $5 billion dollars per year. Naturally, researchers sought to find alternative ways to lower those figures—including analyzing recreational drug use.
And what recreational ‘drug’ is more popular than cannabis?