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Study: Marijuana Use Doesn't Negatively Impact Human Fertility

Thursday, 01 February 2018

Marijuana Use Human Fertility

Boston, MA: Marijuana use does not negatively impact fertility rates in either men or women, according to data published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Investigators at Boston University's School of Public Health evaluated the association between female and male use of marijuana and fecundability (the probability of conception) in 1,125 couples over a period of four years.

Researchers reported that conception probabilities did not differ among couples who used cannabis versus those who did not. "In this preconception cohort study, there was little overall association between female or male marijuana use and fecundability," authors concluded.

For more information, contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org. Full text of the study, "Marijuana use and fecundability in a North American preconception cohort study," appears in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.