Testicular cancer linked to marijuana use
If a man has smoked marijuana on a weekly basis or has been exposed to hashish for an extended period of time, the chances of testicular cancer double compared to someone who has never smoked marijuana.
The study found that marijuana could also decrease sperm quality, decrease testosterone levels and cause impotency, since these are similar side effects of testicular cancer.
This is interesting news.
It will without doubt give
somemen something to think
about before starting or
continuing to use marijuana.
"What young men should know is that first, we know very little about the long-term health consequences of marijuana smoking, especially heavy marijuana smoking," Schwartz said in a press release. "So, in the absence of more certain information, a decision to smoke marijuana recreationally means that one is taking a chance on one's future health."