Male individuals who frequently smoke marijuana have a higher chance of experiencing fertility problems due to the effects of the drug which makes sperm ‘mellow’ making it ‘swim in circles’. Cannabis – which is the most widely-used illegal drug in Britain – has the power to leave users feeling chill and calm.
However, recent studies have shown that regular weed smoking negatively affects the swimmers, makes them lose their track, burnout until they reach the egg and countless other malfunctions.
Dr Victor Chow, of the University of British Columbia in Canada, said: ‘The weight of the evidence is that marijuana probably has a negative impact not only for sperm counts but sperm function.’
Previous studies have shown that marijuana can affect fertility by cutting sperm count and suppressing ovulation in women.The exact way in which that happens has not yet been made clear but the new research appears to shed more light.
But fertility problems are not the only danger of smoking marijuana.
The drug can increase the heart rate and affect blood pressure – while increasing the risk of a pregnant woman’s baby being born smaller than expected.
It was also recently revealed that pot can affect the way a smoker’s knees, elbows and shoulders move when they are walking.