For a long time now, the research establishment consensus has said that marijuana reduces your sperm count. Apparently, the higher you got, the lower your chances of reproduction became. But a recent study has turned all of that established theory right out the window. The study took place at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It tested the ejaculate of over 600 men and analyzed their sperm count. The study found that men who used cannabis seemed to have higher sperm counts than men who never used cannabis.
The study worked with a fertility clinic in Massachusetts. It tested 1,143 samples of sperm that were provided by 662 male patients. The men filled out a questionnaire asking questions about their marijuana use. Ultimately, the study found that men who claimed to having smoked marijuana had a significantly higher sperm count than average – 62.8 million sperm per milliliter of ejaculate. Men who didn’t smoke had a normal level of sperm at 45.4 million sperm per milliliter of ejaculate. There wasn’t any significant difference between current marijuana smokers and former marijuana smokers either. Smoking pot seemed to be heavily associated with having a higher testosterone level as well.
This study is still in the preliminary stages. It can’t tell us too much about how marijuana effects sperm count, or how we can use this when trying to utilize marijuana in reproductive efforts. The study wasn’t in depth enough for that. It also required men to self-report their marijuana use, meaning there were not any controls. That puts this low on the scientific methodology totem pole. As weed becomes more and more socially acceptable around the world, it will naturally be studied more in depth.