Recent research conducted at the University of Harvard has just given people one more reason to take interest in weed.
Experts at Harvard carried out an extensive study at the sperm samples of around 600 people, who regularly or occasionally smoke cannabis and the
results have proven to be rather startling.
The research found that only 5% of the candidates had a low sperm count, a figure which is in quite a contrast with the general fact that around 12%
people on this planet have ‘dangerously low’ sperm counts.
Experts believe that this is basically the outcome of the effect of cannabis on the human body’s endocannabinoid system, which transmits chemical
messages in the brain and regulates processes relating to fertility.
A major drawback
The study, however, does not take into consideration the past habits and the ethnic diversity of the participants, and thus has been termed vague and
obscure by many cannabis researchers.
Professor Sheena Lewis from the Queen’s University, Belfast, has further criticised the study citing one of her own inferences that she had made
while conducting similar research in the university lab.
She claims that what she found was quite the opposite of the recent study. In fact, in Lewis’s case, the sperm quality further deteriorated and the
specimen became highly immobile as the candidates increased their consumption of weed.
The problem with science is that many research papers tend to contradict each other until sufficient effort and technology have been done put to reach
a definite conclusion. Same is the case here. Although you are free to believe whatever your rational mind says; the best solution, however, is to wait for further research until you decide to up the intake of your favourite recreational drug, in case you are suffering from the same medical condition.