Marijuana Use May Lower Sperm Counts 'Quite a Lot'
Smoking marijuana more than once a week may lower men's sperm counts by about a third, according to a new study.
Researchers found that the men in the study who smoked marijuana more than once a week had sperm counts that were 29 percent lower, on average, than those who did not smoke marijuana, or used the drug less frequently.
The researchers thought that amount of reduction in sperm count "was quite a lot," said study author Tina Kold Jensen, of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
They also found that the sperm concentrations (which is measured slightly differently than sperm count) were 28 percent lower in the men who smoked marijuana more than once a week.
It is not clear why marijuana use may decrease a man's sperm count and concentration, but it may have something to do with how THC — marijuana's psychoactive ingredient — interacts with certain receptors in the testes, the researchers said.
The Purps (Hybrid)
This scrumptious purple plant comes out of Mendocino County, in northern California, where it began as a clone-only plant among the medical marijuana community. The Purps high soars into a long-lasting purple haze of playful euphoria. It produces an active, awake feeling with a very low burnout factor.
Medical Marijuana for Autism Is Denied In Michigan
Blueberry is a mostly indica hybrid that provides a pleasant and long-lasting high when smoked. This marijuana has a sweet fruity smell and tastes like blueberries. Dutch Passion's version of Blueberry, which was derived from the original Delta 9 Collection, won first place in the 2000 High Times Cannabis Cup in the mostly indica category.
Will Russell arrested again; DUI, marijuana
Will Russell, founder of Lebowskifest, the Funtown Mountain amusement park and Why Louisville store, was arrested Saturday by Cave City, Ky., police on charges of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, and other charges.
Russell, 39, was also charged with having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, drug paraphernalia and no insurance card, according to Barren County Corrections records.Russell has a court date Monday.
Russell on Saturday was due to stage the first Beetlejuice on the Mountain event, including a free screening of Beetlejuice at the “totally haunted Opera House” on top of Funtown Mountain.
Russell was arrested at Executive Strike & Spare during Lebowskifest in July on charges of possession of marijuana, resisting arrest and menacing.
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