Leafly looks into the almost non-existent research on cannabis use and conception.
- “THC ‘acts on receptors found in the hypothalamus, pituitary and internal reproductive organs in both males and females.’ In other words, there’s probably a relationship, we just don’t understand it.”
- Some studies have shown cannabis use reduces sperm count, but at least one study has shown it raises sperm count.
- Very little is known about the relationship between cannabis use and women’s fertility.
- Credible health authorities say neither men nor women should use cannabis when trying to conceive.