Dating pot smokers
Rising testicular cancer rates in the last three decades prompted researchers from the University of Southern California to investigate whether or not there was a link between recreational drug use, the environment, and this type of cancer.
The study, published online in CANCER included 163 men who were diagnosed with testicular germ-cell tumors and 292 healthy men.
In a nutshell: less sperm production, less testosterone, and worse health for your boys.
If you’re worried about testicular cancer (or low sperm count), it’s probably best to skip the pot.
Despite the popularity of the term, most people have no idea how or why 420 became associated with marijuana.
, the term 420 originated at San Rafael High School, in 1971.
The malignant nonseminoma and mixed germ-cell tumors are more likely to affect men ages 15 to 30 and (maybe not) coincidentally, pot use among guys ages 15 to 20 has increased in recent years.
One explanation for the increased risk of testicular tumors in young guys may be that marijuana smoke may cause testicular carcinogenesis.
Of course, many teens have no idea that it's an old phrase.
So they use the term liberally in front of adults thinking it's a secret term developed by today's drug subculture.
Both sets of men were matched according to age, race and neighborhood.