A new study has discovered something that may make many mad question their marijuana habits.
Like cigarettes, smoking marijuana releases carcinogens which can increase a person’s risk of getting cancer.
The study, which was published last wek in JAMA Network Open, has found that men who smoked one marijuana cigarette daily (for ten years or more) had a 36% increased risk of developing testicular cancer in comparison to men who had never smoked the substance.
According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men between 15 and 35.
The researchers analyzed 25 studies that looked at the link between marijuana use and testicular cancer, lung cancer, oral cancer, and head and neck cancer.
There was no association found between regular marijuana use and lung, neck, or oral cancer.