Advocating for Evidence Based Marijuana Policy
Marijuana may double the risk of testicular cancer in young males.
WTR-RI Research and Analysis Team note: The three articles referenced below relate results of studies published in the journal Cancer. They indicate that marijuana use in puberty and adolescence may double the risk of testicular cancer, a condition that is reported to have a usual prevalence rate of .5% in the general population.
Population-based case-control study of recreational drug use and testis cancer risk confirms an association between marijuana use and nonseminoma risk†
John Charles A. Lacson MS, Joshua D. Carroll BA, Ellenie Tuazon MPH, Esteban J. Castelao MD, PhD, Leslie Bernstein PhD and Victoria K. Cortessis MSPH, PhD
Cancer Volume 118, Issue 21, pages 5374–5383, 1 November 2012
Marijuana use and testicular germ cell tumors
Britton Trabert PhD et. al.
Cancer Volume 117, Issue 4, pages 848–853, 15 February 2011
Association of marijuana use and the incidence of testicular germ cell tumors
Janet R. Daling PhD et al.
CancerVolume 115, Issue 6, pages 1215–1223, 15 March 2009