SAM Canada

June 16, 2016 13:40 ET

SAM Canada: Father's Day at Risk for Many Canadian Men

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 16, 2016) - Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada on June 15th. 2016 obtained a document produced by Health Canada in which the agency acknowledges, and warns of specific risks associated with the use of marijuana products for medical purposes.

"When the product should not be used: under the age of 25, are allergic to any cannabinoid or to smoke, have serious liver, kidney, heart or lung disease, have a personal or family history of serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia, psychosis, depression, or bipolar disorder,are pregnant, are planning to get pregnant, or are breast-feeding, are a man who wishes to start a family, have a history of alcohol or drug abuse or substance dependence."

Marijuana products can reduce blood levels of testosterone, effecting sperm production, enough to render an individual sterile.

Even if a mother has never used cannabis, DNA damage from cannabis use can be passed on by father's sperm causing serious and fatal illnesses in offspring and may affect future generations.

Marijuana may significantly increase a man's risk of developing an aggressive type of testicular cancer. This cancer tends to strike between the ages of 20-25 and accounts for 40% of all testicular cancer cases.

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