Cannabis and Erectile Dysfunction

The term cannabis is used to denote several psychoactive preparations of the Cannabis sativa plant, of which the major psychoactive constituent is ∆-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabis is the most widely cultivated, trafficked, and consumed substance, with approximately 147 million people, 2.5% of the world population, consuming cannabis annually. Cannabinoids, which are compounds present in the Cannabis sativa and structurally similar to THC, are commonly used in medicine.

Globally, there is increasing usage and legalization of cannabis. In addition to its reported therapeutic effects, cannabis has several health risks which are not clearly defined.

Other than medical purposes cannabis is used for recreational purposes in most parts of the United States and Cannabis has some significant effects on men’s sexual health including Erectile Dysfunction. 

Erectile Dysfunction in Cannabis Consumers

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the most common male sexual disorder and there are plausible mechanisms linking cannabis use to Erectile Dysfunction(ED).

A study has been conducted by Am J Men’s Health on the effects of cannabis on Erectile Dysfunction. In the research, they have studied 3395 healthy men out of which 1035 were consuming Cannabis and 2360 were non-users.

The research showed that the prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction is 69% in cannabis users, while those not taking Cannabis it is 34.7%. As lifestyle plays an important role in Erectile Dysfunction and people consuming alcohol and tobacco have higher chances of Erectile Dysfunction, From this study it is clear that cannabis has a significant effect on ED.

The study concluded that Erectile Dysfunction(ED) is twice as high in cannabis users compared to controls.


Lifestyle plays a vital role in the sexual health of men and keeping away bad habits will surely help in improving sexual health. If you are feeling difficulty in attaining and/or maintaining erections physicians will surely help you in treating the condition. Just taking this step will get you on your way to recovery, not only your sex life but your relationship! And remember, no need to worry about your privacy. Clinics like “The ED Clinic”  take full care to make sure all privacy details are just that- Private.

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