Boram Park, John M. McPartland, Michelle Glass

Published in Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids

February 2004



In most countries Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug. Its use during pregnancy in developed nations is estimated to be approximately 10%. Recent evidence suggests that the endogenous cannabinoid system, now consisting of two receptors and multiple endocannabinoid ligands, may also play an important role in the maintenance and regulation of early pregnancy and fertility. The purpose of this review is therefore twofold, to examine the impact that cannabis use may have on fertility and reproduction, and to review the potential role of the endocannabinoid system in hormonal regulation, embryo implantation and maintenance of pregnancy.


DOI: 10.1016/j.plefa.2003.04.007



Park B, McPartland JM, Glass M. Cannabis, cannabinoids and reproduction. Prostaglandins, Leukot Essent Fat Acids. 2004;70(2):189-197. doi:10.1016/j.plefa.2003.04.007