Marijuana can help stoners get boners.
At least that appears to be the consensus of a recent study that suggests men suffering from erectile dysfunction brought on by hypercholesterolemia, a condition commonly referred to as high cholesterol, may find it easier to get an erection if their stiffie is stoned.
According to research published in the Clinicaland Developmental Immunology open-access journal in conjunction with the National Institute of Health, men suffering from high cholesterol may actually look to weed for their woodies, as clinical studies indicate that cannabinoid activation can reduce the harsh affects of hypercholesterolemia – the most common threat in the development of erectile dysfunction.
“Hypercholesterolemia is one of the most important risk factors for erectile dysfunction, mostly due to the impairment of oxidative stress and endothelial function in the penis. The cannabinoid system might regulate peripheral mechanisms of sexual function,” according to the report.
Researchers say that while studying the effects of marijuana on hypercholesterolemia mice, they found significant evidence to support the theory that cannabinoids and cannabis could eventually be used as an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction.
That could mean high hard-ons for over 30 million Americans currently suffering from the limp consequences of high cholesterol.
And while researchers say that more studies are needed before erectile dysfunction can be classified as a condition treatable with medical marijuana, we have full confidence that there is a nation of horny stoners currently standing by -- fully prepared to participate in human trials.
Mike Adams writes for Playboy's The Smoking Jacket, BroBible and Hustler Magazine. Follow him: @adamssoup; facebook.com/mikeadams73.