Did you know that Marijuana allergy is actually a thing? You can actually be allergic to cannabis!
Dr. Leo Galland said weed allergy is definitely something that exists. Symptoms “could be almost anything,” he said. “Skin rash and wheezing are most likely, but it could also be nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.”
There was also a study back in 2000 which proved that “cannabis could be a clinically important aeroallergen for certain patients and should be further studied.”
What makes people have a marijuana allergy is the panallergens. These pan allergens are allergenic proteins found in multiple different plants. The panallergens that cause marijuana allergy are also found in fruits like melons, bananas and tomatoes. So if you are allergic to any of these, watch out.
Dr. Leo Galland also warned people saying that if you are allergic to marijuana, you are far more likely have symptoms and reactions if you have it in contact with your skin. Apparently inhaling or digesting does not have as much effect as touching it. So be careful while rolling.
Dr. Purvi Parikh, an immunologist of the Allergy & Asthma Network, said “Now as the prevalence [of marijuana use] is increasing, and with the legalization in many states, it is going to become increasingly more common, and all these cases will surface that were not recognized before,”
Because marijuana has been illegal, the allergies have not been reported before. Now that the industry is regulated and marijuana is legal in a lot of places doctors are starting to observe the allergy symptoms better.
So if you are concerned that you may have a marijuana allergy you can get a skin test. The number of people allergic to marijuana seems to be growing by the day so get your skin test before it seriously ruins your chill session.