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        Allergic reactions to cannabis are rare and are more common in people with many allergies

 

In 1971, a middle-aged woman decided to smoke marijuana for the first time in her life, only to find out

that she was allergic. Her doctors, baffled by her mild anaphylactic reaction, published her case in the first

report to ever document this phenomenon. Despite leaving behind a medical legacy, it’s unlikely that this

woman was the first person in history to have this unfortunate allergy. As recent studies show, cannabis

allergies are on the rise as more people around the world try the drug. Some workers in the hemp industry

have also reported allergy-like symptoms, which may include rhinitis (nasal congestion, runny nose,

sneezing, red eyes, etc.), hives, or swelling. Still, cases of cannabis allergies are rare and little is known

about what causes this effect. Recently, a team of researchers from Canada and the U.S. set out to identify

what was responsible for these allergic reactions. Their findings, published in the July issue of Annals of

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, did not point to a specific compound in cannabis as the cause.

Rather, subjects seemed to react to a wide range of proteins found not only in marijuana, but throughout

the plant kingdom. The proteins identified, mostly enzymes, include RuBisCO , a photosynthesis catalyst

and the most abundant protein in nature, luminal binding protein, also responsible for hazel pollen

allergies, and certain parts of the ATP synthase enzyme, also responsible for wheat and fungi allergies.

Although subjects weren’t tested for other plant allergies, previous studies have found ragweed and

pigweed allergies to be common in people who react to cannabis. What’s more, in a study involving 32

subjects with tomato allergies, all tested positive for cannabis allergies as well. Overall, the new findings

bring mostly good news people who react to cannabis aren’t allergic to THC or any other medically

useful compound in marijuana. The bad news: if cannabis gives you an allergic reaction, you’re probably

allergic to a lot of other plants too.

Here is another interesting article about a Brooklyn teen named Danieel, that ate what she thought was a

regular brownie. Boy was she wrong. With all the stuff going these days with cannabis, it’s hard to tell

from the good, the bad, and, the ugly. It sounds like a lack of parenting and supervision. Most parents are

not connecting with their kids to prevent these sort of things from happening. All it takes is a little

communication, it goes a long way. The article starts out, she ate part of the brownie and shared it with

two other friends. It didn’t effect them like it did her. It states she ate part of the cannabis brownie shared

with two people, and, Danieel got sick. Not that the other’s got sick. Just the one girl. Of course the high

blood pressure and racing heart are serious issue’s that should be addressed. It doesn’t really go into a

history of the girl. It just goes on that the girl is unable to walk, stand, or sit up. According to doctor’s

they’ve never seen anything like this before. Doctors only found cannabis in Danieel’s system and are

looking a possible allergic reaction that caused the partial paralysis. Danieel’s insurance has also denied

her coverage for rehab. I wonder why? What does she need rehab for? The student accused of selling her

the brownie has been suspended from school. Why should this other student be losing out on their

education? This another quandary that needs to be tackled. Insurance companies denying coverage for

people who use cannabis. This has come out recently in the news. It just seems like people opposed to

cannabis are trying to look for anything to make it look bad. Spread more lies and propaganda. The media

putting out stories like these for those people in those communities to question cannabis completely. We

are on a new frontier with cannabis. The rules we have in place are the ones we need to have. It should be

for adults only 21+. Another thing that I question is, How come it’s okay to buy tobacco products after we

turn 18? But we can’t buy alcohol and now cannabis until we are 21+. Let me just say that I don’t

condone alcohol or tobacco. I believe that these are the true “gateway drugs”. Parents need to spending

quality time with their teens. Telling them about the dangers of these things. Informing, teaching them on

the rules and our laws and what is permitted for minor’s and adults. If you don’t follow the rules there are

consequences. I think that Danieel might be allergic to cannabis.