Cannabis (hemp) positive skin tests and respiratory symptoms.

  title={Cannabis (hemp) positive skin tests and respiratory symptoms.},
  author={Jeffrey R. Stokes and Rita Hartel and Linda B. Ford and Thomas B. Casale},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  volume={85 3},
BACKGROUND We have noted several patients who had rhinitis and/or asthma symptoms when exposed to Cannabis plants in the summer months. Cannabis plants are common in the Midwest. OBJECTIVES To examine whether Cannabis might be a clinically important allergen, we determined Cannabis pollination patterns in the Omaha area for 5 years, the prevalence of skin test positivity, and the association with respiratory symptoms. METHODS Airborne Cannabis (and other weed) pollens were collected using a… CONTINUE READING
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