Marijuana allergies aren’t like your average, seasonal pollen allergy symptoms – they’re more like the sudden onset of a food borne allergic reaction. Unlike these other allergies, however, many allergic reactions to marijuana have unfortunately been mislabeled over the years due to the ever-present stigma surrounding cannabis. There has always been a pervasive lack of research and open-mindedness towards cannabis since the early 1900’s, when cannabis and hemp were both made illicit substances due to misunderstanding, fear and corporate interests.
Since the era of demonization throughout the 1900’s and into the 21st century, cannabis and hemp have both come long ways towards acceptance in societies all over the world. There is still much work to be done to truly understand this plant in all its varieties, and we’ve only just begun breaking down the barriers of stigma. One thing we’ve realized since committing more to researching cannabis much more closely is that some of the supposed allergic reactions to weed or hemp allergy symptoms have been mistaken for the effects of cannabinoids.
That being said, there are still those who suffer from symptoms of skin rashes from weed, bad reactions to indicas or sativas, or a range of allergic reactions to marijuana. These allergic reactions to weed ranged in symptoms from mild to persistent, including:
Rashes, skin irritation, including hives
Queasiness, nausea, cramping or bloating
Dizziness, fatigue, lethargy