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Allergy to Marihuana

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Supported in part by grants A100219, MH 05804, and MH 09247, U.S. Public Health Service, Washington, D.C. Dr. Parker is the recipient of Research Development Award A109881, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

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Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(4):571-573. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-75-4-571
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A 29-year-old housewife had symptoms consistent with an anaphylactoid response after smoking a marihuana cigarette for the first time. Scratch testing and passive transfer studies confirmed an immunologic basis for her response and indicated that it was related to the cannabinoid and perhaps specifically to the tetrahydrocannabinol component of the marihuana plant.





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