Can cannabis cause allergic reactions?
Just like pollen from trees, grasses or weeds, marijuana pollen may trigger allergic reactions in a very small minority of people. This subject has not been studied in depth, but there are scientific articles and studies that point to allergic reactions caused by cannabis. If you choose a product that is GMP certified you minimize the risk of contamination with allergens. Endoca offers the finest quality cannabis extracts on the market as it is GMP certified. This means that our products contain no hazardous chemicals that can cause an allergic reaction.
Why can cannabis cause allergic reactions?
Cannabis contains over 400 different molecules: Phytocannabinoids, Terpenes, Chlorophyll, Alkanes, Nitrogenous compounds, Amino acids, Sugars, Aldehydes, Alcohols, Ketones, Flavonoids, Glycosides, Vitamins, Pigments and Water.
In rare cases, individuals may be allergic to certain natural compounds. For example, Terpenes are molecules that are in many foods and cosmetics and are known to trigger allergic reactions in a very small percentage of people. However, if you suffer from this rare allergy, it is extremely likely that you will already be aware of it.
Are there many people allergic to cannabis?
From the knowledge available we can conclude that Allergy symptoms have only occasionally been reported as one of the adverse health effects of cannabis use. There has been a call for more controlled studies to determine the mechanisms behind these rare adverse reactions.
What does scientific studies indicate?
There are studies specifically investigating exposure to pollen, cannabis extracts and the act of smoking cannabis that indicate that there can be adverse reactions. On the other hand, there have also been studies showing that cannabis can be used to combat allergies. As we can see, the evidence is confusing but at least conclusive in one sense: marijuana allergies not related to broad-spectrum pollen allergy are extremely rare.