Pot Pollen

Harvest time is coming to the fertile Southwest, and with it one of its biggest cash crops will blossom in fields, along roadsides and in suburban backyard gardens: marijuana. Call the police? Sure, but don't forget the doctor. It turns out that marijuana is no friend to allergy sufferers. Dr. Geraldine Freeman, in a study published by the Western Journal of Medicine, finds that pot pollen may be as irritating to some respiratory systems as ragweed. In a seven-month survey of 129 patients' reactions to various substances, Freeman found that about 50% of those tested showed allergic reactions to marijuana...

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