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J Pharm Sci. 1983 Aug;72(8):954-5.

Allergenic properties of naturally occurring cannabinoids.


The guinea pig maximization test was used to determine the potential of seven cannabinoids to produce allergic contact dermatitis. delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinol were found to be extreme (Grade V) sensitizers. Cannabidiol, delta 8-tetrahydrocannabinol, and cannabichromene were moderate (Grade III) sensitizers. Cannabigerol and cannabinol methyl ether were not sensitizers. Most of the cannabinoids were found to be allergenically cross-reactive. Additionally, it was shown that the presence of a free 1'-hydroxyl group was required for sensitization, but not to elicit a response in sensitive animals.

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