William Silvers, MD, on Diagnosing Marijuana Allergy


Dr William Silvers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine explains Cannabis sativa allergy - clinical manifestations, diagnosis options, misconceptions, and cases he has seen in his own practice. He recently discussed this topic during the session, “Cannabis: What the Allergist Needs to Know About Marijuana: Medical and Recreational” at the ACAAI 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.

William Silvers, MD, is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado. He is also the founder of Allergy Asthma Colorado, PC.



1. Silvers WS, Naimi DR, Katial RK, Brucker HA. Cannabis: What the allergist needs to know about marijuana: Medical and recreational. Presented at: 2018 American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting; November 15-19, 2018; Seattle, WA.
2. Silvers WS. A Colorado allergist’s experience with marijuana legalization. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016;116(2):175-177.
3. Silvers WS, Bernard T. Spectrum and prevalence of reactions to marijuana in a Colorado allergy practice. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017;119(6):570-571.