I'm not sure if this is the right forum but... Okay, I'm a recovering drug addict. I've spent the last 7 months in and out (been out for a month now) of mental/behavioral heath institutions for a combination of 'issues'. I wasn't into weed I'm not really sure why but there was some mild experimentation with home-grown-not-ready-****-that-was-killed-with-soap. I'm not satisfied with a clean life. So instead of jumping back into the destructive drugs I've invested my time in doing some research about weed. I got the impression that it can be used responsibly. And that's pretty much my conclusion. As long as you have the right attitude, mentally stability, and it's use is for recreation or something along the lines of that you should be okay. I've have been clean for a while now and really made sure that I would not be using for the same problem causing reasons as before. I've found a friend of a friend that can hook me up continuously. I went as far as making a stable friendship with him and I'm convinced he can be trusted for that madder. Anyway I'm extremely close to lighting up with a friend that's really supportive and wouldn't let me fall apart. I've gotten into hemp jewelry making but I break out in an itchy rash with little red bumps that look like mini bug bites. Is it possible to be allergic? Would the steam of the plant have the same reaction as smoking the leaves? Is the possible allergy due to the plant itself or maybe the chemicals they put in the hemp? I also thought that I should mention that I'm allergic to all metals except silver and gold, adhesives, silicone, some ingredients in deodorant, and even the plastic beads on bracelets irritate my skin. So far, I'm mean I'm young and there could be more. Have any ideas or know where I might be able to find the answers to these questions? Thanks a lot! I know this is long!