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How long should i stop smoking marijuana before general anesthesia?

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Dr. Eric Levin answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Stop anyway: Despite legalization and differing opinions unless for a medical reason, and still i suggest caution, do not use pot. It is far from refined and controlled. The amount of thc must be low and cannabinoids standardized and then further tested before considered safe from a neurotransmitter point of view. How often do you use benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Pot and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause cognitive problems. Dec bcp effect ?

Answered 4/27/2018

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

How about now?: Would now be good for you? Smoking anything is giving your lungs extra toxins to deal with, not to mention brain effects of marijuana. Depending on frequency of use, your urine could be positive for several months -- but you want to be as healthy and clear as you can be, before general anesthesia.

Answered 10/6/2020

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