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A 31-year-old female asked:

Before surgery when should you stop smoking marijuana?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
At least 8 weeks : before surgery. THC stays in body fat a long time, so it depends on your size, BMI, dose & duration. Tell your anaesthesiologist. Drug sensitivity or interactions can occur. Inhalant Marijuana causes respiratory problems. Swelling of the uvula that " dangles" from the soft palate ^es risk of post-op airway obstruction. ^ed Carbon Monoxide decreases blood oxygen & impedes post-op healing.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I stop smoking marijuana?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Glad you asked: Marijuana anonymous is a group which can help [www.Marijuana-anonymous.Org] also there are professionally-run intensive outpatient groups that provide ongoing recovery support. These help provide tools for dealing with life other than smoking marijuana.
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