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does marijuana cause a reaction with anesthesia?

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Dr. Neil Ellis
Anesthesiology 13 years experience
Yes: It can compound the affect of anesthesia. Smokers in general tolerate intubation less well than non smokers. Tell your anesthesiologist about your use.
Dr. John Sampson
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
Mariuana anesth: Yes, there are interactions and if you have recently taken marjuana you need to inform your anesthesia provider.

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Last updated May 8, 2016

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