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If You Smoke Pot, Your Anesthesiologist Needs To Know

Observations and initial research show that marijuana use may affect patients’ responses to anesthesia on the operating table — and, depending on the patient’s history of using the drug, either help or hinder their symptoms afterward in the recovery room.

Weed is not like Wine

Marijuana’s potency is different every time you use it. Wine and alcohol have a consistent effect. That’s why there’s no “breathalizer” or easy test for impairment. Learn more about why weed legalization will cause problems

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