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Pot Smokers Need More Anesthesia In Surgery

A new report says that cannibis users need 220% more anesthesia to undergo surgery. The report comes from a small study of 250 surgery patients in Colorado and it found that the normal dose of anesthesia was less effective in those who consumed marijuana on a weekly or daily basis. Researchers are now trying to figure out why those who consume marijuana need more anesthesia. Since 1980, anesthetists have warned people to abstain from marijuana weeks before surgery because the risks are unclear, and last year the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued another warning to that effect. Marijuana has been legal medically and recreationally in Colorado since 2012. (Daily Mail)



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