Cannabis users need 220% more anesthesia to undergo surgery, study finds

Cannabis users need more than triple the anesthetic to undergo surgery, according to a new study.

The report, from a small study of 250 surgery patients in Colorado, found the normal dose of anesthesia was less effective in those who consumed marijuana on a weekly or daily basis.

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.

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