Marijuana use in the anesthetized patient: History, pharmacology, and anesthetic considerations

Catherine Horvath, Carrie Bowman Dalley, Nicole Grass, Denise H. Tola

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Abstract

Marijuana consumption is growing in the United States because of state legalization for recreational and medical use. However, many anesthesia practitioners are unaware of the potential adverse effects that may occur if marijuana is taken before the administration of an anesthetic. This review provides a history of marijuana use, the current laws and regulations, the pharmacology of marijuana, and best evidence-based practices related to anesthetic care of the marijuana user.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-458
Number of pages8
JournalAANA journal
Volume87
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Anesthesia
  • Cannabis
  • Drug interaction
  • Marijuana

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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