Marijuana Use in the Anesthetized Patient: History, Pharmacology, and Anesthetic Considerations.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

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.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Horvath, C; Dalley, CB; Grass, N; Tola, DH

Published Date

  • December 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 451 - 458

PubMed ID

  • 31920198

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2162-5239

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0094-6354


  • eng