Smoking pot may have its drawbacks for users who need surgery. A new study shows regular pot users may need increased doses of anesthesia for a surgical procedure.
According to researchers, pot smokers in Colorado needed double the dose of propofol for a surgery. Subjects who were getting fentanyl and midazolam [[ mid-DAZ-oh-lam]] needed smaller dosage increases.
Researchers say medical professionals should make sure they know about their patients' use of marijuana to make sure the proper dose of a sedative is given.
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