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Marijuana users require more anesthesia, UCHealth doctors find

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Inside the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Dr. Roland Flores is no stranger to asking patients tough questions.

As an anesthesiologist, Flores needs to know everything he can about each patient, as he prepares a mix of drugs to put them to sleep for surgery. But there’s one question Flores said patients aren’t always honest with: Do you use marijuana?

“I think people are kind of uncomfortable with it because of the quasi-legality of it between the federal and state laws,” Flores said.

Flores said it’s an important question to answer truthfully because it can have a major impact on your treatment.

He’s discovered regular marijuana users require…

Evan Kruegel

2023-05-11 23:42:36

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