© 2019 Alexa Schimmel
This manuscript investigates the use of marijuana, including edibles and cannabidiol (CBD), and its effects on anesthesia. This topic of research is very recent without an abundance of information. Various articles discuss the route of marijuana use including inhalation, ingestible and extracts of the plant, including CBD. For this manuscript, the term marijuana will pertain to both inhaled and ingested marijuana unless otherwise noted; ingestible marijuana is also known as edibles. This manuscript explains the mechanism of action of marijuana and CBD, the general guidelines for the use and how each affect the administration and impact of anesthesia.
Schimmel, Alexa, "Anesthetic Considerations For Patients Under The Influence Of Marijuana And/Or Cannabidiol: Anesthesia Interactions And Implications" (2019). Nurse Anesthesia Capstones. 24.