Is your doctor a marijuana user? Maybe you should ask.

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By Michael Lawrence Langan MD

Cannabis, also known as marijuana and by numerous other names, is a preparation of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine.

The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); it is one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 84 other cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV).



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4 Responses

  1. “Healthcare Triage: What We Know about Pot in 2017”

    Marijuana! You guys always want to know more about pot from Healthcare Triage. It’s also one of the most controversial and complex subjects we cover. And it’s time for an update on what we know, versus what we think, when it comes to the drug.

    Here’s the study itself.

    Aaron Carroll MD
    via Ann Miller RN MHA


  2. POT Ads

    CBS has reportedly rejected a pro-medical marijuana Super Bowl ad.

    Well done.

    Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA


  3. POT or NOT

    I’m not sure if I am pro or anti pot use. I think this gentleman makes a great point that if you are ‘pro’ you will see all the benefits and if you are ‘anti’ you will emphasize the risks.

    I think if alcohol is legal, marijuana probably should be. I don’t know anyone that smokes a joint and then drives really fast and wrecks somewhere or is being called for domestic abuse! I could be wrong, but most want to snack a little bit and watch Netflix…



  4. Do you drink? Do you smoke cigarettes? Do you use cannabis?”

    That last question is becoming more common in medical practices across the country—and the answer could have major implications when it comes to elective surgeries and procedures.

    With cannabis now legal for either medicinal or recreational use (or both) in many states, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) and Pain Medicine released recommended guidelines in January to help anesthesiologists gauge how often a patient uses cannabis (and in what form) before they’re sedated for a procedure.

    It’s not a totally new concept. Some physicians have asked patients for years about cannabis use, but that’s varied from state to state and from medical office to medical office.

    Even if those conversations happen in primary care settings, surgeons don’t routinely screen patients for marijuana use as part of their standard of care, said David Dickerson, who chairs the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Committee on Pain Medicine.



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