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Researchers from Colorado have found that people who regularly use cannabis are more likely to be tolerant to anesthetic agents and may require higher doses to achieve same effects as non users. They also required higher amounts of sedatives to achieve similar sedation as non-users, write the researchers in their study titled, “Effects of Cannabis use on sedation requirements for Endoscopic procedures,” published this week in the latest issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Endoscopy equipment. Image Credit: Romaset / Shutterstock

Colorado-based researchers scanned the medical records of around 250 patients who underwent endoscopic procedures. For these short procedures that are invasive in nature and may cause pain and discomfort, the doctors usually prescribe sedatives and mild pain relievers and anesthetic agents. The team looked at…



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