Study: Marijuana users may need more anesthesia during surgery

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A new study shows people who smoke marijuana regularly need more anesthesia when having a procedure.

Researchers found people who smoke pot daily or weekly need as much as two times the level of sedation.

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They needed 20 percent more midazolam and 220 percent more propofol.

A professor of anesthesia considered the study a good starting point, but said a complete trial is needed.

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