Priority 11 from the Anaesthesia (Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the impacts of cannabis on anesthesia care and pain management after surgery? (JLA PSP Priority 11)
Overall ranking 11
JLA question ID 0084/11
Explanatory note

This question asks about the effects of cannabis on anesthesia care. Respondents wanted to know what to advise patients about using cannabis and how cannabis use affects choice of anesthesia medications.


No systematic reviews identified

Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Perioperative implications of cannabis?  What should we tell patients perioperatively? ~ Does frequent relatively high daily use of marijuana (>2gram/day) worsen acute postop pain, or decrease effectiveness of analgesics?
Submitted by Healthcare providers, caregivers, patients
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0084
PSP name Anesthesia (Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 49  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 15 May 2019