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Does liver disease impact the expression of cannabinoid receptors on non-hepatic cells?

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Epidiolex, a CBD product derived from the cannabis plant, received FDA approval for the treatment of Lenox Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome in November 2018. Is Epidiolex a controlled substance? If so, in which schedule of the Controlled Substances Act does Epidiolex belong?

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Do orthopedic surgical patients who are chronic cannabinoid users typically experience less or more pain than orthopedic surgical patients who do not use cannabinoids?

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True or false? An episode of marijuana induced psychosis can co-present with fever, hypertension and tachycardia, and can therefore be misinterpreted as signs/symptoms of malignant hyperthermia in the operative/post-operative period.

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Is it possible that a chronic marijuana user may develop withdrawal symptoms in the pre-operative period?

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What is the treatment for marijuana withdrawal in the acute setting?

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Chronic marijuana users who are hospitalized post-operatively may develop withdrawal symptoms. True or false? Symptoms of marijuana withdrawal include fever, chills and headache.

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Some patients presenting for surgery may admit to using “Spice” or “K2” or another non-FDA approved synthetic cannabinoid. Do “Spice” and “K2” alter coagulation?

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On average, do patients who use marijuana require more fentanyl, more midazolam, and more Propofol to be adequately sedated for an endoscopic procedure compared to patients who do not use marijuana?

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Are the physiologic changes due to THC administration in humans very similar to the physiologic changes due to THC administration in animals?