Cannabis, anesthesia and acute postoperative pain: known and unknown

Pain Manag. 2021 Apr;11(4):341-346. doi: 10.2217/pmt-2020-0096. Epub 2021 Mar 2.


Tweetable abstract Cannabis use may significantly affect anesthetic, perioperative and acute pain management care; but research needs to be standardized, expanded and more inclusive.

Keywords: acute pain; anesthesia; cannabis; perioperative complications; tolerance.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics
  • Anesthesia* / adverse effects
  • Anesthetics*
  • Cannabis* / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Pain, Postoperative


  • Analgesics
  • Anesthetics