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Can tincture used for pain after heart surgery instead of opioid?


Hi there! This is not an uncommon question in the HelloMD Community.

The bottom line is that you should speak with your surgeon and/or cardiologist to express your interest in taking cannabis to manage your post-surgical pain; this will ensure you have no unpleasant interactions with other medications you may be taking.

Dr. Perry Solomon discusses this exact issue at length in this article:

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