Dr. Yury Khelemsky, an associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, and neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, questioned several aspects of the study. He noted that Twardowski lacks specific expertise in the anesthesiology field, as he is a primary doctor.
“The study had many critical flaws, which render it useless,” Khelemsky told Healthline. “Overall, the conclusion that cannabis use has anything to do with increased doses of sedation cannot be supported or disputed by looking at this data.”
He noted that 16 percent of cannabis users underwent longer procedures compared to 8 percent of non-users, which could be a reason why cannabis users needed more medication.
While it may be true that some cannabis users underwent longer procedures, that’s largely attributed to the fact that accomplishing sedation took more time. The procedure is begun once the patient is