American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists

The Anesthetic Implications of Cannabinoids - ASDA

The Anesthetic Implications of Cannabinoids

Cara J. Riley, DMD MS

This session was recorded via live Broadcast on April 10, 2020, reviewed August 2022.  It is available for On-Demand CE through August 2025.

This Broadcast is eligible for 1.5 units On-Demand CE, provided a 70% or higher is obtained on the post session quiz.


For assistance with the broadcast, please contact


Not an ASDA member? Members qualify for preferential pricing. Learn more.



Cannabinoids are widely used across the United States, with marijuana being the most commonly consumed “illicit” drug.  As medicinal and/or recreational use of cannabinoids increases, more patients who are acute or chronic users will present for surgical procedures. This lecture aims to describe best practices for treating such patients in the perioperative period. We will discuss the various chemical compounds that comprise cannabinoids and the pharmacology thereof, the expected physiological effects of acute and chronic intoxication, and concerns for pre-, intra-, and post- operative management.

Learning objectives
• To recognize the numerous forms of cannabinoids that may be encountered in clinical practice.
• To understand the pharmacology and physiology of the available cannabinoids.
• To understand the influence of cannabinoids on perioperative care.

WordPress Lightbox