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Angie Velleca

Clinical Program Manager Heart-Lung Transplantation
Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute and Comprehensive Transplant Center
Angela Velleca

Brief Bio

Current Involvement: Advancement Series - Transplantation Focus Faculty Workgroup

Alliance Presentations

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana and CBD Oil Use Pre and Post-Transplant

Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 3:00pm

Use of marijuana and the varied forms of cannabis is steadily on the rise in the US as more states move to legalize the substance for both medicinal and recreational purposes. Transplant programs across the country also have a varied approach regarding pre and post-transplant use, as clear guidelines are lacking. Research into the effects of THC has been limited by its illegality at the federal level. Drug interactions warrant further evaluation and study. This review offers insight into the pre and post-transplant approach to marijuana and CBD oil use, drug interactions, and a review of proposed potential guidelines.

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