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Does smoking Marijuana after a brain surgery cause any complications?

Hi, I had brain surgery to remove a blood clot a little over a month ago. I've been back to normal for a couple weeks now, but I understand it takes the brain time to heal. Am I able to smoke marijuana now after practically feeling normal again or should I hold off? Would smoking now do anything negative to my healing process?
Tue, 23 Dec 2014
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Hello thanks for asking from HCM

You had a brain surgery to remove blood clot a month ago. Marijuana is weed or cannabis and the drug causes activation of brain and may deteriorate the process of healing. Also you had surgery to remove blood clot and smoking marijuana will further accelerate the risk of development of atherosclerosis and blood clot. I would not advise you to go for marijuana smoking as it will lead to complications.

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