How Long After Receiving Rhinoplasty/septoplasty Can One Ingest Medical Marijuana Edibles?

I am healing from a rhinoplasty as well as a septoplasty, have a medical marijuana card and the vicodin doesn't seem to be helping with the pain that much. I am well aware of not smoking cannabis, but can I eat it instead to help with my pain relief?

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Marijuana after Rhinoplasty

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    I would ask your plastic surgeon about the pain control.  Maybe the pain medication could be altered to make you more comfortable.

Marijuana usage after Rhinoplasty/Septoplasty

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Dear Mallory,

I would suggest asking your surgeon this question. Since you have a prescription for usage and I am unaware of what the medical prescription was written for I would confer with your surgeon. If you receive clearance from your surgeon I would suggest making sure It is ingested in the proper dosage and not mixed with other post operative prescribed narcotics. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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