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Studio 11 LA Guest Dr. Damon Raskin

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Addiction specialist Dr. Damon Raskin from Cliffside Malibu is concerned about all the joking around regarding Sunday's Super Bowl being played by teams from two states that have legalized recreational marijuana. Both Washington and Colorado allow anyone over 21 to purchase pot without a prescription. The game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos has been dubbed the "Smoke-A-Super-Bowl" in some circles and Dr. Raskin is not amused.  He is concerned that not taking the potential for abuse seriously could lead to more addiction problems than he already sees. He points out that in recent years the THC content in pot is much higher than it was 10 or 20 years ago, and therefore the marijuana is more addictive.  He adds people under 25 are more vulnerable to negative side effects including addiction because the brain is still forming well into young adulthood..

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