Important warnings as medical marijuana comes to more states - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Important warnings as medical marijuana comes to more states

Bob Howell (Source: KCBD Video) Bob Howell (Source: KCBD Video)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

More and more states are allowing people to use Medical Marijuana, primarily for pain relief.

Texas allows very limited medical use of that through the Compassionate Care Act.

But some states make it easily accessible now without a prescription. So, Bob Howell, an addiction therapist, wants people to know that new hybrid technology is making today's marijuana a very different drug than it used to be.

He says, "It's much more potent than it was in the 60s. The marijuana today is up to 10 times as strong as it was back in the 60s."

Bob says studies have shown that 1 out of 10 marijuana users will become an abuser.

With the growing access in states that allow it, he says there is growing concern that people who might not use it normally, will begin to try it... and end up being the 1 out of 10 who go on to face an addiction.

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