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American Agenda (Drugs: Domestic Marijuana Production) #130869

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 20, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Leslie County, Kentucky: Beth Nissen) Government policies toward the domestic growing of marijuana featured; scenes shown from Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky, of officials searching for illegal plants. [Drug czar William BENNETT - says United States must lead by example in drug crop eradication.] Dependence of rural Kentucky on marijuana crop explained. [Former grower "JOHN" - says marijuana helps us get along economically.] [Two RESIDENTS, GROWER - comment.] [BENNETT - cites his responsibility.] Question of how to persuade poor people to stop growing cash crops raised. [Peruvian ambassador to United States Cesar ATALA - says these people need an alternative.] [At state-run truck driving school, DRIVER, school administrator Stuart HODGES - comment on program.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) estimates on domestic marijuana business cited.

Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth

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