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Marijuana Commission Hearings / Turkey / Heroin #15515

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 18, 1971
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(Studio) President drug abuse commission holding hearings on marijuana.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [John KAPLAN - says prohibition of marijuana as unenforceable as prohibition of alcohol was.] [Dr. Donald LOURIA - says marijuana laws should be streamlined; marijuana shouldn't be legalized.] [President NIXON - May 1st film shows Nixon saying won't legalize marijuana even if commission recommends it.]
REPORTER: Virginia Sherwood

(Studio) Commission to study heroin later.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Istanbul, Turkey) Turkey Govt. tries to regulate poppy crop, permitting just enough for morphine; 50 tons illegally harvested last year; United States Govt. pressures Turkey to crack down; Turkish measures ineffective.
REPORTER: George Watson

Sherwood, Virginia;
Smith, Howard K.;
Watson, George

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