CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 1969
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(Studio) Participants of narcotics conference meet in DC.
(DC) National coordinating committee to fight drug abuse formed by 63 government and private agencies; boycotted by Negro orgs. [Defense Department Drug Control Lieutenant Colonel Everett HOPSON - reports 1st 6 mos. of 1968, same number of marijuana cases as reported in entire previous year] [Director Narcotics Bureau John INGERSOLL - feels drug abuse is public health menace. Laws must be changed.] [National Student Association Charles HOLLANDER - thinks putting criminal sanctions on drug abusers causes whole crisis.] Council to instigate ad. campaign against drug abuse.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr
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