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Marijuana / Medical Research #210815

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 01, 1970
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(Studio) Research may lead to marijuana as prescription drug.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chapel Hill, North Carolina) University North Carolina Pharmacologists study marijuana medical uses and isolate THC effects; lowers blood pressure, anti-depressant and pain killer. [U. North Carolina Dr. Louis HARRIS - reports real possibility of prescription THC use.] Mice tests show drug powerful pain killer.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Boston, Massachusetts) [Chemist Harry PARS - says no present market drug relieves pain and depression.]
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Chapel Hill, North Carolina) Drug companies also researching marijuana to patent ingredients. [Dr. HARRIS - doesn't advocate marijuana smoking, wants to find therapeutic use.] More tests and federal approval necessary.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(No location given) [Narcotics Bureau Director John INGERSOLL - won't accept 1 research source; medical community must be convinced of good uses for Cannabis.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Chapel Hill, North Carolina) Marijuana research easier than convincing Washington, DC to legalize its use.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Laurence, John;
Reasoner, Harry;
Schorr, Daniel

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