CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 10, 1972
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(Studio) Former Dep. Director Federal Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Bureau, John Finlator, opposes laws against use of marijuana.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Justice Department Narcotics Bureau Director, John Ingersoll, says Finlator never gave views on marijuana while Dep. Director [INGERSOLL - says Finlator had freedom and duty to express views while in office, and was never told to keep them quiet. Ingersoll refuses stance condoning drug misuse.] [FINLATOR - says he was told not to discuss marijuana 4 years ago when Bureau was under HEW, and has no quarrel with former boss.] Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Elliot Richardson to report to Congress on marijuana and health. Study shows driving can be impaired after smoking marijuana. Downgrades assumption that use of marijuana leads to harder drugs.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr
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