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Marijuana #222170

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 22, 1972
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(Studio) President Commission on Drug Abuse proposes marijuana laws be eased. Recommends: no penalties for private use, illegal to grow or sell, heavy penalties for driving after use. Little evidence found that it causes addiction, brain damage, or birth defects.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Background report on marijuana culture of Mt. youth given. [Bronx D.A., Burton ROBERTS - says marijuana is not a narcotic drug.] [Attorney for Marijuana Reform, Frank FIORAMONTI - cites competent professionals who use marijuana with no detrimental effect.]
REPORTER: Hughes Rudd

(Houston, Texas) [Assistant D.A., Harris County, Texas, Joe MOSS - cites strict penalties for marijuana, include death penalty for 2nd sale to minor.]
REPORTER: Foster Davis

(NYC) Reporter compares marijuana to alcohol.
REPORTER: Hughes Rudd

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Davis, Foster;
Rudd, Hughes
Duration:
00:05:10

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