CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 15, 1974
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(Studio) Top official for drug abuse prevention, Robert DuPont, expected to recommend marijuana possession no longer be treated as criminal offense. Use should be discouraged however; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Dangers of marijuana smoking just now coming to light. At hearings before Senator internal securities subcommittee , marijuana dangers examined. [Dr. Sidney COHEN - says experiments continue to determine dangers to heavy pot smoker.] [Dr. Robert KOLODNY - outlines results of experiments with marijuana and reproduction.] [Tulane Univ. Dr. Robert HEATH - describes marijuana experiment with monkeys; brain function studied.] Other marijuana studies' results outlined. [Dr. COHEN - says 3 types of investigators into marijuana exist; details given.] Marijuana research limitations discussed. Most scientists agree more research needed. [COHEN - thinks general public gets sensational information about marijuana, pro and con.]
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw
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