ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 22, 1973
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(Studio) Many states passing new marijuana laws. Texas passes new law.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Huntsville, Texas) New Texas law gives 10 years maximum sentence and 6 mos. minimum sentence. One prisoner serving 5 years for possessing 2 ozs. marijuana. Another inmate serving 40 year maximum sentence under old law. Under new law, provisions for resentencing included. Under new law Bill Terrell has served required 6 mos., but attorney general says resentencing amts. to pardoning and only governor may do that. [Coy WHITTEN - believes public's new outlook on marijuana possession encouraging. Doesn't expect to get resentencing.] [Frank DEMOLLI - hopes to get time cut for marijuana offense.]
REPORTER: David Snell
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