CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 1981
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(Studio) No. of states legalizing medical use of marijuana mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Manteo, North Carolina) Chgs. against Dr. Gordon Piland concerning his cultivation and use of marijuana for patient examined; background to arrest given. [PILAND - describes his apprehension.] Defense argument of attorney Marvin Blount outlined. [Drug Enforcement Agency spokesperson Gene HAISLIP - chastises Piland.] Prosecutor Tom Watts' response to Piland's defense cited; Robert Randall's acquittal in Washington, DC on same chgs. recalled. [Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics spokesperson RANDALI - notes philosophical parameters.] Piland's commitment to cause mentioned.
REPORTER: John Sheahan
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