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Florida / Paraquat Spraying #285630

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 28, 1982
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(Studio) Florida law officials reported spraying marijuana crop with paraquat.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Red Bay, Florida) Implications of 1st domestic use of paraquat on marijuana examined. [Florida law enforcement department Robert EDWARDS - won't let any pot out of field.] [Nearby RESIDENTS - comment on spraying program.] Details of spraying program outlined. [Marijuana lobbyist Kevin ZEES - criticizes spraying.] Possibility that this paraquat spraying is public relations aimed at Colombia considered. [EDWARDS - agrees message is sent to South America.] Florida marijuana industry noted 2nd only to oranges.
REPORTER: Wyatt Andrews

Andrews, Wyatt;
Schieffer, Bob

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