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Med.: Marijuana #319739

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 10, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) "New England Journal of Med." reported announcing UCLA's study on health risks of smoking marijuana. Results discussed. Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Schakne) Glaucoma sufferer Robert Randall reported smoking marijuana under doctor's orders. [RANDALL - comments on smoking.] Few Americans noted smoking marijuana legally. [Mae NUTT - comments on getting marijuana for dying son Keith Nutt.] Marijuana noted making Nutt's last days less painful. Doctors reported claiming marijuana aids in treatment of cancer, glaucoma, and multiple sclerosis. Patients' families reported bringing lawsuits to legalize marijuana for medical use. DEA's regulations illustration [DEA spokesperson Charlotte MAPES - comments on need for further testing.] [Cancer specialist Dr. Ivan SILVERBERG - comments on issue.] Doctors noted arguing among themselves over medical benefits of marijuana. [NUTT - decries situation.] Pols. mentioned deciding issue rather than doctors

Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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