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Marijuana Research #478936

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 19, 1974
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(Studio) Marijuana research indicates heavy or moderate use of weed could be highly dangerous. Report prepared by Ira Silverman.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tulane Med. Court, LA) Federal government growing marijuana to test effects of drug on animals and humans. At Tulane Univ. Med. Center colony of monkeys used in marijuana experiments. Full details and explanation of experiments outlined. Results of experiments on monkeys outlined. [Dr. Robert HEATH - says he originally thought effects of marijuana similar to alcohol, but marijuana actually affects brain function to large extent.] [Vietnam vet John BLAKENEY - says he hasn't smoked grass in 3 mos. but still feels stoned.] [Vietnam vet Don. JACKSON - says he can't deal with problems; thoughts are uncoordinated even now.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Marijuana used in research and in Vietnam generally more potent than street marijuana.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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