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Marijuana / Dupont / Ford / Candidates #487029

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 12, 1976
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(Studio) Govt. drug expert, Dr. Robert DuPont,says marijuana less dangerous than whiskey or cigarettes.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC)Report says hald of Americans aged 18-25 have tried marijuana. [Director National Institute of Drug Abuse Dr. River DuPONT - supports concept of use of civil fine for marijuana usage; rather than prison sentence.] Report contradicted remark made by Ford at New Hampshire rally. February 8, 1976, film shown. [FORD - says shouldn't decriminalize marijuana until more scientists agree it's not harmful.] DuPont says marijuana can't be given clean bill of health because not all facts known.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee

(Studio) All best-known Democratic candidates for decriminalization of marijuana, except George Wallace. Ford and Ronald Reagan also against decriminalization
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Ellerbee, Linda

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