NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 1978
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(Studio) NM's action in legalizing purchase of marijuana for medical purposes detailed.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Santa Fe, NM) Action of New Mexico legislature in allowing medical use of marijuana and background of decision detailed. Testimony to legislature of University of New Mexico student Lynn Pierson, who uses marijuana to combat side effect of chemotherapy treatment for his lung cancer, reported [PIERSON - describes effects of chemotherapy on him and says he has to have marijuana in order to take chemotherapy.] Details of legislature allowing cancer and glaucoma patients to legally buy marijuana at state pharmacies outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff
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