NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 05, 1978
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(Studio) Report on lawsuits brought against American government for its part in trying to keep Mexican marijuana out of country
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(No location given) Details given about joint US-Mexico program to spray Mexican marijuana fields with herbicides, like paraquat, and recent studies that have indicated permanent lung damage may result if marijuana sprayed with these is smoked. Attempts by program admins. to use dye mixed with herbicide in order to warn user that marijuana has been sprayed reported [American consultant John FORD - explains how dye works as warning.] NORML spokesperson's statement in opposition to this plan quoted; org.'s lawsuit against United States government outlined.
REPORTER: George Lewis
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