NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 1980
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.
(Studio) Use of marijuana with cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Case of cancer patient Richard Csandl outlined as example of marijuana's use with chemotherapy patients. [CSANDL - discusses experience.] Necessity of cancer patient Ann Guttentag to buy drug illegally noted. House committee 's consideration of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes examined. [GUTTENTAG - comments.] Support for drug's use in such situations by physicians Phillip Shein, Stephen Solin, Solomon Garb noted. Opposition to legalization of marijuana for medical purposes by Representative Billy Lee Evans noted. [GUTTENTAG - responds to Evans' criticism.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager