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US blocked on spraying with marijuana herbicide

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Linda Feldmann / September 14, 1983


A federal judge temporarily blocked the Drug Enforcement Administration Tuesday from spraying the herbicide paraquat to eradicate illegal marijuana fields growing on federal lands.

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US District Judge June Green said it appeared that the government should have obtained an environmental-impact statement on the effects of the herbicide before embarking on the eradication effort.