Pubdate: Thu, 16 Nov 2000
Source: Redding Record Searchlight (CA)
Copyright: 2000 Redding Record Searchlight - E.W. Scripps
Contact:  PO Box 492397, Redding, CA 96049-2397
Section: North State in Brief, Local Section
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The California Narcotics Officers Association, which provides
narcotic-enforcment-related training and education, will honor Assemblyman
Dick Dickerson as its Legislator of the Year during a conference Monday in
Long Beach.

Dickerson, a Redding Republican, was chosen because he helped kill bills
that would have eased requirements for prescriptions and would have made it
easier to obtain marijuana for medicinal use, according to a press release.

Dickerson also vigorously opposed Proposition 36, which requires treatment
rather than prosecution for drug offenders. Voters overwhelming approved
the initiative Nov. 7.

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