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California Highway Patrol (CHP) Biography

Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"

“Due to ambiguous language and possible conflicts with federal statutes… definitive interpretation will only be available through judicial review. Due to the uncertainty of judicial interpretation, it is imperative that all marijuana related violations be thoroughly investigated and well documented.”



“On August 14, 1929, the California Highway Patrol was created through an act of the Legislature. The new law gave Statewide authority to the Highway Patrol to enforce traffic laws on county and State highways – a responsibility which remains in effect today, along with many additional functions undreamed of in 1929.”

“History of the CHP,” CHP website (accessed Sep. 14, 2007)


“The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of safety, service, and security to the people of California.

“Mission Statement and Organizational Goals,” CHP website (accessed Sep. 14, 2007)

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