Last updated on: 9/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

California Narcotics Officers Association (CNOA) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Many well-intentioned leaders and members of the public have been misled by the well-financed and organized pro-drug legalization lobby into believing there is merit to their argument that smoking marijuana is a safe and effective medicine.

A review of the scientific research, expert medical testimony, and government agency findings shows this to be erroneous. There is no justification for using marijuana as a medicine.”

“Use of Marijuana as a ‘Medicine’,” CNOA Position Paper, cnoa.org (accessed Sep. 2, 2009)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The California Narcotic Officers’ Association is a non-profit, corporation dedicated to providing high quality training for law enforcement professionals. Since 1964, CNOA has grown to become the largest non-profit Training Association in California… Our members include: local, state, and federal peace officers, prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, and other national and international associates.”

“About CNOA,” CNOA website (accessed May 15, 2008)

Mission:

“For over 35 years, CNOA has offered the finest training available in all areas of narcotic enforcement activities to the dedicated men and women who are our first line of defense against the proliferation of illegal drugs in our state.”

“About CNOA,” CNOA website (accessed May 15, 2008)

Other:
501c6 nonprofit training organization
Quoted in:
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