Orange County Medical Marijuana Distributor Sentenced to Four Years in Prison 7/24/98

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David Lee Herrick, a former sheriff's deputy in San Bernardino County, California, and co-director of the Orange County Cannabis Co-op, was sentenced last week (7/17) to four years in prison for distributing medical marijuana. Herrick, 48, began using marijuana for a back injury that he suffered on-duty as a deputy sheriff. He was convicted in May for distribution. At the trial, jurors were not allowed to consider Proposition 215, as Orange County Superior Court Judge William Froeberg ruled that the medical marijuana law does not apply to cannabis clubs.

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Issue #51, 7/24/98 New York Mayor Giuliani Threatens to End Methadone Maintenance | Marijuana Reform Party Organizes in New York State | Orange County Medical Marijuana Distributor Sentenced to Four Years in Prison | Oakland City Council Votes Again To Support Medical Cannabis | Oppose Harsh New Mandatory Minimums -- Urge Congress to Vote Against H.R. 3898 -- an action alert from the Drug Policy Foundation | Strip Searches at O'Hare Get US Senator's Attention | Drug War Briefs | Quote of the Week Milton Friedman on Drugs | An Interview with Dr Robert Newman: methadone maintenance, and the self-inflicted wounds of the methadone establishment | Editorial: Prohibition, Punishment and Plano, Texas
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