• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP Annual Report for year: August 1, 2014 thru July 31, 2015

COP Annual Report for year August 1, 2014 thru July 31, 2015

The bread and butter Congressional presentations numbered roughly 245. This number is down about 50 from last year. There was a large in increase (37) in personal chats with Members of Congress this year. All 535 offices received an average of three (3) visits to drop off materials, ask for an aide’s time, etc. Dozens of hearings and meetings were attended throughout DC.
Know that about 20% of the offices simply refuse to meet with COP. 70% of the House offices force Howard to go door to door to meet, as opposed to responding to an email for an appointment to meet. Luckily the Senate offices agree to set up a meeting about 60% of the time.

The champions of the House are Misters Polis (D-CO), Farr (D-CA) and Rohrabacher (R-CA). Rohrabacher’s HR 1940 is the flagship bill of this session of Congress currently has 14 co-sponsors (9 Democrats and 6 Republicans). COP continues to educate the Congress on the need to repeal federal, marijuana prohibition. NOTE: 1940 is 38 words long and simply acts to repeal federal marijuana prohibition.

Howard attended the weekly Grover Norquist meeting of 150 influential conservatives every week he was in DC. This relationship continues to bear fruit. Norquist is a vocal supporter of COP efforts. He attended the CPAC convention in DC and the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) September conference.

At the CPAC conference COP chipped in half the cost of a booth. It was used by LEAP, RAMP and SSDP to meet some of the 9,000 attendees. Howard stayed on the move thru-out the 3 day conference.

Howard again attended an 11 day United Nations drug conference in Vienna, Austria at the request of LEAP. Using my four languages, I spoke to delegates from 19 countries. The hallways continue to buzz with the results of Colorado and its audacity to disobey the UN.

One obstacle to repeal of drug prohibition in Congress is the United Nation’s 1961 Single Convention Treaty. COP will continue to do its part to end worldwide drug prohibition.

COP raised $14.945 in fiscal year #5. Expenditures were $12,774. Money in the bank at the end of the fiscal year was $35,850.

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