• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of August 11, 2017

COP on the Hill:

Stories from the week of August 11, 2017

Mr. Oklahoma: After finishing a presentation and headed for the next, I saw 3 guys in the Hart bldg. going for the elevator. One looked familiar. We had passed each other, when I realized he was a former Congressman from OK. I called out, “Mr. Oklahoma,” as I turned and went to meet him. He also stopped and we had a solid chat about the need to make drugs a medical issue, not criminal…Just after we parted, I remembered his name: JC Watts, 4 term Cman.

What??!!: Spending all week in the Senate for presentations and dropping off 2017 updates (see bottom for them), I noted that five (5) Republican offices had the public TV screen tuned to CNN, not the usual Fox News. That is a big change in the last year. FWIW

This week’s stats:

2531 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 16 this week
210 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 01 this week

COP stats since inception: August 2009

0 meetings

226 personal chats with a Member of Congress… this week
78 Radio Interviews. 0 this week
84 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $83,000).. 0 this week
42 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
72 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media..This week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss. French TV and radio) 00 this week
148 interviews and reports in minor media = 00 this week.
26 major conferences attended – (United Nations drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc) 00 this week (CPAC)
Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

* 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position

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Updates for 2017
In July 2017, the American Legion endorsed HR 2020 which would re-schedule marijuana to 3 – the same as Marinol (a synthetic pill of pure THC)

Ohio in 2016 and West Virginia in 2017 became the first Republican-controlled states to pass a full, medical marijuana law. His people are now benefiting from His medicine. Big Pharma is not happy. 71% of Florida in 2016 voted for a robust medical MJ program. Arkansas passed by 53%, North Dakota by 64%

Since legalization in Colorado, the vehicle search rate of African American drivers 21 and over dropped by nearly half, while the search rate of Hispanic drivers fell by 58 percent. White drivers faced almost two-thirds fewer searches after recreational marijuana was legalized. http://www.businessinsider.com/police-are-searching-far-fewer-cars-in-states-that-have-legalized-marijuana-2017-6

In 2016 voters (57%) in OK voted to de-felonize simple possession of hard drugs. Max penalty now 1 year in jail.

The Taliban in Afghanistan continue to fund their battles with money made from the flow heroin & hash. http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/04/03/follow-the-money-the-talibans-growing-criminal-empire.html

A 2017 report from the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education shows that youth marijuana use is not rising in the age of legalization.

Understand & accept the police are helpless to slow down the Tsunami of drugs coming f/ Mexico. The police have never made a real dent in supply. Heroin is readily available in all small towns in the USA.

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