• 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 February 2, 2023


Leave them Speechless:   CMan Neguse was in the hallway, chatting with 4 serious guys (turned out to be prosecutors from his district) …after I introduced myself and learned the issue, I responded so all would hear. ‘If we legalized heroin and sold it in stores, there would be no fentanyl in Colorado or anywhere else.’  And dead silence for several seconds, so I just made a tip of the hat and said adios.

They love the buckle. Can I expense it?:  Walking out of Longworth, an aide to new CWoman de la Cruz (R-TX) was walking in.  Spying my huge buckle (6 inches wide), he remarked “nice buckle.”  I told him it was given to me, after I rode my Texas horse coast to coast.  We ended up having an 8-minute chat on drug policy.  All good.  Note: actually it was $160 from my pocket.  The freebie was becoming a Fellow in the Royal Geographic Society.

 Congressman – you are mistaken: On the sidewalk outside of Longworth HOB speaking with Don Murphy, I spotted CMan Santos walking the other way. “Congressman, how is it going?”  Where are your reporter friends?  He and his chief of staff crossed the street and we had a five-minute chat on MJ policy.  He is not yet convinced to vote for change.

Santos stated clearly that NY does Not have a law which the police can use to arrest a driver for DUI Marijuana.  I looked it up, copied the law, gave it to him  and now he knows better/more.  (every state has such a law)

Weekly Activities:

3899 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 29 this week…

351 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 08 this week…. Senator King (I-ME), CMan Crane (R-AZ), CMan Mace (R-SC), CMan Neguse (D-CO), CMan Steil (R-WI), CMan Santos (R-NY), CMan Comer (R-KY) CMan Moore (R-AL)

437 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc   01 this week  …x CMan Rohrbacher (R-CA) and MJ champion for many years


COP stats since inception: August 2009

96  Radio Interviews:  0 this week;

32 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week

209 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week

107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week

44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

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