• 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 21, 2014


Stories from the week of February 21, 2014

The Hat:  At Grover Norquist’s brunch Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus was the VIP of the day.  Though in a hurry to leave, he stopped to shake my hand saying, “I always enjoy seeing the hat.”  (he has seen the hat 4-5 times in the past couple of years).   He gave me 90 seconds to make my pitch that he should urge party leaders to flush the marijuana issue by repealing the federal prohibition…before the start of the debates in 15.

Republican governor of Texas Rick Perry and I had breakfast on Wednesday (along with 150 others).  During Q & A I was able to thank him for being a man of principle and his endorsement of the 10th Amendment approach to marijuana.  Politicians, like all of us, appreciate positive feedback.  Later we shook hands and exchanged a few words.

It is a big deal:  Late last year I was approached by a group which attends the bi-annual United Nations conference on drugs.  They have me on a break-out panel during this 10 day conference where I will speak Spanish.  All the details are now worked out, plane ticket is bought, hotel room reserved and I am working on all my languages to make sure I am at the top of my game.  Note:  panel is in Spanish, world press is often in French and of course they speak German in Vienna.

One published LTE this week at the bottom.

  • 1489 Presentations to Congressional staffers..    02 this week
    •   50  chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.  2 this week
    • 77 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $75,000).. 01 this week



COP stats since inception: August 2009

55 brief chats with Members of Congress..   this week

40 Radio Interviews..    this week     

  • 65 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..  this week
  • 23 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers or magazine… 00 this week
  • 17 major conferences attended..  this week (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions.  etc)  this week
  • 34 Appearances on major TV networks..this week(Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)
  • 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position
  • Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders.   Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”
  • Consider being a member of COP at $30.00 or more per year.   All contributions are tax-deductible.  30 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year.   Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal prohibition.  COP provides that voice.   If you agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow and want to be a part of the solution…  Go to:
  • www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org and click on Donate/Join – by credit card or send a check to:
  • Citizens Opposing Prohibition
  • POB 543
  • Buckeystown, MD 21717



Re “Don’t be a dick, Senator Brower” ( Editorial, Jan.  30 ):

Big Pharma is already losing north of $2 billion a year in lost sales to God’s medicine, the green plant.  Somebody has to look for the poor drug companies, so why not Sen.  Brower? The other possibility is his ego would be shattered, if he had to admit he was wrong on the issue of medical marijuana.

Some senators like Brower want to continue to stick their nose in my doctor’s office and tell him what is or is not good for me.  Brower is obviously neither a lover of liberty nor less government intrusion in the lives of the citizens of Nevada.

Howard Wooldridge

Pubdate: Thu, 13 Feb 2014
Source: Reno News & Review (NV)
Copyright: 2014, Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Contact: renoletters@newsreview.com
Website: http://www.newsreview.com/issues/reno/
Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/2524
Author: Howard Wooldridge
Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v14/n115/a02.html

Adamstown, Maryland




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