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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of January 19, 2018

COP on the Hill:

Stories from the week of January 19, 2018

Truth to Power: On Wednesday I addressed the 150 attending the Grover Norquist center-right meeting with an update on our lovely War on Drugs/Modern Prohibition. The notes I used below. It was well-received.

The Congress was engaged in pre-shut down activities which hampered contacts. = slow week.

This week’s stats:
253 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 1 this week (R-TX, Cman Farenthold)
233 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 3 this week (candidates running for Congress)

Meetings – 1

COP stats since inception: August 2009

2675 Presentations to Congressional staffers… this week
80 Radio Interviews. this week
149 interviews and reports in minor media = 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
27 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
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
84 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $83,000) 0 this week
* Consider being a member of COP at $40.00 or more per year. All contributions are tax-deductible. 40 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. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

Grover Presentation–

My police Background

WOD has been The most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery and Jim Crow.

1.2 trillion, 50 years and 46 million drug arrests. What is the return on investment, the ROI? Heroin in every small village in America. About 120 Americans die daily from heroin related overdose deaths

Cheerful news

30 states with MMJ. Eight States plus DC with adult use. Direct Tax revenues at 2 billion. Police savings at 1 billion, as the police do not chase God’s green plant. 150,000 full-time jobs in the industry, going to a quarter million as more stores open in 2018.

In 2018 Vermont and New Jersey will go full legal via the legislature. Michigan will go full legal via initiative referendum. Medical will go legal in Utah, Missouri and possibly Oklahoma via the ballot box in November.

In Congress we have about 230 votes in the house ( based on our nose count) to employ the 10th amendment for all marijuana. We have about 75 in the Senate to go to states’ rights for medical. Close to 60 in the senate for full recreational. No vote is expected, as Leadership won’t allow it, especially Chairman Goodlatte. And Chairman Grassley.

Regarding medical use, the ACLU along with the American Legion both support medical use. Repeating, the American Legion is on the same page as the ACLU on the issue of medical marijuana. The American Legion has endorsed HR 2020 which moves marijuana to schedule three.

The ballot issue in Missouri is expected to increase turn out by millennials to vote for marijuana. This may have the unintended consequence of more votes for Senator McCaskill.

The swiss government has agreed in principle to allow US citizens to obtain a long-term visa and enroll in their highly effective, life-saving heroin treatment program. (my initiative in 2017.)
Last, the blue sheet handout. 900,000 teen dealers. My analysis shows 18 r shot every day. IMHO it is shameful that our country has a policy which gives teens a job option which causes 18 to be shot and or killed every day.

MOTIVATION: Why do I come to work?

My precious, seven-year-old grandson in six short years will have his first opportunity to sell marijuana in middle school. Denying him that job option has become my life‘s work.

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