• 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 January 6 & 13, 2017

COP on the Hill:

Stories from the week of January 6 & 13, 2017

IMHO: Several have asked my thoughts on the incoming President as it relates to COP work… I have medium confidence that Trump will direct AG Sessions to focus on the issue of the undocumented immigrants, not marijuana. Trump will, like Obama, leave Colorado et al, in peace. His base cares about The Wall, etc…nobody has a concern for the issue of a green plant.
Pleased, I am: I took stock of what influence we will have with the administration. Know that I asked the next VP a question about applying the 10th Amendment to MJ a few years ago. He answered my question, taking about a minute to explain his thinking… Recall I had a two minute chat with incoming Chief of Staff Reince Priebus 3 years ago re: 10th…I had a 3 minute chat last month with the incoming Secretary of the Interior – Cman Mike Zinke of Montana who agreed that we should apply the 10th to MJ. I have had 4 chats with former TX Governor and incoming Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, who also has been public in support of the 10th and MJ.

This is to report, that the boot leather left on the marble of the halls of Congress by me and others, has helped create an atmosphere of the idea that drug policy should be left to the states. COP has done its part of create this positive development and I thank you for your support.

My good Tony Lamas boots are freshly re-soled and ready for action. Next week will be Grover’s meeting plus two inaugural balls, where I can hob-knob with the big boys..My tux is ready.

This week’s stats:

2 meetings
147 personal chats with a Member of Congress.. 05 this week
71 Radio Interviews.. 01 this week (Michigan station)
2287 Presentations to Congressional staffers.. 08 this week

COP stats since inception: August 2009

205 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 0 this week
136 interviews and reports in minor media = 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
62 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media..This week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR)…02 this week (NBC twice)
24 major conferences attended – (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, etc) 0this week
* 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. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

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