• 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 July 12 , 2013

Stories from the week of July 12 , 2013

 More bang for the buck:  This time of year Senate offices are full of college interns.  Often the legislative assistant has 1-2 sit in on my presentations, due to personal interest in the topic.  This spreads the anti-prohibition message further and creates more buzz about the issue.  Twice at lunch this week I had 5-6 interns sit near me and we engaged in 15 minutes of conversation.

No, I haven’t talked to any experts: One staffer was convinced that ending prohibition would automatically result in a great increase in use/abuse.  I asked her sources or research.  She had none.  It was her gut feeling.  I asked her to question influencing national policy on a ‘gut’ feeling.  I requested she call for hearings on the issue of increased use.  Or, at a minimum, speak to expert doctors in the field of addiction psychology, relating I had spoken to eight (8).

NOTE: In my first 35 presentations in the Senate I have had a grand total of two (2) aides defend drug prohibition.

Death is the solution..McCain: I had an excellent 30 minute chat with the new aide for Senator McCain.  He understood the problems created by prohibition.  As I updated my records, I wiped out the notes on the previous aide.  Five years ago she stated the simple way to end the drug problem was to kill all drug dealers.  I recall giving her the federal statistic that 900,000 teens sell drugs.  “Would you execute a 14 y/o who is selling drugs?” I asked.  She refused to answer.  Glad she is gone from the Senator’s staff.


COP stats since inception: August 2009

  • 1280 Presentations to Congressional staffers..20 this week
  • 34 Appearances on major TV networks..this week(Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)
  • 22 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers or magazine… this week
  • 56 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..  this week
  • 72 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $70,000) =  01 this week
  • 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning my efforts & in support of COP position
  • 31 Radio Interviews.. this week
  • 37 brief chats with Members of Congress..this week
  • 40 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.  this week
  • 13 major conferences attended..  this week (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, etc)
  • Permanent invitation to 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:


Published in the Missourian (note: I gave them two identifiers of me.  One for COP and one for LEAP)

No Evidence Pot Causes Schizophrenia

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 6:32 pm


By Howard “Cowboy” Wooldridge, Co-Founder of LEAP — Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Adamstown, Md.


To The Editor:


Mr. Miller implied that use of marijuana makes one schizophrenic.  Of course there are no studies showing the use of marijuana causes schizophrenia.  There is strong evidence that schizophrenics self-medicate with marijuana.


Mr. Miller and all of us should know and be taught in schools that every drug carries a variety of risks.

Let us assume that marijuana does cause this mental illness. How is the prohibition of marijuana helping our young people avoid schizophrenia, since it is much easier for a teen to buy marijuana than alcohol?


Indeed, how is marijuana prohibition helping anything?























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