• 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 June 26, 2015


Stories from the week of June 26, 2015

Almost out of a job: While hugging a Redwood tree in California, the House came within 12 votes of repealing the 1937 federal prohibition of marijuana law. 45 Repubs voted 10th Amendment. Sadly 24 Dems voted to keep federal officers crashing thru your front door.

On states’ rights for medical MJ, the House voted 242-186 to return to the States the decision of how to handle the medical use….67 Repubs voted our way..

In the Senate’s first ever vote on the issue the committee voted 21-9 to approve state’s rights for medical MJ. Wow!! 6 Repubs voted our way.

What it all means: I wanted to see a concrete example of the fruits of our labor. Near Colorado Springs we visited an MJ store. I had the ‘clerk’ show me child-proof containers ( 3 types were used), edibles, joints, loose bud, etc. All very educational. I did become a bit emotional. THIS is what I have worked towards for 18 years.

Long and short = we, the MJ team of dedicated professionals will be working very hard in the coming months to convert 12+ offices to see the light.

New Player/Partner: I attended a Monday morning meeting at the National Press Club. Third Way sponsored the event titled, “How to win a marijuana vote.” I learned a bunch and most importantly what sales to the public. FYI, when discussing policing, lead first with that officers should focus on serious, public safety crimes, not a green plant. That cops want the money for the budgets, OT is all true but the experts say lead with the miss-use of precious, limited police time.

It will slow you down: I was careless last Sunday. Long story short…my foot somehow was on the same space as Misty’s rear right hoof, hers being on top = 300 or so pounds for one second. Nothing broken but I could only go to work starting on Friday.



1854 Presentations to Congressional staffers..    06 this week

59 Radio Interviews..  01 this week

03 meetings this week


  COP stats since inception: August 2009

16 Conversations (five minutes or longer) with Member of Congress..   this week


72 brief chats with Members of Congress..   00 this week

38 published interviews in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 00 this week

145 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     00 this week

88 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..    this week

22 major conferences attended..   (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review,  etc)    0 this week

38 Appearances on major TV networks..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC)…0 this week (BBC)

81 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $80,000).. 0 this 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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