• 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 9, 2017

COP on the Hill:

Stories from the week of June 9, 2017

One thing leads to another: Out of the Metro Station and about to climb the steps into the Cannon building, I noticed Cman Gaetz (R-FL) in the corner smoking a cigarette with 2 others (we had met two weeks prior). The four us had a nice, 2 minute chat. As the Cman signaled it was time for me to move on, his aide mentioned the opioid deaths/crisis.

I opened my briefcase to give her the summary of the Swiss MAT program (Medication-Assisted-Treatment). She spotted my German book and inquired why I had it. I replied I was brushing up for a meeting at the German embassy later this month. That led to more questions, as I informed the Cman that an x-cop is now a member of the German parliament and a legalizer of marijuana. All good stuff.

Allies: I had a 30-minute meeting with the lobbyist for the American Legion this week. The topic was their letter to the President regarding the need to get God’s green medicine into the hands of His people. Since I only know the basics of MMJ, I turned the ball over to my friends at MPP, Don Murphy and Bob Capecchi to provide the expertise on how to move the issue best in the byzantine corridors of the FDA, etc…stay tuned.. a shout out to John Gilmore for the American Legion contact.

This week’s stats:

196 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 01 this week
2450 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 09 this week
77 Radio Interviews. 01 this week
4 meetings

COP stats since inception: August 2009

206 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 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
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
148 interviews and reports in minor media = 00 this week.
26 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 (CPAC)
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

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