• 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 May 10, 2024


Cowboy is Qualified:

From out of the blue this week I received a request from META (Facebook) to help them improve their AI and algorithms to combat a growing problem of FB users  selling coke, heroin, fentanyl on line.

Somehow, I had been selected as one of twenty drug policy experts in the world to help META.

I am not at liberty to disclose what was said.

This Week:

2  meetings: Grover Norquist  : META

6002 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 08 this week

469 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs,   …spoke to 01 this week..R candidate running for the US House


COP stats since inception: August 2009

400 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 00

117 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 this week

245 interviews and reports in minor media … 0 this week –

102 Radio Interviews:  01 this week


34 major conferences attended – CPAC 2024, (3 UN drug conferences in Vienna, Austria),  LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week

Media:  Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, OAN, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters, Stern

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Dear Howard,


I hope you are well.


I am xxxxx with Meta’s Content Policy team, which sets the standards for what content is and is not allowed on our platform. As part of this process, we regularly speak with experts, thought leaders, academia, and civil society to understand how we can improve our policies to better serve our user community and to more effectively remove violating content from our platform.


Currently, under our ‘Restricted Goods and Services’ policy, we restrict attempts to purchase, sell, market, coordinate the trade of, donate, offer or solicit high-risk drugs (drugs with a high likelihood of misuse, addiction, or associated with serious health risks, including overdose; e.g., cocaine, fentanyl, heroin). We are currently reviewing our list of high-risk drugs with the aim to include drugs that are considered the most dangerous, in terms of deaths, overdose etc..


Given your expertise, I would like to request for an off-the-record and informal discussion about this work. The call should last approximately 45-minutes. Please let me know what time would be convenient for you over the coming weeks.


Many thanks,




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