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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of May 22, 2015

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of May 22, 2015

Really?: I was able to ask a NC Republican why he voted against the 10th Amendment last year on MJ. He replied he was all in favor of 10th but was concerned the feds had to pay the treatment costs for those who become addicted to MJ.

I left him a note the next day asking for how much Congress spends to help such a problem. I am not holding my breath waiting for his office to respond.

Arnie’s Army: (if you are too young to know what that was –Golfing great Arnold Palmer attracted spectators like Tiger Woods)…..On Thursday the Capitol was swarming with NORML members for their annual lobby day.   I needed to finish passing out a sheet on HR 1940 to all House members.

After lunch 5 from Georgia wanted to see the Cowboy do his work. Russ filmed us going from office to office. After 25 minutes or so the Army wanted to try it on their own…I gave each of them a floor in the Longworth building…

After we met again to debrief, I said what they had just done was just part of the routine, mundane, boring part of the job. My Army was adamant I was wrong! They were energized and close to thrilled to be part of what it takes to change the world. No doubt after doing this for 10 years, I needed to be reminded by the rookies of how important the work is.

Serious work: I had a brain burp. I went to Dr. Harris’ office in my professional clothes. I told the aide that a couple of DC-based MJ dealers wanted to thank Congressman Harris for his leadership in blocking MJ stores opening in the District. I described how the dealers had nearly doubled their sales and profits in 2015 ( the Washington Post ran a story this week titled: “the drug dealer protection act” and mentioned how Harris was a leader in protecting drug dealers)..


The aide took down the info, as she asked for my business card which I supplied. I acted like I do such things all the time. I was quite convincing I believe. Oscar time?

Au Canada: Karen and I leave tomorrow for San Francisco, going on US 50 all the way on our motorcycle. Then we turn right to Vancouver and right again on Canada One & back home.

I am mentally and physically in need of this extended time off. Please know that the professionals I work with in DC will be pulling the wagon hard during my absence.

72 brief chats with Members of Congress..   04 this week

1848 Presentations to Congressional staffers..    08 this week

58 Radio Interviews..  01 this week


01 meetings this week


  COP stats since inception: August 2009

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

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