• 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 November 21 & 28, 2014

Stories from the week of November 21 & 28, 2014

The fact-finding delegation from the embassy spent three days in Denver learning all about how marijuana legalization is working. The report has been written and is now in Berlin. The other nation involved was France which sent one of their embassy staff to accompany the four Germans.

In so many words the Germans were impressed with the lack of major problems. Their primary concerns lie in how to produce, package and sell the product at a retail level, NOT necessarily legalization itself.

IMHO this was a medium-sized step forward. If this report persuades the Germans to support a change in the 1961 treaty (world-wide prohibition of some drugs), a major hurdle will be eliminated, allowing all the nations to find their own paths. Vienna, Austria and the United Nations yearly meeting on drugs is only a few months away. I am thrilled.

COPs has received a very nice letter from the Germans, thanking me for my efforts in making their Denver mission efficient and successful. All members of COPs should give themselves a pat on the back. You – all y’all – made this possible.

Denver Rocks: A small team in Denver put all the nuts and bolts of the trip together. See my letter to them at the bottom.

How I spent my vacation: I jumped off one ship, kissed Karen and we boarded another one. Karen often wore her shirt, generating many contacts, including a former member of the Canadian Parliament ( he and I have established a relationship). She is truly a tour de force.



This week’s raw data:

One week’s vacation + misc. paper work


·         COP stats since inception: August 2009

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

103 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     0 this week

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

10 Conversations (five minutes or longer) with Member of Congress..  0  this week

1686 Presentations to Congressional staffers..  this week

meetings this week

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

52 Radio Interviews..  00 this week


  • 28 published interviews in major (daily) newspapers or magazine…this week
  • 81 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..    this week

79 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $78,000).. 00 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.    …  Go to: ·       www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org and click on Donate/Join – by credit card or send a check to:
  • Citizens Opposing Prohibition

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December 1, 2014


TO: Vicente Sederberg LLC: Denver Relief Consulting

FROM: Howard Wooldridge, LEAP

RE: German/French Fact-Finding Delegation visit to Denver


Ladies & Gentlemen:


I would like to bring to your attention the outstanding efforts of Steve Fox and Chloe Grossman who last month organized meetings for a delegation of staffers from the German and French embassies.   Christian Simon, police liaison for the German embassy, who initiated this project was effusive in his praise for the tours and personnel that Steve and Chloe put together. The delegation came away from Denver with a clear and solid understanding of how Colorado has moved from a prohibition model to a legal/regulated/taxed system to handle marijuana.


As I make my rounds in the halls of Congress, it is a great comfort to know my ‘back-up’ in Colorado is Top Shelf. Thank you.





Howard Wooldridge

Co-Founder – LEAP


CC: Neill Franklin, LEAP

Steve Fox

Chloe Grossman










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