• 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 22 & 29, 2019

Homework: After meeting with a staffer, I received this email/request for help:

First, thanks for your time, passion, and expertise.

In summary, three takeaways:
1. Summary of rationale/purpose for a judiciary hearing and a breakdown of the what, why, etc.
2. Draft provision ideas for fixes on prohibition you would like to see in federal law
3. HR 1587 – take a look and suggest additions for this bill with regard to data we need to make the argument

All the best,


Historic Vote: I attended the House Judiciary Comm hearing/markup on Wednesday. I very much enjoyed the back and forth, as Republicans said marijuana needed to be studied before any vote and the Democrats responding that, when the Rs were in control, they failed to study the issue AND the plant has been used now for 6,000 years so much is already known. 24-10 and the bill to deschedule MJ now moves to the full House.

Note: The bill contains poison pills put in by Ds that guarantee the Senate will kill it…so, don’t put the champagne on ice. Sadly.

It was a very good, gratifying week.

This week’s stats:

317 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 02 this week (CMan Carter, R-GA and CMan Spanno R-FL)
3285 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 09 this week
01 Meetings – House hearing/markup
165 interviews and reports in minor media = 01 this week

COP stats since inception: August 2009
387 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 0 this week
85 Radio Interviews.. 0 this week
102 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribute, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters
31 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week
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
84 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $83,000) 0 this week
43 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
* Consider being a member of COP at $40.00 or more per year. All contributions are tax-deductible. 40 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 drug prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

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