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COP on the Hill: Stories from the weeks of December 14, 2018

COP on the Hill

Stories from the weeks of December 14, 2018

Thief!?: Reading a CATO analysis paper on the opioid/heroin problem, I came to the segment on treatment. As I was reading about the Swiss HAT, I realized that whole sentences were lifted from the COP website!! What the hell? As I finished the segment, I saw the footnote #63. I am very proud and gratified that the author utilized our summary to inform the reader.

63 Howard J. Wooldridge, “Swiss Medication-Assisted Treatment 1994-2018: Summary,” Citizens Opposing Prohibition, https://www.citizensopposingprohibition.org/resources/swiss-heroin-assisted-treatment-1994-2009-summary/; and Nordt and Stohler, “Incidence of Heroin Use in Zurich, Switzerland.”

Area Code 913- where is that?: I viewed the call suspiciously but still I answered. The caller was a state rep in Kansas, from some wheat field in the middle of nowhere. He was asking for my advice on the following situation:

The driver of a small truck was transporting 500 pounds of industrial hemp from Colorado to Michigan. He was stopped by a county sheriff. Long story short the guy was arrested for felony possession with intent to deliver and had been in jail 10 days. I was able to answer a few questions, before turning the situation over to my colleague Ben Droz who is the chief lobbyist for all things industrial hemp in the US Congress. Ben is helping out the poor guy in jail and I will follow up on the story. Truly, it is not what you know but who you know.

We often don’t know, until someone tells us: From Chuck Ream – drug reformer of 3 decades and a prime mover/shaker of why marijuana is legal today in Michigan:

and warm regards to you! What a pleasure it is to work with you!
I think when “healthy and productive Michigan” saw you, they knew their game was up.
And Michigan will open the floodgates, …finally.
I hope you are staying warm and enjoying the season and your wonderful woman.
You are not afraid to get out in the trenches.

This week’s stats:

2 Meetings – meetings, hearings, etc.

COP stats since inception: August 2009

2927 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 0 this week

277 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week

153 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week.

99 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 18 This week (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}

357 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 0 this week -A State Senator from Michigan
30 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 -ALEC

84 Radio Interviews. 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 prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

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