• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP on the Hill: Stories from the weeks of January 5 and 12, 2024

2024 Outlook:

Given the intransigence/ political BS of Majority Leader Schumer in the Senate, no meaningful marijuana legislation will be on the Prez’ desk in 2024.   Essentially, he will not take a 70% win on banking and deschedule.

The chances of greatly expanding methadone access for Fenty addicts has a slight chance, as the Senate Health Committee had a hearing and winning vote in December.

I have solid confidence that more will pass this year at the state and federal levels to expand the medical use of ‘magic mushrooms’,etc to help especially veterans and anyone with PTSD.

3 seconds too slow:  I was headed to my next appointment in Rayburn, when out of the elevator popped Congressman Buddy Carter, republican from Georgia. More importantly he is the chairman of the health subcommittee which would hold a hearing on the bill to expand methadone access. I had 2 seconds during which I said buddy pause Carter, as i remembered his name. 3 seconds later I remembered he was the chairman of the committee I want to talk to. I promise to be faster on my feet next time.

On Sunday I head to the primary in New Hampshire.  Recall I was there in 2016 and 2020, receiving major media coverage; NY Times, Jake Tapper of CNN tweeted out my foto, great chats with Chris Christy, etc.  Yes, I am bringing my long johns, etc.

This week(s):

Meetings: 1 -Grover Norquist Center-Right meeting

5079 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 35 this week

454 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs,  01 this week…  R Candidate  for the House from Colorado.


COP stats since inception: August 2009

384 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 his week:

109 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week.

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

98 Radio Interviews:  0 this week


33 major conferences attended – CPAC 2023, (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

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