• 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 March 1, 2024

What a memory: In the barbers’ chair losing what little I have left, a young woman spied my cowboy hat on the coat rack.  She asked, ‘Do you have a big buckle and want to legalize cannabis?’  Yes, I replied…she had seen me 10 years ago making a presentation to the SSDP conference. (Students for a Sensible Drug Policy)..we had a lively chat about progress made.  The House barber was impressed!

Marketing: About to leave the Rayburn House Building after a good day, I heard a voice asking “why?”  Two staffers read my jacket.  We had a solid 5 minute chat on why legalize all drugs…and they agreed with COP values in broad principles….small steps…PS it is almost becoming too easy..

A shout out to my former wife Karen who used the line (when asked wearing the shirt: Moms Say Legalize Pot)…”the police can protect your children better, if they don’t waste time on MJ”…after seeing her message being so well received, I adopted it…this was about 10 years ago.


This Week:

1 meeting: Grover Norquist

5119 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 08 this week

462 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs,  01 Republican running for US House


COP stats since inception: August 2009

391 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week:

117 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 this week

101 Radio Interviews:  0 this week

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

34 major conferences attended – CPAC 2024, (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, Stern

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