• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

Cops on the Hill: Stories from the week of January 21, 2022

One big reason I go to the Grover Norquist – Center Right Wednesday meetings;


This from someone who has an excellent chance of being a Member of the US House


Good morning Cowboy.
Yes, it’s was a pleasure meeting and speaking with you. I am a true 10th
believer and follower. If it’s not enumerated in the Constitution… it’s
for the states and the people to decide.
You can count on my support of the 10th.
Commentary:   FWIW, yes, we have plenty of votes to end the federal prohibition of marijuana in both the House and Senate.  Sadly, the Dems will not bring up a clean, simple one page bill to do that.  They are holding out for a marijuana bill with lots of liberal goodies attached, making it impossible for Republicans to support.  Extremely sad.


Oregon Update for 2022:  I am sending out 535 individual emails to all Congressional staffers on what we know about their new, decrim of drugs law.  Copy at bottom.  Yes, this is taking a ton of time.


Weekly Activities:


3725   Presentations to Congressional staffers… 03 this week

400 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 02 this week –  Missouri State Rep and a Repub. Candidate for US House

Meetings: 1 Grover Norquist center-right


COP stats since inception: August 2009


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

92 Radio Interviews… 0 this week

208 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week.

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

44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 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 Tribune, 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.”

* 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


Oregon Drug Decrim Update for 2022


  • Personal Responsibility is now the Cornerstone principle regarding drug use/abuse. Like alcohol,  cigarettes and other health issues are a matter of personal responsibility.  The War on Drugs is nearly over in Oregon.
  • After 10 months – no major, negative events/developments
  • 80% reduction in police action (tickets for simple possession)
  • 80% reduction in police searches, thus improving police/community relations
  • Treatment facilities are going on line slower than expected. 300 million was allocated in late 2021 to accomplish this by 2023.
  • No reports of increased use or Drug DUI
  • Half who receive a ticket are ignoring them, doing no follow-up
  • More police time for real crime. Quote from Oregon sheriff:

“We have no hammer,”** said Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel, whose deputies had not issued a single class E violation as of Oct. 1, according to circuit court records. “What does that do for law enforcement to focus on those violations right now? We can look for car thefts, burglaries, assaults, and those sorts of things.”


First published reports out of Oregon since total drug decrim for personal amounts went into effect on Feb. 1, 2021

This is the full article:  https://www.opb.org/article/2021/10/27/oregon-pioneering-drug-law-raises-more-questions-than-answers-early-months/






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