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COPs on the Hill: Stories from the week of May 7, 2010

COPs on the Hill

Stories from the week of May 7,  2010

What about my profits?  I spent my second week of the Oregon speaking tour like the first… speaking to various groups, media etc.   The most memorable question of the tour came from a guy in Coos Bay in SW Oregon.   He asked what would happen to the price of pot, if California legalizes it this fall.

 The price would fall hard I replied, though I admitted to not being an expert.   I later learned the questioner and several of his friends were big-time illegal growers.

 Reflections on the Oregon tour for MAMA:   I spent a thoroughly enjoyable 14 days with 3 dedicated reformers, driving a couple of thousand miles and attending several events everyday.  I met dozens of medical cannabis patients who were helping others with advice on product, growing tips, sharing meds and simply being good human beings.  After 5 years in the ‘belly of the beast’ = DC, my spirit was renewed by so many unselfish acts.

 The tour was capped* by an afternoon at the MAMA house in Portland.  50 odd med cannabis patients enjoyed a perfect spring day.   Sandee Burbank whom I met in 2003 as she gained excellent Oregon media coverage on my first Misty trip—-has been a fireball for 30 years in Oregon.   What a woman!   She only needs to pick up the phone to bring me back.

 Wearing my COPs t-shirt everyday was a happy annoyance for my companions.   About 10 people a day asked me why, causing a few minor delays on our travels.   However, 5 shirts were ordered during the trip, so the shirt lives on.  Citizens do want to speak  out on the issue and the shirt is a good vehicle.

 *was capped = zum Schluss kam

 COP stats since August 2009:

 348 presentations to Congressional Staffers

7 presentations to VIPs (elected officials)

33 published Letters to the Editor (that we know of)

Numerous conferences, hearings & briefings attended.  C-Span broadcast my question at a Senate briefing

11 radio shows

6  TV interviews (Colombian TV, Fox and Univision)

Consider being a member of COPs at $30.00 or more per year.  It is tax-deductible.  Add your voice to those who agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow.  Go to: www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org and click on Donate/Join – by credit card or check.


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