• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

Howard on the Hill: Stories from the week of January 1, 2010

Howard on the Hill

Stories from the week of January 1, 2010

Best moment in 2009:

When Congressman Johnson engaged me in conversation 2 weeks ago. This was only the second time in over three years that a Member asked for a chat.

Worst moment in 2009:

 The briefing in November I attended on the Webb Commission bill where we were informed that law enforcement was exerting great pressure to kill/make  useless – the Webb bill.

The stats of 2009:

Since August 1 and the launch of COPs:

225 presentations were made to Congressional Staffers and six VIPs.

 Four (4) radio interviews were done, along with two (2) TV interviews.

5 opeds published in on line blogs

24 Letters to the Editor published

COP Members have contributed 18,000 Dollars ( I am humbled and honored)

Total expenses for calendar 2009 were 4200 (1000 of which were fees to establish COPs w/ the government).

Strategy for 2010:

 Coordinate closely with MPP and DPA to see a bill introduced to repeal federal prohibition of cannabis and or repeal federal prohibition of the medical use of cannabis.

Past that, make presentations to 535 offices on the Hill, meet and chat with more VIPs and discover as many venues as possible for COP speakers to help at the local and state levels.

In late August I will take a leave of absence from COPs. I will take Misty to California via truck and trailer and spend 10 weeks there campaigning to pass their legalize/regulate/tax cannabis ballot issue.

Stay alert for any opportunity to move the issue.


 Consider being a member of COP 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.

Thank you,

Officer Howard Wooldridge (retired) Drug Policy Specialist,

 COP – www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org

Washington, DC 817-975-1110 Cell


 Citizens Opposing Prohibition 

PO Box 772 Buckeystown, MD 21717-0772

 Modern Prohibition/The War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional & immoral domestic policy since slavery & Jim Crow.

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