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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of September 25, 2009

Howard on the Hill

Stories from the week of September 25, 2009

Small steps: My third appearance at the annual Congressional Black Caucus three day conference filled my week.  Wearing  the COP shirt over my dress shirt, tie and largest cowboy hat, I was able to engage many in conversations.  I am thrilled to report that for the first time, a majority of the 50 odd conversations I had ended with the person agreeing with the COP position: i.e. legalize/regulate/tax.

Be afraid, be very afraid: stopping by the  Dept. of Justice booth at the CBC, I picked up their pamphlet on marijuana.  It states that marijuana use causes cancer…and (love this)…”It has not yet been proven that using marijuana leads to other drugs, but….”  LOL.  Our government has tried for 40 years to prove a causal link between marijuana use and harder drugs, without success.   Apparently they are still spending tax dollars trying to prove it.

Sweetest sound to your ear: I read once that hearing your name generates the greatest pleasure of any words spoken.   At the CBC conference I was invited to be a guest on the Bev Smith radio show out of Pittsburgh, PA.  We had great 30 minute chat.  Towards the end, on the air, Bev said, “We need to legalize all drugs.”

To this old cowboys’ ears, THOSE are the sweetest words I can hear.

PS – the COP website is complete:  please take a look at:  www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

Consider being a member of COP at $30.00 per year.  Add your voice to those agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow.

Make checks payable to:

Citizens Opposing Prohibition Inc

PO Box 772

Buckeystown, MD  21717-0772


Officer Howard  Wooldridge (retired)

Drug Policy Specialist, COP – www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org

Washington, DC

817-975-1110 Cell


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