Cannabis COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of April 5, 2013

From: Howard W.
Sent on: Thursday, April 11, 2013 2:39 PM

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of April 5, 2013

See Karen shaking her head:  I made the mistake of whining to Karen I had 11 appointments on Wednesday….7 is my usual maximum, since it become very difficult to make all my points and not say the same thing twice…after 7.  Oh well. I was able to speak clearly the whole day and survived a week of 33 appointments.  I had a splash of Crown this week, as I was able to meet and chat with two Members of the House.

I was wrong:  During my first year on the Hill a staffer informed me that his office was against my proposal for several reasons; one was that the marijuana industry would eventually want subsidies for their crops of hemp and MJ.  I disagreed with him. He was right. I was wrong.

Recently an enthusiastic supporter of industrial hemp said we in reform should ask for cash supports for the hemp crop, until it could make a profit on its own.  Oops.  Right.  Borrow more money from China to support sugar, cotton and HEMP growing.. Yikes!

COP stats since inception: August 2009

  • 1193 Presentations to Congressional staffers..33 this week
  • 33 Appearances on major TV networks..0 this week(Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)
  • 22 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers or magazine … 0 this week
  • 54 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc.. 0 this week
  • 71 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $70,000) =  this week
  • 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning my efforts & in support of COP position
  • 28 Radio Interviews..0 this week
  • 36 brief chats with Members of Congress..2 this week
  • 38 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.   0 this week
  • 12 major conferences attended (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, etc)
  • Permanent invitation to 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 $30.00 or more per year.   All contributions are tax-deductible.   Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal prohibition.  COP provides that voice.   If you agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow and want to be a part of the solution…  Go to: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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