Cannabis Cop: Stories from the week of August 2, 2013

From: Howard Wooldridge
Sent on: Monday, August 5, 2013 9:38 AM

 

 

**I was on vacation this week.

 

Below is a  letter I wrote to a Senate staffer I had a great, 30 minute chat the week before.  This will give you an idea of how I finish up a visit……this is written for a Repub. Office.  The Democratic letter is at bottom.

 

Morning Evelyn,

 

Thank you for your time earlier this month.   I thoroughly enjoyed the chat, even as we disagree on the nanny-state policy of prohibition.

 

I am concerned that you influence national policy based on a personal hunch that use may go up/explode.  I implore you to talk to medical experts in this area. 

 

Since we first met two years ago, the federal govt. has spent some 30 billion dollars on prohibition of drugs, 13 of which we borrowed from China.  And absolutely nothing was accomplished.  Per the DEA, drugs are still readily available to America’s youth.

 

Current federal drug policy violates many Republican principles i.e. limited federal govt, individual freedom, squandered money, (borrowing billions from China to pay for it), etc.    As a registered Republican, it is painful to see our party lose its way.  Tell me how & where current policy is helping America and I will leave for Texas tomorrow.   Please have the Senator write an oped pointing out all the benefits and advantages of marijuana prohibition & send a copy to me.

 

If I can assist in a volunteer capacity, I speak fluent German, French and Spanish.

 

I remain at your service,

 

Howard

 

Officer Howard  Wooldridge (retired)

Drug Policy Specialist, COP - www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org

Co-Founder of LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition – www.leap.cc

 

Washington, DC

[masked] Cell

[address removed]

 

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

 

Is this an appropriate/effective use of valuable police time?

 

What I would rather be doing in retirement: Time with my horse: 2005  en route to NYC

Morning Stephanie,

 

Thank you for your time earlier this month.    I enjoyed the chat.

 

I hope you will be able to convince the Senator that drug prohibition has been a disaster for the young people of our country, causing misery and death.   We need to repeal federal prohibition, starting with marijuana.  Pls. let me know if the Senator can articulate one advantage of prohibition.   Let’s take away the option of being a teen drug dealer.

 

If I can assist in a volunteer capacity, I speak fluent German, French and Spanish.

 

I remain at your service,

 

Howard

 

Officer Howard Wooldridge (retired)

Drug Policy Specialist, COP - www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org

Co-Founder of LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition – www.leap.cc

 

Washington, DC

[masked] Cell

[address removed]

 

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

 

Appropriate and productive use of an officer’s time?

 

 

 

End of a journey for justice:  Newport Beach, Oregon to Savannah, Georgia….3100 miles and two months in the saddle

Spring of 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

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