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Feds Raid Calif. Marijuana University

April 03, 2012  | 

Dozens of federal agents on Monday raided the Oakland businesses and apartment of Richard Lee, the state's most prominent advocate for the legalization and regulation of marijuana, carting away loads of pot and belongings but not revealing the purpose of their investigation.

The agents targeted Oaksterdam University, the internationally famous school that Lee established to train people in the marijuana industry, a medical cannabis dispensary called Coffeeshop Blue Sky, and three properties being rented by Lee, including his apartment near Lake Merritt.

The armed and sometimes masked agents from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Marshals Service came with a battering ram, a sledgehammer, power saws and a locksmith.

On its website, Oaksterdam University bills itself as "quality training for the cannibus industry."

Read the full San Francisco Chronicle story.


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notmeofficer @ 4/3/2012 8:25 PM

Its about time.... this is pure narcoterrorism perpetrated upon all of us

I feel sorry for the abuse the marshals and dea had to take in the light of this... I hope they nail his a@@ to the wall for anything and everything they can... follow the money.. hes dirty

California medical marijuana is a pure scam.. and its coming to your state soon... destroying our society... send all these "sick" people to a leper island and let them smoke their brains out.... but lets not let them have welfare and public assistance...

Marky Mark @ 4/4/2012 6:35 AM

I'm glad someone has finally done something with the madness in California, it is nothing but a pot scam and should be shut down immediately or any/all federal funds shut off to California, hit where it hurts the most.

I wonder why it's always old potheads & stoners that want to legalize any and all drugs, could it be their maladaptive behavior?

Sparkey @ 4/4/2012 7:39 AM

Ironic that it happened on the same day seven people were shot and killed in Oakland. Really highlights the problem of focusing resources on non-violent drug offenses while the real criminals get away.

Random @ 4/8/2012 1:04 AM

Regulating all drugs instead of prohibition may work better, or not. At Regulation and medical treatment may work better than prohibition. At this point that is not the state of the law. These federal officers are doing the best job they can. So there is no call for anger at those that are doing the job they were paid for. If people want it to be done another way, change the law.

Good job officers .

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