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News, The Snitch Feds Seize Marijuana Icon Richard Lee's Money, Which He Owed The IRS Anyway

Feds Seize Marijuana Icon Richard Lee's Money, Which He Owed The IRS Anyway

In these days of leaks, the federal government has bigger worries than drug war dissidents. But Uncle Sam hasn't forgotten about the marijuana movement. This week, the target of the biggest federal drug raid in recent Bay Area memory was…
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News, The Snitch Oaksterdam Raid: Journalist Is Only Person Charged One Year Later

Oaksterdam Raid: Journalist Is Only Person Charged One Year Later

Our friends over at SFist today posted a reminder that it's been one year since federal agents -- mostly the IRS, though DEA and US Marshals were on scene -- raided the campus of Oakland marijuana grow college Oaksterdam University…
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News, The Snitch Roseanne Stumps for Medical Marijuana Vote in Oakland

Roseanne Stumps for Medical Marijuana Vote in Oakland

As third-party hero Gary Johnson cements his status as the most viable alternative presidential candidate in recent memory (the Libertarian challenger to Obama-Romney broke the 10 percent mark in one recent poll of Ohio voters), it appears clear to marijuana-minded…
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News, The Snitch Jury Nullification Does Work -- If You're a White Rastafarian

Jury Nullification Does Work -- If You're a White Rastafarian

The right thing isn't always the legal thing, as many moralists venturing inside a courtroom will discover. Mandatory minimums mean a judge must sometimes hand down a stiff sentence. The law is the law and it has left no choice, unsavory…
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News, The Snitch Obama Arrives in Oakland, Protesters Waste No Time Making Him Feel Unwelcome (Update)

Obama Arrives in Oakland, Protesters Waste No Time Making Him Feel Unwelcome (Update)

Update (5:10 p.m.): Some 400 protesters took over downtown Oakland, with the crowds extending for more than a city block in anticipation of the president's arrival. SF Weekly writer Chris Roberts was at the scene and tells us that protesters…
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News, The Snitch Oaksterdam Marijuana and Hemp Museum Moving, Seeking Sponsors

Oaksterdam Marijuana and Hemp Museum Moving, Seeking Sponsors

For those corporations or philanthropists who always wanted to attach their names to the country's self-described most expansive and storied collection of marijuana-related artifacts, the time is now.Better yet: If you're a property owner with available commercial space in downtown…
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News, The Snitch Oaksterdam University Goes Volunteer-Only, Future Uncertain

Oaksterdam University Goes Volunteer-Only, Future Uncertain

The federal Justice Department does not yet have Richard Lee's head. But in the wake of a multi-agency raid on Oaksterdam University, they have his business.The "cannabis college," Oakland's best known institution of higher learning -- sorry, Mills, but you…
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News, The Snitch Richard Lee, Oaksterdam Founder, Calls It Quits After Federal Raid

Richard Lee, Oaksterdam Founder, Calls It Quits After Federal Raid

Less than a week after federal agents raided Oaksterdam University, seizing many of its assets, including plants, bank accounts, records and computers, its founder, Richard Lee, has decided it's time to go. Lee, the most visible pot legalization advocate…
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News, The Snitch Oaksterdam University Pledges to Re-Open After Federal Raid on Marijuana Leader

Oaksterdam University Pledges to Re-Open After Federal Raid on Marijuana Leader

What many saw as the inevitable hit Oaksterdam founder Richard Lee on Monday, when federal agents came knocking at the home and businesses of the man who has become the marijuana movement's de-facto figurehead.After Lee revived a moribund part of…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Raid Gives Pot Activists Even More Reason to Hate on The Feds

Marijuana Raid Gives Pot Activists Even More Reason to Hate on The Feds

Pot smokers across the Bay Area were outraged when they caught wind that the feds were raiding Oaksterdam University, the well-respected cannabis training facility in downtown Oakland. The feds, which included DEA agent and IRS officials, remained tight-lipped about what…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Legalization Measure Has Support of Mendocino Growers

Marijuana Legalization Measure Has Support of Mendocino Growers

Can Protections for Medical Patients Help Succeed Where Proposition 19 Failed?Cannabis advocates promised they'd be back at the California ballot following marijuana legalization measure Proposition 19's historic failure in November 2010 (the measure received more votes than gubernatorial hopeful Meg…
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News, The Snitch The Most Coveted Job in San Francisco: Tending Bud

The Most Coveted Job in San Francisco: Tending Bud

You will need to smoke a joint after bud tending....it's a stressful jobIt may not be the best job in San Francisco: starting pay is $15 an hour, it's part-time, and job security? The federal government could lock you up…
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News, The Snitch Reality TV Calls: Hey Potheads, Get Ready For Your Close-up

Reality TV Calls: Hey Potheads, Get Ready For Your Close-up

Want to learn how to grow the kindest bud in the land? Want to be filmed by a Hollywood production crew while you do it? I didn't think so. Paranoid potheads will no doubt recoil in horror at the…
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News, The Snitch Oaksterdam University: Yes, It's For Real

Oaksterdam University: Yes, It's For Real

So I guess that ad on the back page of the Weekly wasn't a scam after all: The AP reports that dozens of students have graduated from Oaksterdam University, the downtown Oakland institution of higher learning (you saw that…
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