Medical marijuana activists are gathered around Oaksterdam University in downtown Oakland as federal authorities raid the state's first-ever cannabis training facility. Officials with the Drug Enforcement Agency, walking in and out of the school at 16th and Broadway, would not talk to the press.
Protesters surrounded the cordoned facility, shaming DEA officials and telling them to "fuck off."
Activists told reporters that authorities had stormed Oaksterdam founder Richard Lee's home earlier, and that he was possibly in custody, although Special Agent Arlette Lee would not confirm this to SF Weekly. She did say that the feds were raiding other locations, but would not say where.