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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Obama in Oakland: Here's What Marijuana Activists Had to Say (Photos)

Posted By on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Yesterday, some 400 pot smokers and marijuana activists descended on downtown Oakland hours before President Barack Obama was scheduled to arrive. They were there, of course, to demand the president stop his senseless crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, most recently right there in Oakland.

Here's a glimpse of the downtown scene from yesterday:

click to enlarge KATE CONGER
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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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